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    Vertical health city - new urbanism concept at Markham, Ontario, Canada

    We have a theme and concept to design a unique VHC - Vertical Health City, eco friendly development based on urbanism in high rise environment on 20 acres. IBC subsidiary is principal owner of minimum 3.5 million square feet buildable mixed use project. Anything and everything you can think of related to the health of mind and body under the same roof is planned under VHC umbrella. The land is strategically located beside various key facilities with Markham-Stouffville Hospital as one of them.

    CORNELL GATES (MARKHAM)
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    you have lots of flat roofs and no doubt balconies. Be sure to incorporate urban agriculture, recycling of organic wastes, differentiated grey and black water, minimim water-use sanitation, passive heating and cooling, recyclable building materials, etc etc. ... It'll be fun to watch and see whether it comes even close to being what it could be.
    Best wishes!

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    Be cautious to avoid monotony though.

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    Hmmm, where are the parks and public open space? Baseball/soccer fields, jogging trails, etc. If the only health amenity is a gym, it misses the mark.
    "Future events such as these will affect you in the future."

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