Break Into The Green Building Industry!

This Thursday the Emerging Green Builders kicked off 2016 with our first event, a speaker session on starting your career in the green building industry. Our speakers were Andy Schonberger (@BuildSmartAndy) of Cisco Systems, and Jim Lord (@Jim__Lord) of EcoVert – two guys with extensive experience in the green building field.   Here’s a list…

D-1 Until COP21

The 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (or COP21 for short) is about to kick off in Paris tomorrow and will run until December 11th.  We’ve all heard about it in the news lately I’m sure, especially as Prime Minister Trudeau has invited opposition party leaders and premiers to…

Vote October 19th!

For those of you that didn’t make it out to the advanced polls to vote, Monday will be your last chance to have your say in the Federal election!  Make sure you get out there to vote.  Here’s my round-up of the urban-centric portions of each party’s campaign platform, plus a few of my comments…

Agritecture: Making the Most of Our Roofs

Hello everyone! Welcome to Urban SimpliCity, where I’ll be bringing to you some (hopefully) interesting ways we can make our cities more environmentally and people friendly and really simplify our lives in such a complex world. One of the largest sustainability problems we face in the city is our lack of agricultural space.  Cities thrive…