Toronto Architecture Firm Gets Kudos for Laneway Design

Congratulations to Solares for their leading edge work in Toronto - following the leadership of Vancouver which has a Laneway Building Code. Christine Lolley and Tom Knezic Urban sprawl is something Solares takes seriously. In Toronto, there are few options to circumvent it: if you want a new house, conventional wisdom dictates that you must tear an old city abode down and rebuild at great cost, or find a plot in the suburbs, and develop on some of the region's finest farmland.

Smarter City and the Systems that Hold it Together

This video speaks to the complexity of our infrastructure and requirment to rethink how we integrate the solutions that will sustain the future of our civilization globally. The first place to start the thinking is in the heads that move the people through this infrastructure. The only shortcoming of this video is the need for it not to scare of offend the audience. GO IBM (wait - did Ijust say that)!

Transport Futures 2010 in Toronto

Where do you think our future infrastructure dollars will come from?

Leadership & Road Pricing Summit

Talking Tolls: What’s leadership got to do with it?

Congestion charging.  Priced networks.  High Occupancy Toll Lanes. These road pricing systems are being implemented around the world in order to reduce congestion, fight climate change and generate revenues for sustainable transportation infrastructure. But why would politicians anywhere support road pricing in the face of widespread opposition? How do they communicate road pricing benefits and costs to the public? What can we learn from their experiences?

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to talk tolls with:

  • ·         Bruce Starr, Senator & Chair, Road User Fee Task Force, Oregon State Legislature, Oregon
  • ·         Emil Kolb, Chair, Peel Region, Ontario
  • ·         Frank Klees, MPP & Transportation Critic, Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
  • ·         Gilles Bisson, MPP & Transportation Critic, Ontario New Democratic Party
  • ·         Joyce Frustaglio, Regional Councillor, City of Vaughan & Chair, York Region Transit
  • ·         Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member, New York City Council, New York
  • ·         Peter Fassbender, Mayor, City of Langley & Chair, TransLink Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, British Columbia
  • ·         Peter Milczyn, Councillor, City of Toronto, Ontario
  • ·         Richard Bergeron, Leader, Projet Montréal & Councillor, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec


Transport Futures Summit 2010 takes place on June 18, 2010, in Toronto.
Seating is limited. Register today to take advantage of our Early Bird Rates.
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