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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.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Dr. David Gordon, Director and Professor, SURP, Queen’s University A subway under downtown in 1915? A major freeway under Laurier Avenue? A hexagonal city grid? A hockey arena beyond the suburban fringe? Renowned capital planning historian and former Ottawa resident David Gordon provided us with an illustrated tour through the past […]
Thursday February 9, 2012 Peter Katz, Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia; author; consultant Peter Katz is a key founder of New Urbanism, a movement that takes the good aspects from the old cities we love – walkability, density, mix of uses, and even the front porch – and melds them into today’s cities. During the […]
Wednesday November 3, 2011 Ken Greenberg, Architect, teacher, writer & urban design consultant One of the world’s foremost urban designers will share his passion and methods for rejuvenating neglected cities and downtown cores. For over thirty years Ken has designed the means to make that happen. Walking Home is a story in turning the world’s […]
Thursday November 3, 2011 Andrew Wiley-Schwartz, New York City, Department of Transportation The streets of New York have been changed by simple but grand moves that have turned parts of Time Square and other streets spaces into popular public places and safe complete streets. Andy explained how changes in the New York City administration, community […]
Wednesday November 2, 2011 Gil Penalosa, Executive Director of 8-80 Cities Internationally renowned liveable city advisor, Gil Penalosa, delivers inspirational and interactive presentations on creating 8-80 cities – cities that are safe and accessible for all citizens from 8 to 80 years of age. This presentation will provide examples of best practices in achieving more sustainable […]