Urban Planning

Urban tree canopy linked to preventive health

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Urban tree canopy linked to preventive health

Researchers from the Institute of Global Health in Barcelona led a newly released study, which calculates the potential heat mitigating influence of more trees in urban environments.
Ukrainian urbanists incubate post-war recovery

Design Quarterly

Ukrainian urbanists incubate post-war recovery

A network of Ukrainian urban planners and designers is looking ahead to post-war recovery as the country endures an 11th month of destruction, displacement and uncertainty.
Toronto city staff endorse backyard hen-keeping

Canadian Property Management

Toronto city staff endorse backyard hen-keeping

The 102 pilot locations, hosting a total of 307 hens in residential neighbourhoods, engendered three noise complaints and two odour complaints over a nearly four-year period.
urban planners

REMI Network

Urban planners seek return to ‘old normal’ in downtowns

A new study from the University of Waterloo surveyed planners and found they are not preparing for any fundamental changes to past practices, even in the face of changing reality due to the pandemic.
M City

REMI Network

Tallest tower in Mississauga’s M City begins ascent

The building’s design allows for an extensive amenity pavilion that includes an indoor pool and gymnasium, with views of the neighbouring park.
15-minute city

Canadian Apartment Magazine

 ‘15-minute city’ making a comeback

As urban planners re-evaluate the way our cities were designed through the lens of today’s health and wellness needs, the concept of 'the 15-minute city' is making a comeback.
better country

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building on the desire for a better country

The buildings and design sectors are again represented in the newest slate of members of the Order of Canada, which includes a developer, a planner and an architectural glass artist.
SvN Architects

Canadian Facility Management & Design

SvN Architects + Planners names new partners

SvN Architects + Planners has recognized quality leadership by naming Shonda Wang, Sony Rai and Liana Bresler new partners of the firm.
age-friendly communities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Promise of age-friendly communities rings false

Recent analysis of how Canadian suburbs accommodate aging residents concludes that the streetscapes, housing mix and array of neighbourhood services and amenities typically fail to meet seniors' needs.
JP Thornton

CondoBusiness

JP Thornton joins Kasian’s Toronto team

Kasian has announced that JP Thornton has joined its Toronto office as Principal and Commercial Leader, effective May 24, 2016. In this role, Thornton will
infrastructure

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Student proposals tackle infrastructure needs

Planning students competing in the Cities of Tomorrow Showcase and Student Ideas Competition, proposed solutions to municipal issues such as infrastructure.
energy reporting

REMI Network

Waterfront Toronto names new president & CEO

Waterfront Toronto’s Board of Directors has named William Fleissig as its new president and chief executive officer effective January 2016.
KingSett a global leader as GRESB uptake swells

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Why Toronto needs green space networks

Green space in Toronto isn’t expanding at the same rate as new development. In response, a new study asks us to shift our focus and see parks as networks.

REMI Network

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal designs on display

Five design proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in Toronto will be on public display at Toronto City Hall from
shoreline protection rehabilitation

REMI Network

Jennifer Keesmaat picks T.O. City Resolve winner

One Torontonian has won a chance to sip coffee and talk livable cities with Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner for the City of Toronto. The Urban

Canadian Property Management

The strategy behind Kitchener’s revitalization

About 15 years ago, the streets of downtown Kitchener, Ont. were full of abandoned factories, decaying buildings and empty parking lots. The Canadian dollar was
Toronto City Hall

CondoBusiness

Toronto eyes development permit system

Toronto is taking steps towards implementing a development permit system to make the planning application process more efficient and predictable.