“Sending a clear message that cars are finally taking a backseat in Toronto planning, City Council has just changed regulations for parking spots” writes Erin Nicole Davis for STOREYS. “Late yesterday, the City announced it has adopted zoning bylaw amendments that will remove most requirements for new developments to provide a minimum number of parking spaces. At the same time, … [Read more...] about More housing, less parking (in Toronto).
A bit of a technology ‘man for all seasons’, Harri Holopainen started his career in computer graphics on a Commodore 64. He worked on smart card payment systems, co-founded a small graphics software company, and even designed and implemented a prototype online gaming world, a subject he did his university thesis on. Upon graduating, he and his partners grew their … [Read more...] about Next Gen recycling.
“If you want to build something that is both affordable and sustainable,” says Jeremy McLeod, “every project manager in Melbourne will tell you you can’t do it.” Jeremy is the founding Director of Breathe Architecture, a world class architecture firm in Melbourne, Australia, delivering fabulous projects to its clients. They have built a reputation for delivering high … [Read more...] about Sustainable, affordable and beautiful.
Sam Ruben is passionate (with a capital P) about sustainability. Sustainability is not just a moral principle for Sam – he believes that as a core value it can improve the bottom line, and increase the brand value of any company. Today, he is Chief Sustainability Officer and co-founder of Mighty Buildings, a company that has leveraged rapidly evolving technologies in … [Read more...] about 3D-printing, robotics and automation, oh my!
3D printing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a digital model, and it’s now being used in a multitude of applications -- from aircraft components to running shoes, cars to orthopaedic implants and prosthetic limbs. And one of the latest to come to market is houses. You can now live in a home printed out by a computer. There are some big advantages … [Read more...] about 3D printed houses.