An exploration of outdoor living, urban design, business, and culture in winter cities.
Lighting - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
“What light through yonder window breaks...?” If it’s not the sun, then it’s likely artificial light. Considering the number of ways we can manipulate light - including colour, shape, intensity, reflection and more - are we using it to the greatest advantage to make our winter spaces more pleasing, safer, and better for our mental and physical health?
In this episode, we chat with Darío Gustavo Núñez from the Icelandic engineering firm Verkis and Sabine De Schutter from Studio De Schutter in Berlin. We explore the goals and opportunities of lighting, the many ways that we can control light or, alternatively, manage darkness, and the impacts and implications of lighting on our health and well-being.
Verkis verkis.com Studio De Schutter studiodeschutter.com
Sorry Spring, Winter is the Season of Love
Winter romance does not have to be limited to Valentine’s Day. The hush in the air, the mystery of the nights, and the need to cuddle up for warmth are just some of the reasons that winter can be the most romantic season of the year.
In this episode, we hear stories and poems about the romantic power of the season from Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Nisha Patel, Claudia Magalhaes-Steele, Reinekke Lengelle, Correne Refsahl-Jensen and Glenn Kubish. We also learn a bit about how winter romance makes good business from Stephanie MacDonald from Unforgettable Days and Laura Coulson - a promotions officer with Jasper National Park who also happens to be a marriage commissioner.
Nisha Patel - Edmonton’s Poet Laureate - @AnotherNisha on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
Stephanie MacDonald at Unforgettable Days unforgettabledays.ca
Tourism Jasper https://www.jasper.travel/
Glenn Kubish - @kub64 on Twitter
Winds of Change - Or How We Can Change the Wind
In this episode, Sue and Isla talk with Gwyn Richards, the Assistant Director and Head of Design in the City of London and Sebastian Desand of Ingrid Cloud software about wind. Wind can have significant impact on life in our cities, but how we build our cities can have a significant impact on wind.
The discussion talks about measuring wind, and how we can plan our cities around both capitalizing on the benefits, while also mitigating the drawbacks.
Find out more about Ingrid Cloud Software at www.ingridcloud.com
Season One Teaser
You can’t change the weather, but you can change how you feel about it. People and cities around the world are coming around to seeing winter as an opportunity, not a burden. Join us as we talk to thought leaders, city builders and everyday people for an exploration of outdoor living, urban design, business, and culture in winter cities.
Snow and Tell - The Winter City Podcast. Coming soon to a podcast player near you!
Great initiative, please create more episodes!
Big fan - there’s surprisingly not much out there in the podcast world re: winter urbanism. New episodes going into the second wave of COVID would be great!