News archive - July 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

IN THE MEDIA: Keeping affordable housing on the rails

"env in the media" waterloo logo

It is no secret that there have been changes in the type of housing available along the King Street corridor that connects downtown Kitchener, uptown Waterloo and Conestoga Mall.

Several mid- and highrise apartment buildings have appeared, and several more are currently under construction. This is in part a result of the provincial Places to Grow Act and local planning policies that envision future growth primarily in the urban cores through intensification — this means building up, not out.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Interactive HRC Website Redefines Our Heritage Sites

Red covered bridge stretching over a river

Every building has a story to tell, and while not every beautiful old structure qualifies as an official heritage landmark, a new project by the Heritage Resource Centre in the Faculty of Environment allows all Canadians the chance to hear those stories by admiring and honouring unique historical buildings online.

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