“Adaptive Reuse” Best Match
Old Power Plants, New Energy
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...by Ontario Power Generation. Power plants themselves are ripe for adaptive reuse as the structure of the building is almost always in the exterior walls; this leaves vast open spaces...
Welcome to the Adaptive City
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The industrial age has given way to the digital era, but what does that mean for our cities? Michael Carl, Director of Analysis and Studies at 2b AHEAD,...
Reusing Industrial Buildings in an Urban Core
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...low-impact industry back into the city? This is something San Francisco is currently exploring with it’s PDR (Production, Distribution, Repair) zoning. Additionally, many adaptive reuse projects save only traditional brick-and-stone...
Single-Use Items vs. City Streets: How to Reduce and Recycle in the Urban Arena
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...from single-use food service items. How can we reduce and reuse in the urban arena? How do we integrate sustainability into this disposable culture, starting with on our streets? Vancouver...
New Uses for Old Shopping Malls
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Shopping malls, once icons of suburban affluence, are dying. As consumer patterns shift and young people lose interest in these former meeting places, many malls are showing a...
A Driverless Future is not just about the Cars
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...into community-supportive uses, such as micro-housing, urban agriculture and neighbourhood facilities; Strategies for the reuse of street parking and excess road space, such as priority boarding areas on sidewalks for...
Building Cities like Forests
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Historically unprecedented urban growth has led to tremendous technological advancements but has severely diminished cities’ long-term sustainability. Inspired by similarities between urban systems and the natural environment, architects,...
Smart City // Dumb City
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...The smart city comes with numerous benefits, from more adaptive mobility systems to enhanced service coordination, but when does a smart city turn dumb? In an insightful article, New...
Ecology, Design Patterns & the Self-Building City
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While a resurgence in mixed-use development has contributed to more human-scale districts, Färgfabriken‘s Jan Ryden argues in a recent article for Volume, that it often lacks the diversity...
What COP21 Means to Urban Planners
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After long nights, intense negotiating, and ultimately the most important international climate deal in history, it’s time to get to work. Home to the majority of the world’s...