We forget that walking can be a part of our public transit system too. On one of those gorgeous weekends Toronto has been enjoying recently, a friend and I went on an urban exploration. We took transit. We met up at St. Clair West Station and headed for the Scarborough Bluffs. We took the subway to Victoria Park, and then the #12 bus along Kingston Road. From there, we could walk down Brimley Road to Bluffer’s Park.
Mega-projects keep failing. So why does the mayor love them so? What a state we are in, Toronto. The City lacks political consensus and expert support on at least three projects that will cost billions of dollars. And yet we hurtle forward. In 2003, Bent Flyvbjerg, Nils Bruzelius, and Werner Rothengatter surveyed more than 1,000 major infrastructure projects from around the world and examined what lessons we could be learned from their success or failure.
Fighting climate change, means changing how we travel. Rail has the potential to replace cars and airplanes. There are so many good reasons to build cities around walking, cycling, and transit. One of the more valuable contributions of all of these is they help us reduce CO emissions. This is an urgent issue and we should be pouring much greater resources into reducing our emissions as much as, and as fast as we can. Bonus: we’ll have cleaner air to breathe, too. But don’t just look around.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".