As a university student, Tracy Gabriel blended city planning with international affairs. As a Fulbright Scholar she studied in Damascus. She built a career in planning and development in New York and Washington D.C. that led her, in 2018, to the leadership role for the National Landing BID in Arlington, Virginia, being billed as the state’s ”largest walkable neighborhood” … [Read more...] about Repairing the urban environment.
“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.
“Co-housing communities are not communes. Residents do not give up financial privacy any more than they give up domestic privacy. They have their own bank accounts and commute to ordinary jobs. If you were lucky enough to grow up on a friendly cul-de-sac, you’re in range of the idea, except that you don’t have to worry about your child being hit by a car as she plays in the … [Read more...] about The modern village.
“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.