The benefits of building public transit include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, relieving traffic congestion and expanding a growing city. Yet each transit project is unique, and often the immediate environmental benefits can be a mixed bag.
Two new collaborations between researchers at U of T Engineering and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) aim to improve the safety, resilience and sustainability of buildings in both countries.
Could downtown Yonge Street become a pedestrian-only zone? The option met with broad approval on February 22, when Ryerson hosted a discussion on the neighbourhood’s future at the Student Learning Centre.
With political turmoil in the U.S. driving environmental challenges to take a backseat at the federal level, cities need to take the lead on green issues, said David Miller, former mayor of Toronto at an event last week at U of T.