In this issue... Sustainable urban development | Women as change makers | Urban planning with holistic problem solving
Sustainable urban development
Growing economies and populations are escalating the demands for transport, energy, housing, water, communications, and waste management. Communities and companies must look for partners who are able to think ahead, predict future challenges, and provide options to overcome them. Innovative approaches to the toughest problems need agility and knowledge, coupled with a solid foundation of technical and business skills.
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Women as change makers
Climate change touches every area of our business and lives. Our clients want to know how to reduce risk, prepare for the future, and ensure the longevity of their operations. In order to do so, we need to recognize the important role women play as leaders, and their unique understanding of intergenerational dimensions.
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Urban planning with holistic problem solving
By 2030, the global population is projected to reach 8.5 billion, and by 2050, 7 billion people will live in urban areas. The impact of this on our cities and urban spaces will be huge, complex, and multifaceted. It’s never been more important to understand the role of socio-economic analysis as an agent of change and valuable insight.
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Smart city solutions for a riskier world
This report is arguably the most advanced study undertaken to understand how cities around the world are driving better social, environmental, and economic outcomes. It showcases how ten cities—across regions, population sizes, and economic maturity—are achieving SDGs, and spotlights challenges, solutions, and insights.
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Breathing new life into railway corridors
Economic growth in the golden age of the automobile, and the generous funding to roads and low levels of taxation on cars, resulted in growth that was focused in the suburbs. As growth transitioned away from urban cores, properties adjacent to and in proximity of active rail corridors often lay dormant and underutilized. Now, as cities face increasing pressure to meet housing, employment, and transportation demands, the time to adapt and restructure has come.
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Managing the world’s most precious resource
Water. The essence of life. A critical resource shared by people, places, and things. Careful, intentional management of its quality and volume in industrial processes and urban infrastructure is our responsibility, and it's a huge one. We need to do everything we can to be sure water is returned—clean, safe and abundant—to the natural systems that sustain us.
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Canada WaterPower week
Hatch is a sponsor and exhibitor at the Canada WaterPower Week, Toronto, Ontario, on September 21-23, 2022. This annual national conference and trade show offers exclusive opportunities to make connections, build knowledge, and position for success with the largest electricity generation, transmission, and storage companies in Canada.
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COVID economic recovery plan
It has been important for a wide range of stakeholders to have a voice on the priorities for economic recovery in a post-pandemic world. To enable this, we’ve been working with our clients to develop a range of tools and leverage data to enable cities and towns to form robust plans.
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Using ground-source heat for energy
As the world focuses on reducing carbon emissions through the electric vehicle market and finding renewable alternatives to power production, one contributor of greenhouse gases (GHGs) gets overlooked: buildings. In order to meet the commitments under the Paris Agreement, Canada and the rest of the world need to place equal importance on reducing all sources of emissions. Read more »
Burnhamthorpe water project
Mississauga City Centre is a densely populated area with a large shopping mall, a college, performing arts centers, high-rise condominiums, a transit center, city hall, and heavy vehicle traffic. The Burnhamthorpe Water Project requires that over 12 kilometers of water and wastewater infrastructure be built to support the development. Read more »
Minneapolis weathers the storm
Minneapolis' existing Central City storm tunnel system was designed and constructed in the early 1940s to support the storm water drainage requirements of the time. Land development in the time since has significantly increased the amount of storm water the system handles, and the city needed to respond accordingly. Read more »
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