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As a part of its commitment to sustainable development, BSI publishes reports, briefs, guides, and other materials related to the field.

February 16, 2024

Design for Diversity

This article covers the authors' innovative approach to original placemaking and the 'S' in ESG, setting a precedent for inclusive public engagement and co-design. The methodology provided a framework to identify patterns shared by a range of cultures that inspired a progressive park design.

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November 2, 2023

Breaking Binaries- The Brookfield Sustainability Institute: Positioning Polytechnics as a Thought Leadership Strategic Bureau

Published in the Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) by Humber Press , the article mentions distinctive differentiators for polytechnic educational institutions, key to which is the formation of thought leadership entities. With the creation of the Brookfield Sustainability Institute at George Brown College, we have successfully created a centre of excellence for thought leadership that transcends the local market and allows the college to interact globally.

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September 30, 2022

A Journey to Smart Sustainability: First of Three Papers on the Phygital


Published by the diid journal, the article gives an account of the major projects that were undertaken at the Institute without Boundaries (IwB), the key to which was how digital transformation could accelerate and support changes in behaviour that have a tremendous impact on carbon reduction. It also mentions the initial BSI projects that will start solving industry challenges in an effort to close the gap and make a difference to the climate crisis, through smart sustainability solutions.

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July 26, 2022

Housing Innovation and the Toronto Model for Urbanism


Published in Techne, the article covers the development of an innovative local model for housing, neighbourhood design and urban redevelopment that can be described as the Toronto model for development, which has paved the way for a new sustainable urban design.

Click here to read the full article. Read time: 7 minutes