Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sun/Shade & Urban Development – December 2013

The following relate to urban development and urban design in general, specific projects, and sun/shade issues. They were derived from our twitter feed ( or @SunPosition).

@MirvishGehryTO Thanks for following. Best wishes in bringing your world-class proposal to fruition.

How the Dutch got their cycle paths | NL Cycling

NETHERLANDS - How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have.

Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities and about the environment led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands…

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Let there be light and space | Toronto Star – Homes

THOROLD, ON - Maximizing sunlight and fresh air, Active House gets its name from the proactive way it achieves beautiful, energizing living spaces. The prototype in Thorold was designed by a team that includes architects from Denmark and the award-winning Toronto firm Superkül…



Cheers, Ralph

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