Taking stock

This is Your Brain on Culture

October 6, 2014

We’re one step closer to finding out what makes a neighbourhood tick – culturally speaking – and it’s all thanks to the neurons in your brain.


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Just the Facts: New Phase of Website Launching Soon

July 18, 2014

The Expressing Vibrancy website is about to get a lot more… vibrant. One of the exciting challenges of the project has been taking an ever-growing mountain of data (numbers, inventories, qualitative feedback) and transforming it into concise but thorough information that connects the cultural dots and has the ability to engage you, our audience.


Meet the Team: Darren Cyr

March 20, 2014

"I hope this project reveals what people consider ‘vibrant,’ and why. It will also be interesting to see how this popular concept can mean different things to different people. For example, when is street art such as graffiti considered vibrant versus disorderly?" 

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The Word on the Street

March 17, 2014

There’s a certain something about particular neighbourhoods that just makes them feel… alive. Imagine a vibrant neighbourhood. What does it look like? Sound like? Imagine walking its sidewalks, and truly experiencing it. What specific qualities set it apart?