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Nine Lessons on Making Multi-Family Homes More Resilient

About 20 years ago, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited was part of a team that prepared an aggressive strategy for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional waste reduction, reuse and recycling (3Rs) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  As the urban … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Rethink Toronto’s Resiliency

Seven ways the recent ice storm, earlier power outages and floods enable us to consider whether municipal sustainability plans for Toronto and other municipalities should be reconsidered through the lens of resiliency planning. How different would social and environmental planning for food, climate change, energy, economic development, healthy communities, natural assets and transportation be if seen through the lens of ‘resiliency’? Continue reading

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Resource Management – Co-Management

Adaptive co-management is an evolving approach for the governance of social-ecological systems. The concept of adaptive co-management comes from combining the on-going learning element of adaptive management and the relationship component of collaborative management in which rights and responsibilities are … Continue reading

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World Town Planning Day

A day that celebrates planning may not be on your calendar, but it is on ours here at  HSAL.  November 8th is World Town Planning Day.  Every year, planners from approximately 30 countries on four continents observe this day in … Continue reading

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From Cradle to Cradle: Closing the Food Loop

I am a big fan of National Geographic  and have been reading the magazine for as long as I can remember and watching the specials on television. Recently I’ve started to look at their website and following them on Facebook. While … Continue reading

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What Makes a “Resilient City”?

I just finished reading Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change by  Peter Newman co-authored with Timothy Beatley and Heather Boyer.  By ‘resilient’ they authors mean cities that can last, make it through crises, possessing inner strength and … Continue reading

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