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Resilient buildings – not just about adaptation

By Jonathan Morier, TAF’s Indoor Environmental Quality Researcher Earlier this month I attended the Green Building Festival put on by Sustainable Buildings Canada. It was a day packed with interesting presentations and discussions on the topic of urban resilience. While … Continue reading

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Working together – harder than it looks …

Recently I joined in the Collective Impact Summit hosted in Toronto by  Tamarack. Collective impact is all about different types of groups working together to advance a common goal, and while the practice is really nothing new, the work of … Continue reading

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Hackathon showcases winning ideas

Last Sunday I enjoyed the unique experience of being one of the judges in the ALERT Power of 50 Hackathon. ALERT stands for Affordable & Low-Income Environmental Renewal in Toronto – a project supported by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance … Continue reading

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Carbon tax – the great divide

One day. One newspaper. Two very different views on the value of carbon pricing. In yesterday’s Toronto Star, Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced his support for Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s view that a carbon tax is bad for the … Continue reading

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Hello Spring! How to get from here to there without the traffic, crowds and potholes

Now that temperatures are climbing into the double digits after a long, cold winter, it feels great to be outside again in our vibrant city. If only it weren’t for the crowded sidewalks, traffic jams, overcrowded transit system and bicycle … Continue reading

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