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To celebrate Urban Forum’s 20th anniversary, Urban Forum has partnered with loveOttawa to host a night celebrating what people love about Ottawa and why. Ten speakers from various walks of life, will tell you why they are so passionate about Ottawa in a short visual presentation in 20 images of the places, things and experiences that make Ottawa so great.
Please join us for a very unique, visual event celebrating Ottawa.
The speakers highlighted how underground pedestrian networks should look and function so that they contribute to a successful and vibrant downtown, and they illustrated the connections between the underground walkways, the street level public spaces and tall buildings. The speakers showed examples of compact cities, climate-controlled walkways, and indoor cities from around the world; explained […]
David Witty, Ph.D., MRAIC, FCIP Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba; Member of Advisory Committee for Planning, Design and Realty, National Capital Commission; Founding Chair of the Canadian Healthy Communities Project. David Witty will express his thoughts on the growing consensus that design will be critical to get us out of the […]
Decisions about new stadium construction today are based on many competing interests. To what degree are they conceived with respect to their potential role as civic buildings, or with respect to their social, aesthetic and environmental impact? Stadiums once were understood as civic buildings, and as part of a coherent public urban realm that accommodated […]
Havana experienced impressive growth during the first half of the 20th century but escaped the effects of urban renewal and overdevelopment during the second half of the 20th century. A team of Cuban architects led by Julio Cesar Pérez Hernàndez has designed a Master Plan for this UNESCO World Heritage Site that aims at preserving […]