As Canadians, we instantly contemplated the city of Fort McMurray while considering the outline for the Urban SOS design competition. The small city is experiencing growth phenomena that affects every aspect of the city, its people, the environment and our plant. The urban boom is created by the human obsession with the fossil fuel being mined in the remote boreal lands surrounding Fort McMurray. The oil has seduced thousands of humans, like sirens blaring a mantic toll, with hidden agendas and foreshadowed tragic demise. The past present and future collide in the vision and thoughts of those who understand the predicament created by the oil sands. What are we doing to our planet and at what cost?
- Publication Date
- Sep 28, 2011
- Art & Photography
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Marla Clarke, By (author): Graham Gidden