Bora Mici

Bora Mici has a background in design and online writing. Most recently, she has worked as an online contributor for DC Mud, Patch.com, GoodSpeaks.org and WatchingAmerica.com, covering urban planning and visual and performing arts in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as topics related to the environment and human rights; editing and translating news articles from around the world. She has also participated in design projects of various scopes, including modular housing, design guidelines, and campus and community planning. Her interests include sustainable projects in the public interest.

Paris, France Plans to Be the World's Biking Capital by 2020

by Bora Mici

Following the recent particulate pollution episodes that touched Paris, City Hall has unveiled its solution: the 2015-2020 Bike Plan. Through this major 150 million Euro project, those in charge hope to not only impr... Read article

In Nova Tower in Bordeaux, France Escapes Super High Building Classification

by Bora Mici

The real estate developer group CARLE has called on Bordeaux architects Bernard Bühler and Frédérik Dain (Hobo Architecture) to design the IN NOVA tower, a building that will be 55 meters high. Superimposing nine flo... Read article

Recycl'art & Arts Dock to Animate Gatineau, Quebec in Summer 2015

by Bora Mici

Nearly 30 sculptures designed from recycled and reclaimed materials displayed in the open, the creation of five works in situ, conceptual performances as well as eco-craftsmen and antique bookseller fairs, among othe... Read article

Montreal, Canada's Real Estate Heavyweights Propose Distance Traveled Taxation

by Bora Mici

Montreal, Canada's city center risks being "marginalized" to the benefit of the suburbs if tolls are implemented, warns Quebec's largest group of real estate owners, which proposes the implementation of a "kilometric... Read article

McGill University Professor Releases App That Measures Street Pollution in Montreal

by Bora Mici

While biking is a good way to limit the rate of pollution in the city, most of the time, the cyclists who brave the traffic have their noses shoved into the exhaust gas of the cars they share the road with. In order ... Read article

Montreal, Quebec's City Center Turns into Camp to Advocate for Social Housing

by Bora Mici

Starting May 21, 2015, the Popular Action Front for Urban Redevelopment (FRAPRU) will establish its "open-ended camp" in Montreal's city center, a camp that has received the support of around 20 celebrities. The P... Read article

Montreal, Quebec's Théâtre de Verdure Closed for Second Season Due to Disrepair

by Bora Mici

Once upon a time, there was a treasure located in the heart of one of the most beautiful parks in Montreal, Canada. A treasure with an uncertain future. This jewel is the Théâtre de Verdure. This open air stage ca... Read article

Old Site of Grocer's Market Continues Transformation in La Confluence, Lyon, France

by Bora Mici

The district of La Confluence, Lyon, France continues its transformation east of the Cours Charlemagne. The developer, Icade, invested in the land historically occupied by the grocer's market, and a team of six desig... Read article

Exhibition: Activism and Transgression at Paris, France's Cité de l'Architecture

by Bora Mici

The exhibit "A Building, How Many Lives?" on view from Dec. 17, 2014 to Sept. 28, 2015 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France, is based on an exercise of compilation that gives its meaning to the name of the plac... Read article

The Blossoming Murals Circuit of Sherbrooke, Quebec's East District

by Bora Mici

The gigantic murals that have characterized Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada's city center since 2002 are now taking over the city's eastern side. Between now and the end of April 2015, ten works will be mounted on buildin... Read article

La Remise Crowdfunds Villeray, Montreal's First Tool Sharing Library

by Bora Mici

On occasion who doesn't need tools for a carpentry, gardening or renovation project? Rather than being forced to buy these tools, the people of Montreal will soon have access to a wide range of cheap equipment thanks... Read article

Could Université Laval's Course Schedules Be Causing Quebec's Traffic Woes?

by Bora Mici

By starting its classes a half hour later, the Université Laval could reduce a lot of traffic in the capital, suggests a young architect. The question was raised during the Québec 2050 event, which gathered agents... Read article

The Commercial Bloodletting Continues in Centre-City Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

by Bora Mici

The shutting down of businesses in centre-city Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada is taking place one after the other at a concerning pace. The last in the game to close its doors is Belley's Billiard Lounge. The dram... Read article