Interests

At Synergy Planning Inc., we have a lot of Interests and we believe in life-long learning, including continued research in innovative ideas, concepts, and solutions related to planning and development.

By sharing some of our Interests, we are hoping that this will spark some further creativity and innovation in the land development industry and maybe even in your own backyard.

In Interests, we provide you the opportunity to participate in online polls by casting your votes anonymously and allow you to immediately share the results using the Social Media platform of your choice!

 


University of Toronto says 14-storey timber tower to be ‘symbol of wood sustainability’

The University of Toronto is slated to build a timber tower that it says will be among the tallest of its kind in North America.

A 14-storey building, made of wood and concrete, will be built at its downtown campus off Bloor Street West.  Construction of the tower, which will partially be built with cross-laminated timber, is tentatively set to begin in 2019.

Link to Article by Tamar Harris, The Star

 


Council passes $100-million plan to boost Calgary’s economy, fill downtown vacancies

Using $100 million to help fill empty downtown office space and jump-start Calgary’s slumping economy was given the green light by city council Monday.

Link to Article by Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Herald

 


City forecasts suburbs will continue to sprawl over next five years

Using $100 million to help fill empty downtown office space and jump-start Calgary’s slumping economy was given the green light by city council Monday.

Link to Article by Sammy Hudes, Calgary Herald

 


Is Thirsty Concrete / Pavement a Viable Solution in Cold-Weather Climates?

Over the years “Thirsty Concrete” solutions have been limited to warm-weather climates, however with advances in technology it appears that we may be getting closer to solutions that work in cold-weather climates too.

Interested?  Watch the video below and submit your answer anonymously by clicking on “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe” to see how others have responded.  If you want to share your response, then post it using the social media links provided below.

To learn more about this innovative techology featured in the video – K.B. Industries, Inc.

 


Council Approves Pulling $10M from Reserve Fund to Revitalize Downtown Calgary

Elected officials approved taking $10 million from the rainy-day fund after spending several hours discussing how to create jobs and fill 12 million square feet of unoccupied office space downtown.

Link to Article by Annalise Klingbeil, Postmedia

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A New Pedestrian Plaza Opens in Downtown Detroit

Link to Article by Robin Runyan

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A Tiny Home Community Rises in Detroit

Link to Article by Robin Runyan

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Cass Community Social Services - Tiny Homes Detroit
Cass Community Social Services – Tiny Homes Detroit

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