PRESS

Imagine My City and Ryerson University receive Mitacs funding.
via mitacs.ca on November 2015

The project aims to add to the body of knowledge regarding community engagement for energy conservation by identifying barriers and best practices for tenant engagement most suitable in the context of ageing high rises in Toronto.

Imagine My City is the recipient of 2015 We Are Cities Community Innovation Grant.
via citiesforpeople.ca on September 2015

Community Innovation Grants supported the creation of a virtual reality kiosk that was tested at the Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto as part of City Hall's 50th Anniversary.

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Emerging leaders make their pitch to improve GTA
via mississauga.com on April 7, 2014

"Last month, participants in CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network shared their big ideas for improving the Toronto region."

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ALERT city-building project rises above the rest at ELNshowcase
via civicaction.ca on April 2, 2014

"Environmental renewal for high-rises takes top prize at CivicAction’s dragons’ den style event, ELNshowcase."

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COLLABORATIONS

Tenant Engagement Models for Energy Conservation
sponsored by Mitacs, Autodesk, Evergreen Cityworks

The project aims to add to the body of knowledge regarding community engagement for energy conservation by identifying barriers and best practices for tenant engagement most suitable in the context of ageing high rises in Toronto.

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ALERT
in collaboration with Tower Renewal, TAF, Autodesk, and more

ALERT (Affordable & Low-income Environmental Renewal in Toronto) is a city-building initiative that has emerged through the DiverseCity Fellow program at the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN).

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Traffic Flow Visualization
in collaboration with Autodesk, University of Toronto

Effective visualization plays a key role in comprehending a complex dataset such as traffic volume at the scale of a city. These unique visualizations depict the typical morning rush hour traffic volume and speed in Greater Toronto Region, Ontario, Canada.

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EVENTS

City Hall's 50th Anniversary
at Nathan Phillips Square on Sept 13, 2015

Citizen engagement through a portable virtual reality kiosk that provides an alternative method of viewing, sharing, and presenting crucial issues related to the future of our city.

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Partners for Change Workshop (Tenant Engagement)
at Autodesk Visualization Studio on Nov 6, 2014

Engaging residential tenants in energy conservation was the focus of over 40 apartment building owners, property managers, utility representatives and other experts at the Partners for Change workshop on Thursday November 6, 2014.

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ALERT PowerOf50 Hackathon
at The Centre for Social Innovation Annex on July 3-6, 2014

On July 3, 5, and 6, 2014, the ALERT PowerOf50 Hackathon brought together 30+ developers, designers, energy experts, business advisors and mentors to prototype web-based solutions that make use of building data provided by the office Tower Renewal.

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