Urban Fold

Mid-Rise Buildings

Washington D.C. must wrap up its consideration of the 2015 International Building Code by July. Adoption of the IBC could enable new types of density in the nation's capital.
Jun 3, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
There are neighborhoods where residents are concerned about new developments raising prices, and there are neighborhoods where residents are concerned about new developments lowering home values. Toronto is currently dealing with the latter.
May 26, 2015   Toronto Star
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All growing cities must find ways to develop at appropriate, transit-supporting densities without overwhelming the surrounding context. The human-scaled, mid-rise building can be a solution—but achieving a good neighbourhood “fit” is not easy. Exclusive
Mar 12, 2014  By Robert Freedman
As we increasingly relearn the lessons of city-building, just getting the ground floor right is no longer good enough.
Sep 21, 2012   PlaceShakers and NewsMakers
Christopher Hume surveys Toronto's "mid-rise crisis" and asks why the city has made it nearly impossible to build "the urban residential form par excellence."
May 29, 2012   Toronto Star
Builder Magazine thinks its time to give the mid-rise (4-6 stories) building its due.
May 1, 2011   Builder Magazine