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.
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.
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.
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.”