Humber college Barrett Centre for Technology

Featured in the Canada Green Building council fall 2020 issue, the LEED Platinum, flagship building for Humber College demonstrates innovation and centers on wellness and durability .  The pedestrian focused site fronts onto a tree lined pedestrian corridor, connecting the front of the building to the main bus station and a major spine through campus. Sustainability features of the landscape include rain gardens, native plantings and green roofs.  Read the full article at the link below:

Green Infrastructure as a solution to flooding

Frequent, intense storms are having an impact around the globe.  As we continue to build out our green spaces and experience the effects of global warming, green infrastructure is becoming the most optimistic solution to protecting our cities while enhancing the environment.  The examples in this article can be implemented on both a large and small scale.

Nature deprivation and a need for change

As we go through this period of social distancing, those of us who live in cities are becoming increasingly nature deprived.  this results in a lack of concentration and well being.  We can bring nature back into our cities on a site by site basis to restore our health and vitality, while improving the environment.

This article provides great insight into how we are feeling and why some are behaving they way they do.

Why Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway Floods So Often

Scott Sutherland provides great commentary on winter flooding.  Check the video half way through this article.  Warmer temperatures resulting from global warming lead to increased severe precipitation events that result in year round flooding.

Reducing the urban heat island effect through effective landscapes and mitigating storm water impacts through low impact development strategies on a site by site basis is part of the global solution.