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The Law of 90%

Have you ever started a project that you’re jacked up about, work on it for awhile, get it to a certain point and then either abandon it or let it fade out when you’re about 90% done? Yeah……..me neither. My brother and I joke about the Law of 90% because we have a very predictable…
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Bridge over the River North Saskatchewan

The Walterdale Bridge replacement project was a shitshow. Over budget, Korean steel delivered a year late, and contractor squabbles somewhat tarnished the project. When it opened, there were more than a few “finally”‘s and snide, side-of-mouth opinions being broadcast by Edmontonians. And for good measure, of course. It’s a major artery connecting south Edmonton with…
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Precipitation – not just a Middle English word whose origin goes back to 1425

It rained today. Edmonton is surprisingly dry compared to other major cities. All precipitation we get here seems to come in big dumps rather than spread out over a longer period. It’s kind of cool, I remember as a kid really being into the big storms. The ones that would circle, where you’d count (with…
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Plan View is sexy

In my day job as a Planner, that I certainly won’t be quitting unless this blog really takes off, I do a lot of work in Plan View. Looking at things from 10,000, 5,000 or 1,000 feet above ground level is just what planners (and birds) do. It’s supposed to give an overall picture of…
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