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Hello and Welcome to Urbanity!

We are two graduates of  Fanshawe College’s Integrated Land Planning Technologies program in London, Ontario.

We have a passion for GOOD Urban Design and want to share current projects that are proposed and being constructed in London, Waterloo Region and Guelph areas.

Regards,

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Daddy  |  September 19, 2008 at 10:08 am

    you guys are going to rock big time!

  • 2. Martin J. Galloway  |  March 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Hi,

    I discovered your site via a Google search and find it very interesting. So much going on around me and I never knew the half of it.

    I am a photographer in London and have an interest in architecture amongst other things. Please feel free to link to any of my images if it assists in telling your story.

    Please keep updating your blog, there’s more news here than in the LFP at times.

    Martin.

  • 3. Georgina Wakley  |  March 10, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Hi
    i was just wondering how much this all costed with the running costs and staffing etc and how you managed to get the funds to make this happen.

    Georgina Wakley

  • 4. knowledgetoday  |  March 29, 2009 at 1:23 am

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  • 5. nick  |  March 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Dear Georgina,

    WordPress is free to use to create blogs. It is authored by the two of us; Jr.UrbanDesigner, and nick; and it costs nothing to run.

  • 6. MJ Idzerda  |  June 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    This site surprised me…. Good job.
    I just came back from Toronto and noticed how TO is trying to gentrify and urbanize former commercial districts. So far I am not impressed – the density issues will ultimately collapse the viability of those areas.
    However, we here in London have a very different set of circumstances. We can learn from TO in many ways, by first clearing out the grunge on Dundas, moving certain public services out of the immediate downtown, we can then start rebuilding and venture into new areas, re-attract the citizenry that wants to be downtown and care for downtown.

    MJ Idzerda

  • 7. Mary  |  March 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Does anyone know of an architect or developer focusing on green infill projects in Kitchener Waterloo? I’m looking for some expertise. Thank you so much!

  • 8. nick  |  April 1, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Hi Mary,

    You could try contacting:

    Ventin Group Ltd.
    http://www.ventingroup.com/home.html

    Stantec – Architecture
    http://www.stantec.com/default.htm#service18

    Skinner & Skinner Architects Inc.
    http://www.skinnerarchitects.com/Skinner_%26_Skinner_Architects_Inc./home.html

    Cornerstone Architecture
    http://www.cornerstonearchitecture.ca/sustainable-design

    aTRM
    http://www.atrm.on.ca/firm_profile_01.html

    I hope these can help you out. I’ve personally worked with Cornerstone before, and Richard is a very good person.

  • 9. Justin  |  August 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Hey…I stumbled upon your blog and Im a big fan of it. I like your viewpoint of both London and Waterloo.

    I help run a website at wonderfulwaterloo.com and I think your voice would be great for it. Drop me an email, I’d love to talk with you more about it.

    Justin

  • 10. Livable Waterloo Region  |  August 17, 2010 at 4:55 am

    It would be greatly appreciated if you pass on this event information.

    Livable Waterloo Region is an urban-focused conference to discuss creating a more livable city.

    It will take place Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 10am to 3pm at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda.

    Speakers List
    Brian Dietrich & Kae Elgie: Built Heritage is Green
    Jeff Casello: Rethinking our Transportation System
    Brendan Wylie-Toal: Assessing the Capacity for Local Food in Hospitals
    Matthew Tiessen: Walkability
    Linda Carson: Looks Matter
    Sean Geobey: Developing the region as a Cluster of Incubators
    Sameer Arshad: Geek Culture
    Lindsay Matthews: Vehicle Monitoring Technology

    Thanks,

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