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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.
David Engwicht, an internationally acclaimed author of Reclaiming our Cities and Towns, Street Reclaiming and Mental Speed Bumps is a consultant and lecturer in community empowerment, creativity and planning. This two-part lecture and workshop series unpacked the multiple dimensions of place making from urban design to urban psychology, from traffic issues to social and cultural […]
Robert Gibson focused on how sustainability considerations are integrated in land use decision making and environmental assessments at the project and strategic levels. Robert took us on a tour of ideas and practices from the Mackenzie Valley to Ottawa, with stops in Victoria and Waterloo along the way. Robert B. Gibson is a professor in […]
Not unlike the classic story of the tortoise and the hare, some cities move forward through slow, steady growth while others experience rapid, chaotic change. As communities increasingly compete against each other on the global stage, what can we learn from those in the grip of urban revolution? Are there lessons that can infuse a […]
With Graeme Stewart, ERA Architects Inc. and Eleanor McAteer Mayor’s Tower Renewal, City of Toronto Toronto has recently embarked on an ambitious strategy to reassess its large stock of aging residential high-rise towers. Through the use of green technology and neighbourhood revitalization principles, they intend to radically change the way towers interact with the city […]