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New Bill (C323) would limit destruction and encourage rehabilitation of Canadian Heritage Buildings

New Bill (C323) would limit destruction and encourage rehabilitation of Canadian Heritage Buildings

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Conservative critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites, Peter Van Loan, introduced a Private Members Bill' (in Parliament) that would create a 20 per cent tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places. The Bill was seconded by Peter Kent, Member of Parliament...


Reusing/Recycling Historic Buildings

Reusing/Recycling Historic Buildings

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When buildings are no longer useful for their original purposes, there are four main methods for reusing these buildings to reduce waste. The Ecology Action Centre, a non-profit ecological activist group based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, developed a comprehensive toolkit containing strategies to...


Five Cities Leading the Way in Urban Innovation

Five Cities Leading the Way in Urban Innovation

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In an era of urbanization, Singapore, Houston and Medellín, Colombia, are among those redefining what cities can be ... The Wall Street Journal - Story by Michael Totty, Image by John S. Lander, Getty Images...


Excellence in Adaptive Reuse

Excellence in Adaptive Reuse

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The Affinity Campus in Saskatoon today represents new purpose for the former Wilson Elementary School. The project was an excellent example of adapting an historic landmark to reuse while contributing to ongoing viability and liveability of the older City Park neighbourhood of Saskatoon....