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Why Zoning is Key to Combatting Climate Change

Why Zoning is Key to Combatting Climate Change

To more effectively combat climate change, it is past time that we rethink zoning – a pervasive regulatory instrument that affects every aspect of the built environment in cities around the world. Janna Levitt and Drew Adams explain.

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2 days ago

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Shower to the People: From Big Rig to Public Washroom

Shower to the People: From Big Rig to Public Washroom

Public sanitation needs are challenging many cities. One solution – proposed by StudioAC for Toronto non-profit World Changers – may lie in converted big rigs.

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9 days ago

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An Outdoor “Sofa” Animates a City Square in Uppsala, Sweden

An Outdoor “Sofa” Animates a City Square in Uppsala, Sweden

To transform an empty square in Uppsala, Sweden, into a lively people-magnet, White Arkitekter has developed a program with a sinuous 65-metre-long “sofa” as its spine.

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16 days ago

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1024 Architecture Illuminates Paris’s Underpasses

1024 Architecture Illuminates Paris’s Underpasses

The Paris firm 1024 Architecture has installed a pair of dynamic lighting installations – called Delta – to reclaim the dark underpasses of Boulevard Périphérique for pedestrians and cyclists. 

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January 15, 2019

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Heatherwick Studio Transforms Two Warehouses Into a Shopping District

Heatherwick Studio Transforms Two Warehouses Into a Shopping District

Coal Drop Yards, Heatherwick Studio’s contribution to the redevelopment of London’s King’s Cross neighbourhood, is topped with a sinuous “kissing” crown.

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November 7, 2018

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The City Responds: Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer?

The City Responds: Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer?

In October, Karno.in.uamagazine.com published an argument in favour of a Chief Design Officer for the City of Toronto. Chief Planner Gregg Lintern and Director of Urban Design Lorna Day say they have it covered.

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November 7, 2018

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A Skatepark By Constructo Design Opens in Belgium

A Skatepark By Constructo Design Opens in Belgium

French skatepark designers Constructo have installed a new L-shaped amenity for local skaters in Tournai, Belgium.

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November 2, 2018

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5 Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities

5 Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities

Last week, AZURE hosted a panel aimed at answering one question: how can we make our urban environments more inclusive? Here’s what we learned.

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October 30, 2018

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BIG Unveils New Renderings – and Interior Designs – for KING Toronto Condos

BIG Unveils New Renderings – and Interior Designs – for KING Toronto Condos

Bjarke Ingels and Westbank have unveiled new images of KING Toronto’s architecture, interiors and details – and introduced the city to a next-generation gesamtkunstwerk.

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October 18, 2018

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Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer? Yes.

Can Toronto Benefit from a Chief Design Officer? Yes.

Pointing to the example set by cities like Seoul, London and Los Angeles, Alex Josephson and Nicola Spunt of Toronto architecture firm Partisans make a case for the appointment of a Chief Design Officer on the eve of Toronto’s mayoral election.

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October 16, 2018

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