Next-gen developers design Toronto project

Students from almost 60 universities in Canada and the United States are designing a development for the eastern side of the Don River in Toronto.

The design is based on a hypothetical situation for the Urban Land Institute’s Hines Student Competition which is designed to simulate an actual urban planning and development scenario, and reflects developments being considered as part of the City of Toronto’s vision for reviving the neighborhoods east of its historic downtown.

“We are very excited to bring this year’s Hines Student Competition to Toronto,” said ULI Americas Chief Executive Officer Ralph Boyd. “This competition is part of an ongoing ULI effort to raise awareness among young people about the very real impact that land use and urban development has on people’s lives, as well as the fortunes of our cities. It also provides an informative look at how the next generation of land use professionals will be collaborating to build cities for the future.”

The competition is funded through an endowment from Gerald D. Hines, chairman of the global Hines real estate organization, who pioneered the use of high-quality planning and architecture as a marketable feature of development in office, residential, and mixed-use projects.

The winning team will be announced in April and will win $50,000.

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