1. Money and Motordom: A Suspension of Belief, an Acceptance of Waste

    Money and Motordom: A Suspension of Belief, an Acceptance of Waste

    Originally posted on Price Tags:

    When it comes to spending hard-earned taxpayers dollars (of which there is no other kind), why do we fail to appreciate the scale of expenditure when huge numbers are involved?  Why, in particular, do we criticize government waste when the numbers are small -  hello, Madame Speaker - but often suspend judgment when the numbers are big?

    Take the Pattullo…

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  2. whatweshouldcallubc:

    1) Chapman Learning Commons looks like the Great Hall

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    2) Chan Centre’s women’s washroom resembles a modernized version of Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom (aka. the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets)

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    3) Ministry of Magic is like Main Mall and University Boulevard with the crowd…

     
  3. Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict/Build Relationships: Katy Hutchison at TEDxWestVancouverED (by TEDxTalks)

     
     

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  5. I mean… I’m all for walking where I need to go, but this just isn’t right

     

  6. stroadtoboulevard:

    Stroad is a word coined by Chuck Marohn. It is a combination (portmanteau) of the words street and road and is used to describe places that have features of both.

    Here’s Chuck:

    The value of a road is in the speed and efficiency that it provides for movement between places. Anything…

     

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  8. Let’s use video to reinvent education - Salman Khan (by TEDEducation)

     
     
  9. Andres Duany Lecture. Fixing suburban sprawl (by Andriy Kosetsky)

     
     
  10. A little reminder about the demise of the Canadian penny from Google.