CanU7 Program

Ottawa-Gatineau, October 14-16 2015

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Wednesday October 14th 2015

The first day of the Summit takes place at 3 Eddy Street in Gatineau, in Building 51 of the former Domtar property, within the Zibi (Chaudière) development. Access by OC Transpo route 8 (at Mackenzie King station) and STO routes 22, 29, 36, 37, 57, 400 (on Rideau Street), and alight at Terrasses de la Chaudière. This day is held jointly with the Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec.

11:30am-12:00pm Registration Opens
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm Chaudière/Zibi Presentations and Site Visit
1:00 – 1:40 Windmill Developments (Jonathan Westeinde, Miguel Tremblay)
1:40 – 2:20 National Capital Commission (Fred Gaspar)
2:20 – 3:00 Ville de Gatineau (Réjean Martineau)
3:00 – 3:40 City of Ottawa (Don Herweyer, Sally Coutts)
3:40 – 4:15 Self-directed site visit (with map)
4:15pm-5:30pm Keynote speaker: Charlotte Hauksson,WSP Environmental, Malmö, Sweden
5:30pm+ Welcoming Reception and Cocktail with CanU and Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec members, with welcoming remarks by the Mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission

Thursday October 15th 2015

The second and third days of the Summit takes place at Lansdowne Park, in the Horticulture Building. Access by OC Transpo routes 1 or 7 (on Rideau or Bank Streets). From Elgin Street, take route 14 to Bank & Gladstone, then transfer to routes 1 or 7 on Bank Street, or walk 3 blocks to Bank Street.

8:00am-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am-9:00am Welcome and Introductions to Day 2
9:00am-12:00pm Host city presentations (Moderator: )
9:00 Ottawa transit switches to rail (John Smit)
9:45 Zoning innovations in support of place-making: two City of Ottawa examples (Alain Miguelez)
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 The Long Term Vision and Plan for Canada’s Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts (Bob Allsopp)
11:30 2017 celebrations: ephemeral and legacy place-making for a major national event (Jerrod Riley – Ottawa 2017 Office)
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch and keynote speaker Dan Rubinstein, Author of Born to Walk (Moderator: John Smit)
1:30pm-4:30pm Mobile Workshops
By bus:
1. Little Italy: Intensification of Ottawa’s Emerging Downtown District
2. ByWard Market: Revitalizing the Longest Running Farmers’ Market in Canada
3. Beyond the Ivory Towers: Planning and Integrating a University Campus in the Downtown Precinct
4. The Renewal of Downtown Streets for Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Transit Users
5. A Dynamic Capital – Creating and Managing Public Spaces
On foot:
6. Lansdowne Park Redevelopment – An Urban Transformation
7. Reactivating the Canal
5:00pm-7:00pm Social event hosted by private consulting firm FoTenn Planning + Design (223 McLeod Street)
7:00pm-9:00pm CanU Pecha Kucha @ Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park
Free admission for CanU registrants – show your name badge at the door

Friday October 16th 2015

8:00am-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am-8:45am Welcome and Introductions to Day 3
8:45am-10:00am Young Urbanists’ Panel
10:00am-10:15am Coffee break
10:15am-12:00pm Cross Country Presentations: Hear what advances and breakthroughs are being made across Canada on place-making and good urbanism.
10:15   David Gordon – moderator – opening remarks
10:20   British Columbia (Joyce Drohan)
10:35   Alberta (Thom Mahler)
10:50   Saskatchewan & Manitoba (Thom Mahler)
11:05   Ontario/Toronto (Harold Madi)
11:20   Ontario/Non-Toronto, Non-Ottawa (Alex Taranu)
11:30   Québec (Pierre St-Cyr)
11:45   Maritimes (Jacob Ritchie)
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch and keynote speaker: Doug Saunders (Globe and Mail), author of Arrival City
1:30pm-2:30pm National Media Panel (Moderator: Brent Toderian)
Christopher Hume (Toronto Star)
Frances Bula (Globe and Mail)
Jonathan McLeod (Ottawa Citizen)
Patrick Duquette (La Presse/Le Droit)
2:30pm-2:45pm Coffee break
2:45pm-3:45pm Canadian Urban Issues Panel (Moderator: John Smit)
Brent Toderian (Vancouver) – Multi-modal city-making
Dan Leeming (Toronto) – City form & public health
Graham Bird (Ottawa) – Invisible barriers to good place-making
Robert Freedman (Toronto) – The challenge of achieving mid-rise
3:45pm-4:30pm Summit Call to Action Town Hall
7:00pm-10:00pm CFL Football: Ottawa Redblacks vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This event is available at an additional cost. Tickets can be purchased by visiting:
10:00pm-Saturday morning Timekode @ Horticulture Building
Free admission for CanU registrants – show your name badge at the door

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