Ken Greenberg
 

About

 
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Ken Greenberg is an urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants.

For over four decades he has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and on campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, St. Louis, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and San Juan Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. In each city, with each project, his strategic, consensus-building approach has led to coordinated planning and a renewed focus on urban design. He is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Design Excellence and the 2014 Sustainable Buildings Canada Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Organizations

Ken actively volunteers for several Toronto-based city building initiatives and not-for-profits that include:

Bentway Conservancy Board
Director
http://www.thebentway.ca/

Waterfront for All
Advisory Board
http://www.waterfrontforall.ca/

Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association
President
http://www.wellingtonplace.org/

Ontario Place For All
Advisory Board
https://ontarioplaceforall.com/

City Building Institute – Ryerson University (Toronto)
Co-founder / Vice Chair
https://www.citybuildinginstitute.ca/

Public Space Incubator sponsored by Park People
Contributing Donor, with Eti Greenberg and the Balsam Foundation
https://parkpeople.ca/publicspaceinc

 

Professional Associations

Royal Architecture Institute of Canada
Fellow

American Institute of Architects
Associate Member

Toronto Society of Architects
Fellow

Institute for Urban Design
Fellow

Urban Design Forum
Member


Voluntary Boards

Council for Canadian Urbanism
Honorary Board Member,

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Ontario Chapter
Advisory Board

 

Awards

2019
Bentway winner of American Society of Landscape of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2019 Professional Design Honor Award

2019
Bentway winner of 2019 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence

2019
The Bentway wins the Azure 2019 People’s Choice award for Landscape Architecture

2018
Bentway Winner 2018 Canadian Brownfields “Brownie” Award for Reinvestment   

2018
AZ Award Jury and People’s Choice for Best Landscape Concept for the Bentway       

2018 
Awarded as Honourary Member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, April 6, 2018  

2015 
Recipient of the 2015 Community Innovator Award from 8-80 Cities

2014
Recipient Sustainable Buildings Canada 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award  

2011
Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design Award in 2011 for ‘RiverWalk’ with Calgary Municipal Lands Corporation

2010 
Institute of Transportation Engineers, Transportation Achievement Award 2010 for Lower Don Lands

2010
Recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for public design excellence

2010
Lower Don Lands selected as one of 17 projects world-wide of the Climate Positive Development Program, an Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) program with the U.S. Green Building Council

2010
AIA Regional and Urban Design Award for the Ryerson University Master Plan

2009 
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award of Merit for Lower Don Lands

2009                          
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 2008 National Urban Design Special Jury Award – Sustainable Development for “Lower Don Lands”

2008                       
American Society of Landscape Architects  2008 Professional Awards “Honor Award in Analysis and Planning for Toronto Portlands Estuary: Reinventing the Don River as an Agent of Urbanism”