|Exhibit:||How Does Your Neighbourhood Grow?:
Questions of typology & sustainability in the mid-rise debate
|When:||September 26 – November 09, 2014|
Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON
How Does Your Neighbourhood Grow?, an exhibit exploring the typology of urban growth and densification, will open at Urbanspace Gallery on September 26. Through a study of the urban development histories of seven major global cities, the exhibit will analyze key “tipping points” in the urban growth trajectory that produce distinct patterns of development and architectural typologies. Culminating in an exploration of Toronto’s own development, the exhibit will examine the natural, economic, social, and cultural factors influencing the ways in which growth and density are made manifest in our city.
Agents of Urban Change have been commissioned to develop an interactive density model as a hands-on tool to explore the impact of density in our neighbourhoods. Drop by the exhibit and see how density impacts your neighbourhood. How many people does it take to support a new small business? How much energy do we consume? Manipulate the blocks on this interactive display to build your neighbourhood and visualize the impacts of different building typologies and densities in our city.
How Does Your Neighbourhood Grow? is presented by the Centre for City Ecology and Agents of Urban Change, in partnership with Urbanspace Gallery, and forms the basis of an initial discussion leading into the CCE’s Mid-Rise City Builder Camp. The exhibit and interactive density model will be on display at Urbanspace Gallery from September 26 – November 9. Urbanspace Gallery is located on the ground floor of 401 Richmond Street West, and is open to the public from Monday to Saturday, 9am-7pm.