Across Canada, the methods and tools for developing and delivering large-scale city building/transformative initiatives vary vastly. This session will examine lessons to be learned from each region, comment on the diversity of new and ongoing work across the country, and explore how these projects contribute to community prosperity. Members of the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) representing each major region of the country (West Coast, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast) will be sharing examples of how change can be managed. The session will include 5-6 short presentations and conclude with an interactive discussion between the presenters and the audience.

Presenters:

  • Joyce Drohan, MAIBC, AAA, SAA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Perkins & Wills
  • Sylvain Ducas, Urban Planner, Director, Urban Planning Department, City of Montreal, QC
  • David Gordon FCIP, RPP, AICP P.Eng., Professor and Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s University
  • Harold Madi, Urban Design Director, City of Toronto
  • Thom Mahler, M.PL., RPP, MCIP, Manager, Local Area Planning, City of Edmonton
  • Peter Murphy, ADU-DUAP, Conseiller en architecture ou design urbain, Ville de Québec
  • Jacob Ritchie MCIP, LPP, Urban Design Manager, City of Halifax
  • Eric Turcotte MCIP, RPP, OAA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Urban Strategies Inc., Toronto, Ontario

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