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Caitlin Dixon

Farewell to The Grid from Caitlin Dixon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Montreal, Quebec

by Caitlin Dixon

My internship with The Grid began in February of 2014, at a time when I was about to embark on a four month trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a concurrent internship. After completing my undergraduate degree I had s... Read article

St. Henri: Another Montreal Working Class Neighbourhood Gradually Transforming

by Caitlin Dixon

Has St. Henri been subject to a renewal or gentrification? The latter has become a sensitive topic in urban planning theory, and is the cause of many debates and discussions. Notable for its negative implication of w... Read article

Hints of Corruption Won't Stall Montreal’s Ste. Catherine Street Makeover

by Caitlin Dixon

To most, Ste-Catherine Street is recognized as Montreal’s main commercial thoroughfare. Running through the heart of downtown, the street is lined with big brand name stores, several department stores, smaller boutiq... Read article

The Demolition of Iconic Negro Community Center in Montreal’s Little Burgundy

by Caitlin Dixon

Like many other neighbourhoods in the City of Montreal, Little Burgundy is slowly changing. Cafes and cool bars have emerged on Rue Notre-Dame, a street previously known for its abundance of antique shops. The Corona... Read article

Verdun's First Microbrewery Reflects Gentrification of Montreal Neighbourhood

by Caitlin Dixon

Often thought of as an impoverished working class neighbourhood, the borough of Verdun in Montreal, Quebec has been experiencing a renewal since the early 2000's. This eclectic area sandwiched between the Montreal Aquedu... Read article

Red Light Stops Revitalization of Montreal’s Red Light District

by Caitlin Dixon

The corner of St. Laurent Boulevard and Ste. Catherine Street used to form a gateway to the lower Main: Montreal’s Red Light District. Home to organized crime, prostitution, illegal gaming houses, cabarets, brothels and ... Read article

Silos and Signage Reflect Industrial Heritage in Old Port of Montreal, Quebec

by Caitlin Dixon

The heyday of industrial activity in the Old Port of Montreal lasted between 1896 and 1930, when the city became a bustling center for the grain trade. To meet the demands of the million tonnes of merchandise passing thr... Read article

A New District Emerges Around Historic Windsor Station in Downtown Montreal

by Caitlin Dixon

A new bit of skyline will emerge in the lower part of downtown Montreal during the next fifteen years. Developer Cadillac-Fairview, a real-estate branch of the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan, is creating Quad Windsor, a ... Read article

Montreal, Quebec is One of Five Global Hubs of UN's Future Earth Project

by Caitlin Dixon

Climate change poses a threat to peace, security, health, livelihoods, places and species. The United Nations project Future Earth has been designed to respond to these challenges. Its purpose is to advance scientifi... Read article

Racing Towards the Finish Line: Behind Montreal's Hippodrome Development Project

by Caitlin Dixon

The Hippodrome of Montreal, formerly named the Blue Bonnets Raceway, was a horse racing track and casino founded in 1872. It has sat at its current site on Decarie Boulevard in the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce bor... Read article

The Iconic Form of Montreal's Plexes Wavers with Condominium Construction

by Caitlin Dixon

Residents that walk the streets of Montreal, and visitors alike, are often drawn to the city’s architecture, particularly its iconic form of the plexes. These two to three story, flat-roofed residential buildings may tak... Read article

Turning Over a New Leaf at the Queen of Angels Campus in Montreal, Quebec

by Caitlin Dixon

As a new school year begins, the girls that once attended Queen of Angels Academy will be starting a new grade at entirely new schools. This semi-private, Catholic, all-girls secondary school in Dorval, a Montreal suburb... Read article

Top 5 Online Education Programs in Urban Planning

by Caitlin Dixon

Upon being given the task of formulating a list of the top five programs available online for urban planning, I had to first question the differences between online education and traditional education. The traditional sc... Read article

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