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By Brent Bellamy, Architect + Creative Director 
Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press

Most Canadian cities trace their history to a time when Europeans began settling at the confluence of rivers, the inlets of coastlines, or under the protection of hills and mountains. Most of these places, however, had been inhabited for thousands of years, long before today’s gleaming office towers were built.

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(SUPPLIED IMAGE) Auckland’s $350-million waterfront redevelopment will be a showcase for Maori design.

Norway's capital bans cars in certain areas

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By Kevin Rollason, Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press

Brent Bellamy has long called for more bike paths and pedestrian-friendly streets to make Winnipeg safer by reducing the number of fatal collisions.

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(Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix via AP) City bikes covered by snow in central Oslo, after a winter snowfall. The Norwegian capital has banned cars in certain areas of the city in favour of bike-only roadways.

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By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect
Republished with permission courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press.

"Building owner opposes heritage designation" has become a regular headline in Winnipeg over the past few years. One by one, buildings are being nominated for designation — the Bay, the Manitoba Club, the University of Manitoba — and, one by one, owners are trying to fight it.

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Image: Brent Bellamy
This streetscape in Winnipeg’s Exchange District presents a pretty winter picture, but it also illustrates the value of preserving and protecting heritage buildings.

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By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect
Republished with permission courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Winnipeg city council will soon be presented with details of the new residential infill strategy, a guide for development in the city’s existing neighbourhoods that represents an important opportunity to manage higher-density growth and define what our communities will look like in the future.

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Image: James Brittain
A contemporary infill structure on Stradbrook Avenue shows how modern design and innovation can enhance a neighbourhood.

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By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect
Republished with permission courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Walking is good for you, and good for the economy. Cities across North America are investing in infrastructure to encourage walking in urban neighbourhoods as a way of improving health, accessibility, quality of life and safety while promoting urban renewal and economic growth.

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Image: Brent Bellamy/Winnipeg Free Press
Cities that invest in infrastructure that promotes a pedestrian lifestyle are reaping social and economic rewards.

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