News archive - May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

IN THE MEDIA: Planning professor says Toronto can handle 83-storey downtown condo

Logo reading "Env in the media - Waterloo."

A proposed 83-storey condo and a variety of other residential developments could boost the Bloor-Yorkville population by roughly 15,000 over the next decade. But an urban planning expert says the influx will cause little impact on the neighbourhood outside of adding “a few extra people” onto the pristine Bloor Street sidewalks.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Geography department celebrates 50 years

Logo reading "50 years - Geography & Environmental Management."

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, May 30, 2012) - The University of Waterloo’s Department of Geography and Environmental Management is turning 50, and it’s kicking off celebrations with a reunion tomorrow.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

University of Waterloo researcher’s planning software project wins grant

SSHRC

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, May 25, 2012) – The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded a University of Waterloo researcher a grant to develop a software tool that will help people to easily understand multiple aspects of urban planning.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Building Stories preserves heritage online

Logo in grey reading "Building stories."

a media release from the Heritage Resources Centre

On April 30, 2012, a new website and mobile application launched that enables Canadians to take a direct role in identifying important community heritage assets. Building Stories is an incredible new on-line resource making thousands of original documents, photos and historical records available online from a wide variety of communities.

Building Stories is a partnership between the University of Waterloo’s Heritage Resources Centre and the Computer Systems Group, both at the University of Waterloo, and the Centre for Community Mapping (COMAP). The mission of the Heritage Resources Centre (HRC) is to promote a better understanding of natural and human heritage for the improvement of planning management and public policy through research, education, and extension work.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Social Innovation graduates set to change the world

Frances Westley speaks in front of banner reading "SiG - Social Innovation Generation."

For the past nine months, they’ve been guinea pigs. Now the members of the first graduating class of the Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation will be Trojan horses, unleashing their tools and ideas for social innovation in “situations that are pretty rigid, pretty resistant to change.”

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