Speaking of creative ideas to improve the cityscape, The Planning and Design Centre is on the hunt for a prominent storefront to set up shop in downtown Halifax. The Planning and Design Centre started as a special project of the Cities & Environment Unit—-a community planning and research group based in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University—-but is working towards being an independent institution. You can check the website for a detailed description of what they're about, but to put it simply, they're a non-profit that wants to help the public make sense of all the plans, initiatives and strategies towards improving Halifax. At their proposed shop one could go in and get access to all the stuff going on, find out what stage it's in and offer input. If you think you can help out with a space, or youre just curious about their work, visit pdcentre.ca or call 494-7705.