Designed with 1960s ambitions of smart growth, the inherited legacy of tower neighbourhoods provides a unique suburban form of higher density neighbourhoods. This built form of clusters of towers in open space provides a framework for strategic growth, urban diversification and transformation, from which goals of complete, healthy and resilient communities can be achieved. With emerging investments in mass transit and growth pressures throughout our cities, new models of infill and district design which enhance existing tower neighbourhoods are required.
As an aspect of a program of ongoing research, the Tower Renewal Partnership has partnered with with local and international jurisdictions and practitioners to establish best practice in opportunities for tower infill and neighbourhood transformation.
Take a look at the TRP’s 2018 research on growth in tower neighbourhoods: Growth and Resiliency in Tower in the Park Sites Across the GGH