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NSERC Create promotes heritage innovation with Carleton University and Industry Partners

The NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering Program – research, training & internship program is one of the nationally significant vehicles for heritage conservation innovation. Fast Facts Hands-on opportunities to work and learn in the built heritage industry Six years, $3.3 M Funded for Masters/PhD students & post-doctoral fellows through federal government’s NSERC CREATE … Continue reading NSERC Create promotes heritage innovation with Carleton University and Industry Partners

Building Resilience Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada Officially Launches

The Federal / Provincial / Territorial Collaboration on Historic Places in Canada Working Group has released Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada. Co-authored by Mark Thompson Brandt and Chris Warden of MTBA Associates Inc., Building Resilience is a comprehensive and sustainable building toolkit that presents … Continue reading Building Resilience Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada Officially Launches

EcoDistricts: Think Outside the Building Update

EcoDistricts Protocol Open Comment Period Starts Next Week Five years of rigorous development, including input from more than 100 expert advisors worldwide, will culminate this February in the global publication of the EcoDistricts Protocol — the first process-based framework for sustainable, neighborhood- and district-scale urban regeneration. A pre-publication open comment period will … Continue reading EcoDistricts: Think Outside the Building Update

SAB Magazine: Beyond Lot Lines

Traditional responses to these problems have been compartmentalized and resource constrained in a way that is increasingly inadequate for the complex task of the so-called ‘triple bottom line’ [economy, society, environment] regeneration of existing neighbourhoods: Our cities, which are THE primary generators of climate-changing greenhouse gases globally, are being increasingly … Continue reading SAB Magazine: Beyond Lot Lines

EcoDistricts Protocol Launches February 2016

Powering EcoDistricts and Accelerating Leadership Across the Urban Regeneration Industry EcoDistricts is a movement, a passion and an organization (based out of Portland, OR) that helps people and cities create and maintain just, resilient and sustainable cities, from the neighborhood up. At EcoDistricts, they’re advancing a new model of urban regeneration and community … Continue reading EcoDistricts Protocol Launches February 2016

McKinsey & Company: Building the cities of the future with green districts

Better design can make sense aesthetically, environmentally—and economically. At the current pace of urbanization, the world’s cities will add 65 million inhabitants a year between now and 2025. The resulting demand for infrastructure will mean that each year, India alone will need to add as much floor space as exists in … Continue reading McKinsey & Company: Building the cities of the future with green districts

Building Resilience Guidelines Sneak Previews at Recent Conferences

As part of the  proceedings at the APTi Conference in Quebec City in October 2014 Heritage BC and Parks Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Collaboration on Historic Places provided an information sheet featuring the forthcoming Building Resilience Guidelines.  The information sheet provided an overview of the document’s purpose, it’s connection … Continue reading Building Resilience Guidelines Sneak Previews at Recent Conferences

Washington Post: An economic defense of old buildings

Jane Jacobs, a woman akin to the patron saint of urban planners, first argued 50 years ago that healthy neighborhoods need old buildings. Aging, creaky, faded, “charming” buildings. Retired couples and young families need the cheap rent they promise. Small businesses need the cramped offices they contain. Streets need the … Continue reading Washington Post: An economic defense of old buildings

Ottawa Citizen: Realtor Pitches Eco-districts as a Way to Lure Businesses Downtown

 A stretch of central Ottawa might soon be defined by its dedication to environmental sustainability. Separate efforts are underway to create what are known as eco-districts — one in the western portion of downtown Ottawa, and another on Chaudière and Victoria islands on the Ottawa River just north of downtown. … Continue reading Ottawa Citizen: Realtor Pitches Eco-districts as a Way to Lure Businesses Downtown