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2008-2009 Season Past Lecture:

Design, Society and Well-being: Making the Link with David Witty,Ph.D., MRAIC, FCIP

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 social, ecological, and economic mess we are in. In his view, the environmental design professions: architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design, have a role to play individually and collectively to ensure a sustainable future that provides quality of life. This is especially pertinent to Ottawa as we complete our Official Plan review.

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