Integrated Urban Economics

Achieving positive urban regeneration, environmental sustainability, and economic success in development requires the commitment of the architect, the client, political leaders, and society at large. Our world faces environmental and social challenges at a scale that requires the attention of everyone—from individuals to nations to international organizations. As building and development professionals, we bear a particular responsibility—and have a unique opportunity—to lead the world in achieving long-​term, practical solutions that take advantage of our existing urban assets in a sustainable, smart way.

We consider healthy cities and sustainable suburbs to be vital for the wellbeing of the world’s population. Smart and desirable solutions will include higher densities, mixed-use developments, and the integration of amenity and retail into the public realm.

Ultimately the maximum value will only be achieved by measurable improvement to the quality of life of the occupants relative to proximity: access to more transit, social connectivity, choice, as well as less car dependency and much better Architecture.

Case Studies

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    Waterfront Innovation Centre

    Waterfront Innovation Centre represents the next evolution in commercial office development in Canada. It sets to reinvent how employees work together in Toronto’s rapidly evolving creative and technology sectors. Located along Queens Quay in the East Bayfront Precinct of downtown Toronto, by Lake Ontario, the Waterfront Innovation Centre plays a significant role in the long-term success of developing this new neighbourhood at Toronto’s Waterfront. The facilities will offer desire and viability, resulting in an increase in commercial activities.

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    Sun Life Tower + Harbour Plaza Residences

    Sun Life Tower and Harbour Plaza are situated at a prime location, south of the Gardiner Expressway at the foot of York Street, walking distance from Lake Ontario in Downtown Toronto and connected to the PATH system. An urban regenrator,  this highly anticipated development offers Toronto a mixed-use development spanning a full city block. The quality of life of the occupants and users are increased by through direct access to more transit, social connectivity, choice, as well as less car dependency and much better Architecture.

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