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Ryerson University master's student in Urban Development Ariana Cancelli researches the use of transient urban spaces

Laneways meet new life

Ariana Cancelli, Master’s in Urban Development, MPl


Ariana Cancelli has embarked on a new initiative called The Laneway Project. She’s developed a plan that will show city residents and community planners how transient urban areas can be put to better use, serving as green spaces and places where people can socialize. Armed with the problem-solving skills she acquired while earning her master’s in urban development from our Faculty of Community Services, Ariana is taking important steps towards increasing public safety and strengthening neighbourhoods.

By offering them the opportunities and tools they need to effect real change in their communities, Ryerson sets passionate students like Ariana on the path towards improving the world they live in.

Photo credit: Huy Lam

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