Vienna’s Social Housing Model Targets the Middle Class

Vienna’s Social Housing Model Targets the Middle Class Guest Speaker: Maria Vassilakou, the Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Austria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQuysxr-pQc&t=72s 5 Key Takeaways: Vienna’s Social Housing Model Targets the Middle Class Providing well-rounded social and public housing options has been a priority in Vienna for over 100 years. Vienna is a rapidly growing and diverse […]

West Town – Growing a 20 Minute Neighbourhood

West Town – Growing a 20-min Neighbourhood Guest Speaker: Ewan Anderson, 7N Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnRz8cXpDQs&t=4s 5 Key Takeaways: What Constitutes a 20 Minute Neighbourhood?  Ewan Anderson joins us from Ednbourgh, Scotland to discuss the vision behind West Town and the guiding principles of the 20 Minute Neighbourhood.  The 20 Minute Neighbourhood is a place […]

The International Beautiful Tall Buildings Challenge

The International Beautiful Tall Buildings Challenge Enter Your Favourite Tall Building for a Chance to Win $500 CAD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS1IHonYXFI Worldwide, a growing proportion of residential development is in tall buildings. However, designing beautiful tall buildings is challenging. The combination of structural limitations and vertical repetition often leads to tall buildings not being as successful aesthetically […]

Net Zero, Low Carbon and the Toronto Green Standards V4

Net Zero, Low Carbon and the Toronto Green Standards Guest Speaker: Michelle Xuereb, Director Of Innovation at BDP Quadrangle January 31, 2023 5 Key Takeaways:   Toronto Green Standard v4.0-v4.3: The Importance of Timing   It’s time to level the playing field; Toronto’s goal to be net zero by 2030 is contingent upon the continued normalization […]

9 Urban Designs Lessons We Learnt in 14 Years

9 Urban Designs Lessons We Learnt in 14 Years Guest Speaker: Naama Blonder & Misha Bereznyak Co-Founders, Smart Density January 18, 2022https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qckm4bYsJhg&t=4s 5 Key Takeaways: Travel is the best teacher Naama and Misha were able to acquire a wider scope of knowledge regarding urban design through their years worth of experiences traveling the world. There […]

What is Urban Design & How Does it Shape Our City?

What is Urban Design & How Does it Shape Our City? Guest Speaker: Emilia Floro, Director of Urban DesignCity of Toronto January 18, 2022https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufMZTd_JaTs&t=20s 5 Key Takeaways: What is Urban Design? Urban design is the practice that deals with spaces between buildings. It is the design of streets, boulevards, sidewalks, parks and open spaces and […]

Along the Ontario Line: a Building that Celebrates the Opportunity of a New Transit Station

The public’s excitement about the new Ontario Line project is gaining traction, and for good reason. This project has the potential to facilitate the creation of vibrant, dynamic, mixed-use communities, particularly at transit station nodes. Client: Private Property Owner Location: Toronto, ON Scale: Tall Building, Transit-Oriented Communities Size: ~200,000 SF GFA Type: Rental Transit: Direct […]

CTBUH

Hey, thank you for visiting! Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al_t6PEnqeM&t=3s 01. Urbanizing the Suburbs Did you know that 8% of Americans live in buildings that are 20 storeys or higher, which is almost the exact same percentage as people living in a mobile home, vehicle or a boat in the U.S.? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8cz5OPKtnM&t=4s 02. 3 Things we […]

Smart to be dense

Hey, thank you for visiting! Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al_t6PEnqeM&t=3s 01. Urbanizing the Suburbs Did you know that 8% of Americans live in buildings that are 20 storeys or higher, which is almost the exact same percentage as people living in a mobile home, vehicle or a boat in the U.S.? https://youtu.be/s0KQ4Gjrwyg 02. Our Plan Toronto […]