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Pechakucha: Tower Renewal 101

A crash course in Tower Renewal by Graeme Stewart.











Tower, Slab, Superblock: Social Housing Legacies and Futures

A conference hosted by the Architectural League of New York that examined the history, current status, and prospects of high-rise and superblock residential development. Experts discussed the potential for redevelopment from design and public policy perspectives.

The Life- Sized City

Episode Two of the documentary Series, The Life-Sized City, focuses on Toronto’s urban landscapes and those who are making the city more livable. Features Graeme Stewart and Sabina Ali.

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Growing Pains

An Evergreen Cityworks and The Globe and Mail Documentary on Urban Growth.

Read about the Growing Pains project in the blog post: Growing Pains: An Evergreen Cityworks and the Globe and Mail Documentary on Urban Growth


Tower Renewal in the Arrival City

Webinar hosted by Cities of Migration and Centre for City Ecology as part of their Citybuilders Bookclub. Featuring Graeme Stewart.

Read about the webinar in the blog post: Arrival City 

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TORONTO – NEW YORK: Design by Example

Hosted by the AIA New York Housing and Planning and Urban Design Committees. A panel discussion featuring ERA’s Michael McClelland, Graeme Stewart and Ya’el Santopinto.

Read about the panel discussion in the blog post: Toronto – New York: Design by Example

Great Cities
Tower Blocks, Modern Suburbs, and 21st Century Urbanism in Toronto Graeme Stewarts’s lecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute.Read about the lecture in the blog post: Graeme Stewart to speak in Chicago










SPACING FILMS: Power of Towers

Featuring Graeme Stewart and Sabina Ali, joint winners of the 2014 Jane Jacobs Prize.

Read more about the video in the blog post: Powers of Towers: New video starring Graeme Stewart and Sabina Ali

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Vertical Resilience & Community Renewal

The third of the Social Innovation & Resilience Series, co-hosted by Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation. Featuring Graeme Stewart and John Brodhead.

Read about the webinar in the blog post: Tower Renewal Crash Course

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Highrise: Living Proof

Part of the Highrise documentary series. Narrated by Graeme Stewart.

One Millionth Tower

Highrise: One Millionth Tower

An interactive, open-source documentary by Katerina Cizek.

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Highrise: A Short History of the Highrise

An interactive documentary by Katerina Cizek.



A multi-year, multimedia documentary by Katerina Cizek.

Read about CUG+R’s involvement in the blog post: NFB’s One Millionth Tower



 Books on the Ground, Hamilton, May 15, 2019

High Performance Design Meets Boots on the Ground (“Boots on the Ground”) is a popular and dynamic speaking series that brings together leaders from the design and construction fields to share ideas, networks and learn about products that get the job done for high performance buildings.


CUG+R Talks

A New Era of Social Housing

Paul Karakusevic of Karakusevic Carson Architects presents his lecture in partnership with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal.


Tower Renewal Solutions on CBC

Listen to ERA’s Graeme Stewart talk about Tower Renewal solutions on CBC’s Metro Morning, January 24, 2019 (the conversation begins around the 4-minute mark).



Tower Renewal on CBC Radio

Listen to ERA’s Graeme Stewart discuss the need for urgent action on Tower Renewal on CBC Radio’s The World at Six on March 2, 2020.



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ULI Panel Discussion: Affordability and Resilience: The Challenge of Tower Renewal in Private Rental Apartment Buildings

Watch the ULI Panel Discussion on Tower Renewal, including an introduction from ERA’s Graeme Stewart. Read the full blog post about this event here.



Passive House “Happy Hour” Presentation – June 10, 2020

Watch and listen to ERA’s Graeme Stewart and Ya’el Santopinto discuss the Ken Soble Tower Transformation in Hamilton, ON.


Ideas Forum: Community Care – January 28, 2021

Watch and listen to ERA’s Graeme Stewart and Ya’el Santopinto discuss recent Tower Retrofit projects. Skip ahead to 33:58 for their presentation.