Is Our High-Rise Development Model Limiting Our Complete Communities and Depleting Our Social Capital?

Our public realm and community services are critical to developing thriving urban environments. As our high-rises facilitate extreme density in our core, are we diluting the diversity and inclusivity of our communities and therefore, our potential to develop social capital?

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Will Self-Driving Cars be a Blessing or a Curse for our Cities?

As our city pace gets faster, and new tech seem to launch every month, it’s more important than ever to consider how emerging technologies impact our human experience in cities. Self-driving cars are quickly becoming viable, and while the prospect of this change in lifestyle is exciting, what will be their impact on congestion, safety, public space, and human interaction?

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The Passive House and Why it Could Be the Next Gen of Homes

With the entire world in "fast-forward", the quality of our engagement with the surrounding environment has never been so crucial. Passive House offers us the opportunity to create impact within our built environment as the world pushes us to create positive change in our real estate and development industries.

Learn what the future of housing looks like and why it's so important.

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Spotlight: City Council Approves 21 Acre Rail Deck Park Downtown - Now How Does it Become Reality?

Last week, after months of review, the City Council approved the proposed plan for a 21 acre Park in the downtown core. The park will span overtop the existing rail corridor between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst. This transformative project while undoubtedly increasing the livability of our city, also comes with a minimum $1.7 Billion price tag. In this post I explore the benefits of the project, but also ask the tougher question of how does this multi billion dollar park become a reality?

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Spotlight: Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs Announce Tech Focused Neighbourhood – a Transformative Moment for our City

On Tuesday afternoon, all three levels of government along with a representative from Waterfront communities and Sidewalk Labs announced their official plans for a new tech-focused neighbourhood on the eastern waterfront. The project, which seems like a standard development plan announcement is in fact, a HUGE and transformative step in Toronto and ultimately, the world’s perspective on building standards and urban planning.

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