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Graeme Stewart

Architect, ERA Architects | Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal in Toronto

Tower Neighbourhood Renewal

PRESENTED ON APR 30, 2014
IN TORONTO @ URBAN INNOVATION HAPPY HOUR

Architect Graeme Stewart speaks out on benefits of 1960s tower-style high-density urban housing as opposed to the sprawl often found in the US. In Toronto, Graeme has taken the lead on the Tower Renewal project — whereby he’s taken steps to eco-retrofit these 50-year-old buildings, and worked to transform the surrounding areas into villages through policy changes and community-building campaigns. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 4, 2014.

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City Urban Planning in Genoa

BY BEATRICE MORETTI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 26, 2012

Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)

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The San Francisco of Tomorrow

BY CRAIG SCOTT
@ VOL 53 ON SEP 05, 2013

Craig Scott, an architect, proposes ideas for putting three of San Francisco's abandoned buildings to new and innovative new uses. Some old silos are transformed into a gigantic 3D printer, an old crane is turned into a digital technology innovation lab, and an old stadium is turned into a greenhouse.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 7, 2013.

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Extreme Reforestation

BY SERGIO DE LARA
@ URBAN INNOVATION HAPPY HOUR ON APR 30, 2014

While living in Mexico’s third-largest city, Monterrey, Sergio De Lara noticed a distinct lack of urban forestry, most pointedly during the city’s 50-degree summers. What began as a small grass-roots collective digging up previously-sealed sidewalk planters grew to a corporate-sponsored non-profit NGO (going by the name Reforestación Extrema) complete with volunteer teams re-foresting parks and city streets all over. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 17, 2014.

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Urban Renewal by Building Bridges: Intercultural Garden Erfurt Paradies

BY CATHY DELOS SANTOS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 22, 2014

The intercultural community garden "Erfurt Paradies," located in north Erfurt, is a grassroots project that has increased the social and cultural  value of the neighborhood. Cathy Delos Santos talks about the mission and goal of the organization, Urban Renewal.  This organization help brings together local and migrants through events and activities in the community gardens / Gemeinschaftsgarten of Erfurt.

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Spatial Legacy Project

BY MICHAEL BRUNNER
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 12, 2014

Architect Michael Brunner shares his passion about the Spatial Legacy Project as a part of quality public spaces and sustainable development through linking the main city facilities. Ecology, resilience and values are the main themes in the planned urban regeneration.

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Phytoremediation and Landscape Architecture

BY ANNA SIECZAK
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Anna Sieczak is a landscape architect presenting the process of cleaning the soil through plants, known as a phytoremediation and its advantages when combined with landscape architecture for a regeneration of contaminated sites.

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Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture

BY ESTHER GERRARD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

In "Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture" From PechaKucha Night Dublin Vol. 8, based on her previous research, Landscape Architect Esther Gerrard talks about her ideas regarding "green spaces" and "urban acupuncture" to explore how they can be utilized to view public space differently. 

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Putting a Neighborhood Back Together

BY MADELINE FLETCHER
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 14, 2016

Madeline Fletcher, head of the Newburgh Land Bank, explains how her organization revitalizes neighborhoods block by block in the economically challenged city of Newburgh, NY. 

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Urban Solitudes

BY LAURA PIOVAN
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.

Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.