Imelda Nurwisah
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Imelda is a graduate student studying urban and regional planning within York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. She is interested in public engagement and how it informs the planning of sustainable and equitable communities. In particular, she is exploring how public engagement can be enhanced through film, the internet, and collaborative processes. In her spare time, Imelda can be found waiting in the rush line of one of Toronto's many film festivals.

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Life is Beautiful? Even the Marginalized Can Benefit from Art

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 4:38 PM

I caught myself staring at the mountains the other day. As someone who recently moved from the concrete jungle of a big city, Vancouver is a startling place to end up in, as you're surrounded by relentless natural beauty. However, I soon discovered that this is juxtaposed against stark issues...

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VIFF 2013: 'Ilo Ilo' Reviewed

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2013 | 8:14 PM

A recent winner of the Camera d'Or prize at Cannes, Ilo Ilo quickly sold out its first screening at the 32nd Vancouver International Film Festival. This subtle yet detailed film about family life in Singapore shows the skilled editing and directorial abilities of Anthony Chen in...

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Floodwatch 2013: Did Canada Sink or Swim?

(4) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 2:54 AM

Over 1,000 planners descended in Vancouver this past week at Infuse, this year's conference for the Canadian Institute of Planners. The requisite jokes about Vancouver's weather introduced many speakers' remarks.

This time, however, the fact that sunny, cloudless weather had blessed the 'Wet Coast' was keenly felt...

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On Transit, Toronto Politicians Are Gridlocked

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 6:31 PM

The Leafs have won the Stanley Cup. Toronto has a networked, accessible transit system.
These are both statements that Torontonians have been anxiously waiting to see realized.

Each statement generates hope and a feeling that Torontonians have rightly earned these achievements after such a long, committed wait....

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