CanU6 Presentations

CanU6 National Summit:
Cities at the Edge – 
Urbanizing Suburbia in the Regional City

Greater Toronto Area, Sep 18th-20th, 2014


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DAY ONE – Thursday, Sep. 18th – North York, Markham

Growing up in Suburbia – Dan Leeming (CanU, The Planning Partnership)

History of Suburbia – with John van Nostrand (planningAlliance), Prof. David Gordon (CanU, Queen’s University)

Toronto’s Inner Suburbs Overview, North York Centre – Harold Madi (City of Toronto)

North York Centre: A Brief History Leo de Sorcy (City of Toronto)

Welcome to Markham and Overview – Jim Baird, Commissioner of Planning (City of Markham)**

Sustainable Mobility in the Region Session – session moderated by Paul Bedford (CanU, Ryerson) with Michael Sutherland (Metrolinx), Mary-Frances Turner (York Transit), Ian Dobson, Nick Poulos**

Markham Centre presentation with Randy Pettigrew (Remington) and Ronji Borroah (City of Markham)**

Tactical Urbanism Pecha Kucha Session (Rick Merrill, Planning Partnership, moderator) and reception (Gibson Room, Novotel, North York Centre, 105  Park Avenue at Empress and Yonge)**

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DAY TWO, Friday, Sep 19th – Mississauga and Brampton

Mississauga Experience – with Ed Sajecki, Commissioner of Planning, City of Mississauga

Mississauga: On The Cusp Of Something Big – Pecha Kutcha presentations, City of Mississauga Staff

Sustainable and Healthy Urbanization – panel with Marilyn Ball, Chief, Planning and infrastructure (Brampton), Dr. Charles Gardner, Chief Medical Officer for Simcoe Muskoka, Prof. Roger Keil (City Institute at York University)

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DAY THREE, Saturday, Sep 20th, North York

Applied Research Session – Prof. David Gordon (CanU, Queen’s University), Glenn Miller (Canadian Urban Institute), Linda Peake/Sean Hertel (City Institute at York University), “Urbanizing Suburbia” Bill Humber (Seneca College)

Urbanizing Suburbia from Coast to Coast session with CanU – Joyce Drohan (Vancouver), Andrew  Palmiere (Calgary), Alain Miguelez (Ottawa), Pierre St. Cyr/Nathalie Prud’homme (Montreal/Quebec), Andy Fillmore (Halifax)**

Developing Urban in Suburbia Panel with BILD – Mark Guslits, moderator, with Steve Upton (BILD/Tridel), Frank Giannone (Fram), Remo Agostino (Daniels)**

Keynote Speaker: Gordon Harris, CEO, Univercity, Burnaby, BC “Garden City Redux – Urbanizing Suburbia for the Sustainable Century”**

The Growth Plan: what’s next?” with Larry Clay (Ontario Growth Secretariat), Joe Berridge (Urban  Strategies), Marcy Burchfield (Neptis Foundation), Mary-Lou Tanner (Niagara Region)**

Working Session: “Urban Design in the Regional City” with Ken Greenberg (CanU, Greenberg  Associates), Robert Freedman (CanU, Freedman Urban Solutions), Alex Taranu (CanU, City of Brampton), Donna Diakun (Ontario Growth Secretariat), Elana Horowitz (Metrolinx), Sean Hertel (City Institute at York)**

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