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2015-2016 Season

Paradox in Practice: The City as a Work of Art and the Open Source Metropolis

Presented Apr 2016

April 2016 Speaker:  Mark Sterling, OAA, MCIP, RPP Download the poster here In this talk architect, urban designer and planner Mark Sterling contrasted two approaches to urban planning: the “City as a Work of Art”, a top-down Master Planning approach formulated in the late 19th century which continues to inform practice today; and the “Open Source Metropolis”, an […]

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth and Farewell to Oak Street at the Mayfair

Presented Mar 2016

March 2016 Presented at the Mayfair Theatre Urban Forum was pleased to present its second Urban Film night at the Mayfair.  The aim of the Urban Film Series is present films that focus on the mutually impactful relationship between urban design, planning, architecture and people.  This year’s selections included “The Priutt Igoe Myth” as the feature, preceded by […]

The City as Nation Builder

Presented Oct 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Co-Sponsored by:  Diamond Schmitt Architects and Planning and Growth Management, City of Ottawa Presenter:  A.J. Diamond, Diamond Schmitt Architects A.J. Diamond is: founder of Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSAI); RAIC Gold Medalist; member of the Order of Ontario; an Officer of the Order of Canada; a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of […]