Urban Forum logo

Next Lecture

Mass Timber

More Information...

Past Lectures

2018-2019 Season

Perfect City with Joe Berridge

Presented Aug 2019

May 2019 Joe Berridge, partner at Urban Strategic Inc, explored and led a discussion on how the contemporary city works. By looking at some of the world’s largest and most interesting cities, the lecture will raise big questions of city financing, governance and the ambition for large-scale renewal, but also the search for the perfect […]

Turbotrains, Jettrains and Beyond: High Speed Rail in Canada

Presented Jan 2019

January 2019Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall, Heritage Building, Second Floor,  110 Laurier Ave. West Speaker: Paul Langan Founder, High Speed Rail Canada Mr. Langan started his advocacy career in Canadian passenger rail in 1991 when, trying to buy a CANRAIL pass at the railway station in Windsor Ontario, he was told by VIA Rail that […]

Designed Leadership

Presented Dec 2018

December 6, 2018 Speaker:  Moura Quayle Professor, Sauder School of Business Director, pro team, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs “Great leaders aspire to manage “by design”— with a sense of purpose and foresight. Lessons learned from the world of design, when applied to management, can turn leaders into collaborative, creative, deliberate, and […]

An Adult Conversation about Automated Vehicles

Presented Sep 2018

September 2018 Speaker:  Ben Grush Bern Grush, Co-author of “The End of Driving: Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles (Elsevier)” explored some of the issues that cities, their planners, residents, and businesses will need to address over the coming decade or two. He challenged the audience with a lot of questions and […]