All posts in NRU Greater Toronto

  • 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 ...

  • gta post 1 jan 17
    COMMUNITY BENEFITS
    January 17, 2018, Comments Off

    Behind every city’s changes, big or small, is a leader that pushed past the obstacles to make it happen. Exploring how mid-sized cities can successfully revitalize underutilized spaces for community ...

  • gta post 1 jan 10
    MORPHING MISSISSAUGA
    January 10, 2018, Comments Off

    As a new conservation area is being constructed along the Mississauga lakeshore, photographers have been shooting behind the scenes to help lend a face to the work in progress. To ...

  • gta post 1 jan 3
    LOCAL CONCERNS
    January 10, 2018, Comments Off

    The provincial government is preparing to finalize its mapping of the region’s agricultural and natural heritage systems, amidst outstanding concerns that local nuances are not being sufficiently considered. To read ...

  • gta post 2 dec 20
    2017 GTHA YEAR IN REVIEW
    December 22, 2017, Comments Off

    The region’s hot housing market, an amended Growth Plan, OMB reform, and municipal governance reviews dominated the news in 2017. No GTHA municipality has been immune to the development and ...