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University of Manitoba student winners of TD Eco Award receive $25,000 cheque


April 17, 2009
by Canadian Architect

Last month, three University of Manitoba master’s students in city planning received a cheque for $25,000 from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for a proposal they wrote on urban sustainability. Students Chris Baker, Kaeley Wiseman, and Richard Mahé were one of four Canadian university teams to win TD’s $100,000 Go Green Challenge.

Their submission is entitled “New Ways to Look at Old Spaces: A Vision for Green Infrastructure Networks” and proposes how single-use spaces in cities such as railways and hydro-line corridors and pipelines can be also used as green space, including community gardens, wildlife habitats and bike paths.
 
As part of their proposal, the students did a case study on the Bishop Grandin Greenway (BGG), a community organization that formed partnerships with the City of Winnipeg and Manitoba Hydro to build a greenway along the corridor.

 

For more information, please visit www.td.com/fef/ and http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/



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