All posts in NRU Greater Toronto

GTA post 1 Oct 24
Latest
October 29, 2018, Comments Off

As planners and policy makers grapple with how to implement aspects of the 2017 Growth Plan, the provincial government has launched consultations to determine what areas are in need of …

gta post 1 oct 16

MAPPING THE REGION

October 18, 2018, Comments Off

Neptis Foundation has unveiled its updated Geoweb, a powerful analytical tool that offers detailed planning information and map layers across the Grea ...

Oct 12 NRT post 2

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

October 15, 2018, Comments Off

Residents are increasingly becoming co-creators of public spaces rather than simply users, so cities need to engage in active community involvement in ...

Oct 12 NRT post 1

WINDS OF CHANGE

October 15, 2018, Comments Off

With three noteworthy mayoral races in York Region and two former Liberal MPPs vying for the regional chair position, the region could see substantive ...

  • gta post 1 april 25
    DOWNTOWN REFRESH
    April 25, 2018, Comments Off

    To help make its downtown more vibrant and attractive, on April 10 Oakville council approved the final design for the reconstruction of Lakeshore Road East. The core of the town’s ...

  • gta post 2 march 7
    MALLS, REIMAGINED
    March 12, 2018, Comments Off

    In response to changing retail market and land use patterns, planners in the City of Mississauga are undertaking a revised planning framework to guide the long-term development of five existing ...

  • gta post 1 march 7
    GOING GREEN
    March 12, 2018, Comments Off

    With aspirations to achieve a zero carbon footprint by 2040, The City of Burlington has identified opportunities to reach its goal through multi-stakeholder collaboration, demonstration projects and intensification-focused urban development ...

  • gta post 1 feb 21
    PLANNING FOR EQUITY
    February 21, 2018, Comments Off

    Planning practices sustain racial inequities in transit and housing across Canada, and the GTHA is no different. Changes are needed. One solution starts with planning education: hiring faculty and attracting ...

  • EdSajecki-Retires
    FOUNDATIONS IN PLACE
    January 26, 2018, Comments Off

    After overseeing Mississauga’s transformation from a suburban archetype to a leading edge urban city, planning and building commissioner Ed Sajecki will step down from his position in April. NRU sat ...

  • gta post 2 jan 17
    EASTERN ANCHOR
    January 17, 2018, Comments Off

    Provincial planning reforms remain the biggest planning challenge in Durham Region. With over 80 per cent of its land base in the Greenbelt, Durham faces unique development constraints among regional ...