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Positive Impacts of Highrise Development Done Right

Reduced traffic, better commutes, improved streetscapes and more positive impacts that might turn a NIMBY into a YIMBY. I recently attended my first community information meeting about planning for future development in the downtown core of London, ON. The meeting helped me understand the negative stigma that residents in lowrise communities often have against highrise development close to their homes. At this meeting, many attendees spoke out against the concept of highrise development. This inspired me to discuss the topic with other Stantec team members, including one of our planners, Stephanie Bergman. She explained that, unfortunately, this is the reality at these sorts of public meetings. The “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) voices nearly always overpower the “yes in my backyard” (YIMBY) voices. The result is less highrise development. So, what’s the solution? According to Bergman, we need more YIMBYs taking part in the processes that will shape communities and…

Under Pressure - Part 2

Now that most residential construction spending in Canada is devoted to renovations, homeowners are aware that building envelope improvements, mechanical upgrades, and new appliances are among the biggest…

HanStone Quartz

Cutting Edge Manufacturing in a State-of-the-Art Canadian facility. HanStone Canada is the country’s premier quartz manufacturer; in fact, it is Ontario’s ONLY quartz manufacturer. HanStone Quartz is locally…

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