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Open During Construction

26 EpisodesProduced by Muneef Ahmad, Michelle Berquist and Rob MuirWebsite

Conversations about City-building at the intersection of planning and engineering. Michelle Berquist, Rob Muir and Muneef Ahmad reflect on stories behind-the-scenes of "Plangineering" projects.


Good or Good Enough

Episode #2: Good, or good enough?

Michelle and Rob, our Plangineers, discuss how paradigms were broken for the revolutionary Deep Lake Water Cooling system.

Our ancestors first form of “district energy,” sharing fire in a cave

Vancouver’s Olympic village district energy system

Sustainable development at the Regent Park Revitalization

Discussing Enwave Toronto’s Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC)

Baffin Island Mining project

Creativity is just ingenuity, applied. The DLWC was a showcase project for Toronto, and Enwave.

Bringing along others so when we have the answers, others can see the questions.

The enemy of doing something great is doing something good. Even moreso, even better than good enough.

Mentioned: Good to Great by Jim Collins

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