Tower Renewal Blog

Tower Renewal in the EU – Researching Best Practice

In the late summer and early fall, ERA conducted an extensive survey of Tower Renewal efforts throughout the European Union.

With tower neighbourood refurbishment well underway in the EU for more than a decade, a host of projects showcase leading approaches to sustainable building renewal, community development and urban design. Better understanding these projects will help ensure the best results as Tower Renewal moves forward in Toronto.

In following posts, lessons learned from the UK, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Germany will be outlined.

A special thanks to the Swedish Consulate in Toronto, the German Trade Commission, the Clinton Foundation, and the C40 for their part in organizing this tour.

The following images are from selected projects examined on the tour. (All photos by Brendan Stewart and Graeme Stewart)