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    Steven W. Peck, founder and president of Toronto-based nonprofit association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, shares his thoughts about the benefits of vegetated roofs.

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  • Life-cycle Assessment Becomes Accessible

    The Merrickville, Ontario, Canada-based Athena Institute's EcoCalculator makes life-cycle assessment available to everyone.

  • Studio: Pratt Institute

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  • End of the Road?

    The Congress for the New Urbanism and the Center for Neighborhood Technology have released a list of the top U.S. places ready for revitalization by replacing deteriorating highways with walkable boulevards and denser development.

  • The University of Ontario Institute of Technology

    The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is so young that the number of its alumni just recently surpassed the size of its staff. Located in Oshawa, Ontario—less than an hour's drive northeast of Toronto—the new campus opened its doors in 2003.

  • Toronto Nightscape Gets a New (Old) Addition

    For the past decade, the world's tallest free-standing tower practically disappeared after sunset, lit only to comply with air safety guidelines.

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  • Competition Finds an Updated Look for Nathan Phillips Square

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