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A Century-Old Waterloo, Canada Home Becomes A Model of Energy Efficiency

by Becky Loi

High levels of energy consumption is one of the most pressing issues of today’s world. Almost every function of our modern lifestyle is powered by electricity. North Americans are some of the highest consumers of elect... Read article

Waterloo’s Northdale Neighborhood Declared a “Student Ghetto”

by Becky Loi

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, home to three institutions of higher learning, has a large student population. As the universities grow and expand, the student population in the city increases in tandem. Many students choos... Read article

Why You Should Be Excited about the Potential Baltimore Water Taxi Expansion

by Jade Clayton

Downtown Baltimore, Maryland is working hard to remain a tourist destination, while improving its branding as a decent place to live. The most comprehensive source detailing what Baltimore hopes to achieve is the Inner H... Read article

Water Continues to Define Washington D.C.

by Chase Keenan

Water is one of the necessary conditions of life on this planet. That simple fact, along with the important trade routes moving water provides, is why the first human settlements were built along rivers and coasts. It ... Read article

Reconnecting with the Capital Waterfront

by Chase Keenan

There is a conspicuous disconnect between Washington, D.C. and its rivers. Apart from the lively strip along the Georgetown Waterfront, an area notoriously difficult for the majority of District residents to access, ther... Read article

Can Waterloo’s LRT System’s $818 Million Price Tag be Justified in the Long Run?

by Becky Loi

Recently, Region of Waterloo councilors awarded a multi-million contract to construction consortium Grandlinq to build the region’s light rail transit (LRT) system, the Ion. And it was a tightly contested decision, with ... Read article

Madison’s Edgewater Hotel Redevelopment Nearing Completion

by Kaylie Duffy

Madison’s downtown is located on an isthmus and, therefore, has a plethora of lakefront access and housing. The two lakes provide a venue for boaters, water-skiers, ice skaters, and fishermen, and they attract day-trippe... Read article

Former Factories Receive a Second Life in Waterloo, Ontario

by Becky Loi

When we think of old buildings, images of dilapidated, abandoned structures come to mind. Often, for the sake of progress, old buildings are demolished, and a part of the city’s history turns to dust. However, in the cit... Read article

Consortium of Developers Wins Urban Boundary Dispute in Waterloo, Ontario

by Becky Loi

The Region of Waterloo, a regional municipality located in Southern Ontario, created an Official Plan that sets growth and density targets over the next twenty years. With the goal of intensification, the region limited ... Read article

Istanbul, Turkey’s Water Scarcity Dilemma

by Çiğdem Yılmazer

Both glorious and notorious for many reasons, the city of Istanbul has many urban issues greatly affecting the everyday life of its residents. Considering the fourteen million population and increasing, water is indeed a... Read article

Who is to Blame for Nairobi’s Water Shortages?

by Constant Cap

Do all people have access to the water they need? The City of Nairobi draft master plan of 2013 acknowledges shortage of water supply and lack of sufficient infrastructure for water provision as a major problem. Nairobi... Read article

Book Review of “Recent Waterscapes: Planning, Building, and Designing with Water”

by Sunny Menozzi

"Recent Waterscapes: Planning, Building, and Designing with Water" edited by Herbert Dreiseitl and Dieter Grau provides a comprehensive overview of innovative water-related projects throughout the world. The editors a... Read article

A Self-Contained Urban Lot: Food, Water, Electricity & Community in Kansas City

by Sunny Sanwar

In mid-2008, DST Systems planned to construct a rain garden at 18th and Broadway, in the historic Crossroads Art District just south of downtown Kansas City, MO. Partnering with 360 Architecture, the plans evolved to sho... Read article