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Process and Prototyping in Mont-Royal Park
Process and Prototyping in Mont-Royal Park

Julie Margot of Julie Margot Design and Peter Soland of Civiliti discuss their process working on an unconventional wayfinding project “Escales découvertes (Discovery Halts)” in Mont-Royal Park (Montréal).

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Official Signs & Symbols 3—Signing Bicycle Facilities
Official Signs & Icons 3—Signing Bicycle Facilities

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Who will own the smart city?
Who Will Own the Smart City?

By now you’ve probably seen those silver, black and blue monoliths on the streets of Manhattan. Looking like giant cell phones, they’re part of LinkNYC,the communication network CityBridge has installed in New York City as a replacement for 7,500 pay phones. These 10,000 electronic slabs are also something else: an early and somewhat faltering step on the road to the Smart City, dressed up now as a new class of street fixture.

Clearview on U.S. highway signs
States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

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Tacoma Art Museum Rebrand and Sign Scheme
Tacoma Art Museum Rebrand and Sign Scheme
Innovation Plaza
Innovation Plaza
Pike & Rose
Pike & Rose
Map The Square
Map The Square

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Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape
Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape
Darren David - Thinking Beyond

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National Arts Centre's Sesquicentennial Expansion
National Arts Centre's Sesquicentennial Expansion

The National Arts Centre has been a cultural destination in the heart of Ottawa for the past half-century. The NAC was originally built for the 1967 Centennial celebrations and is a stunning showcase of brutalist architecture in Canada with its geometric structure and minimal windows. To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, the NAC began the transformation of their space to make it more accessible to the general public and received the largest government investment for cultural infrastructure.

Trail Signage for the Gwynns Falls Trail
Trail Signage for the Gwynns Falls Trail

The City of Baltimore needed better identification for its robust network of hiking and bike trails. Cloud Gehshan (Philadelphia) created a new graphic language for the Gwynns Falls Trail, one of the busiest trails in the system.

The updated signage will improve the visibility, recognition and cohesion of the trails. The signs offer directions to adjacent highways, attractions and transit, which will increase the utility of the trails for commuters and weekend cyclists.