All are welcome to join SURP & the Ryerson City Building Institute for the launch of Ecological Urbanism, an exhibit at the Urbanspace Gallery featuring design work by students from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto.
401 Richmond St. W.
Vincent Racine, Graduate Student, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University
Carolyn Woodland, Senior Director of Planning, Greenspace and Communications, Toronto and Region Conservation
Dan Berman, Director and Producer of “Accidental Parkland: The Bounty & Burden of Toronto’s Ravines”
Jennifer Kowalski, Program Standard & Development Officer for the Parks, Forestry & Recreation division, City of Toronto
Named one of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Best Books of 2016, Nature and Cities asserts that ecologically based urban designs and plans are essential as the world urbanizes and the effects of climate change grow more severe. In this collection of essays, leading international landscape architects, architects, city planners, and urban designers explore the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of integrating nature more fully into cities and of linking ecological information to actions across many scales, communities, and regions. The book builds upon the premise of Ecological Design and Planning, also edited by George F. Thompson and Frederick R. Steiner (Wiley, 1997).
Book available here.
Towards an Integrated Planning Approach for Landscape Connectivity
Safe Passage: Towards an Integrated Planning Approach for Landscape Connectivity has been awarded a Partnership Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in the amount of $199,500. This 3 year research project is aimed at the development of an integrated approach for the sustainable planning, design, and implementation of crossing infrastructure and improved landscape connectivity. The project is structured around closely-linked working groups of academics from 4 universities ( Ryerson University, University of Toronto, Royal Roads University and Montana State University ) and partner organizations. Community leaders in urban and landscape planning and conservation: Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto Zoo, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, City of Toronto, City of Edmonton, Miistakis Institute and ARC Solutions, have pledged to work alongside a group of professional planners, landscape architects, ecologists, and sustainability and policy experts to generate the material results of this partnership for public exhibition, policy stimulus, and civic dialogue.