Doing nothing to the Gardiner is too costly – By Fred

Doing nothing to the Gardiner is too costly – By Fred

On April 15, Calvin Brook, an urban designer and planner with Brook McIlroy and Dr Eric Miller, a civil engineering professor at the University of Toronto, led our discussion on the state and future of the Gardiner Expressway. The issues at stake are transportation and urban design.
We started with a litany of facts: at peak times a lane on the Gardiner carries 2000 cars per hour, with 1.2 people per car, and three lanes in each direction. So we get to about 7200 people per …

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Notes from Infrastructure Talk

How much will you sacrifice for fashion? It´s a question we all ask, especially in the winter. But we aren´t usually thinking about architecture at the time.

Dr. Kim Pressnail, this month´s WSIC guest speaker, made it clear that when it comes to building requirements in this province, form and function are seriously out of balance. And he had a lot of ideas about how to right them.

There are two big reasons to reduce energy use, he explained. The first is cost: it´s cheaper to conserve …

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Nuclear Energy – Follow up

Many thanks to Dr. Kelly Moghul and Mr. Nobby Miura for the amazing presentation about nuclear safety.  Devon was kind enough to write this month’s follow up blog (helped by Ken on the technical side). Special thanks should also go out to our friends from the green party who brought up some great points about nuclear energy.

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Our May 16 WSIC event dealt with the safety of nuclear power in Ontario. Our speakers were Nobuyoshi (Nobby) Miura and Dr. Kelly Moghul, both experts in the field, …

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