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Past Lectures

1997-1998 Season

Today’s GIS: New Tools, New Users

Presented Mar 1998

This interactive lecture communicated general aspects of GIS development and implementation, in addition to providing several examples of progressive applications. Alex Miller, President of ESRI Canada, explored the future of GIS. Phil Fong, Statistics Canada’s Geography Division, demonstrated Election Mapper, an Internet-based mapping tool using data from the last federal election. Bob Proulx, Industry Canada’s […]

On the Fast Track: Sustainable Transportation in Canada

Presented Jan 1998

The lecture outlined how a national strategy for sustainable transportation is being developed, with impacts that will reach every corner of our economy. It was an opportunity for members of the urban transportation, planning, design and development professions to consider a critical new agenda. John Hartman, Transportation Association of Canada, reviewed national initiatives undertaken by […]

Redeveloping Contaminated Sites

Presented Oct 1997

The assessment, management and reuse of contaminated sites is increasingly challenging, and our panel of government, legal, real estate and consulting professionals covered all the angles. David d’Amour, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, introduced the state of current work and key issues facing practitioners in this important field. Andy Lewis, Ontario Ministry of the Environment […]

The Wired Metropolis: High Tech and Urban Form

Presented Sep 1997

This event, held in conjunction with Architecture Week ’98, explored how the high tech revolution might affect our cities and built environments, and how we can harness rapidly developing technologies to make Ottawa-Carleton a better place to live. Bill Mitchell, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of […]