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Tower Blocks, Modern Suburbs, and 21st Century Urbanism in Toronto

April 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

Graeme Stewart
Associate, ERA Architects

Lunch provided.

Graeme Stewart will discuss recent developments in Toronto’s Tower Neighbourhood Renewal initiative.

With its thousands of residential towers, Toronto has an urban form unique in North America. In fact, Toronto has a denser metropolitan area than Chicago, Los Angeles, or even Greater New York City. This is not the result of the city core, but rather of distributed pockets of density found in apartment neighbourhoods throughout the GTA.

Graeme’s talk will review the history of this unique condition, address a number of problems arising from the construction and planning of these neighbourhoods, and explain the Tower Renewal initiative and its efforts to rethink our city from the ground up and the top down.

To request disability accommodations, please contact Christiana Kinder, (312) 996-8700, christia@uic.edu

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Details

Date:
April 9, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Great Cities Institute
Phone:
312.996.8700
Email:
gcities@uic.edu

Venue

Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Phone:
312.996.6114
Website:
http://gallery400.uic.edu/