Excepts from the SPF presentation: 3 tests of different Green Streets techniques on McGill downtown campus:
- Taking the opportunity of a temporary situation;
- Measuring the impact on the community (users, maintenance teams, etc.);
- Evaluating the possible integration within this particular context.
From the initial project application: The objectives of the project are to make Thomson House more sustainable, interest the House's users in urban agriculture, attract pollinators to the associated container garden, and add to the biodiversity of the surroundings around the building.
The objective of the project is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Center to McGill’s downtown residences and the general student community.
Turning once bleak urban architecture into vibrant, green, edible community spaces which help feed those in need.
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“Hitting the Benchmark” aims to create a unique bench made of reclaimed materials for McGill’s lower-campus. With a short time-frame, low cost, and manageable scale, “Hitting the Benchmark” is designed as a pilot project to inspire further small-scale urban interventions on campus.
Our project consist of producing a high density bike rack prototype back in April 2011. Our team consist of four McGill Alumni and we designed the original rack to be modular and space efficient, while having curve that makes it conveniently easy to park bicycles vertically.
This project will separate an organic waste stream from McGill Food & Dining Services (FDS) which will then be processed and used as compost at McGill University's downtown campus.
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