Posts Tagged ‘viewpoint’

Viewpoint: What Makes a Home Livable to You?

Friday, August 19th, 2016

The way we live is changing. As both an architect and a resident of Vancouver, I am regularly confronted with how our cities are changing through urban densification and shifting demographics, to accessibility and affordable housing. I think about the smaller units we are building as a response to this change, and I find myself considering livability as an  important factor in the design of multi-family units.

By Kim Barnsley


Viewpoint article

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Sustainable Design of Airports

It has been a little over one hundred years since the Wright brothers took to the air, and our almost-miraculous ability to travel by plane has made flight an integral part of the world economy. As a result, from time to time Aviation is the subject of headlines stating the “great but invisible harm” it causes to the environment. Right? Not really. According to the EPA, in the United States aircraft of all kinds are estimated to emit between 2.4% and 3.4% of total greenhouse gas emissions, and the IPCC estimates that Aviation worldwide is responsible for around 3.5% of anthropogenic climate change.



VIewpoint - Disconnects Urbanism and Public Health

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The pre-amalgamation City of Toronto introduced a program called ‘Healthiest Babies Possible’  that focused on pregnant women, including teenagers, single mothers and certain immigrant groups, who were at higher risk of having babies with low birth weights [at a rate of 15 – 20% of their population as compared with the Toronto average of 5%].

By David Sisam