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1997 Season

Greening Our Urban Spaces

Presented Apr 1997

This event explored how city builders can strengthen and sustain nature’s presence in the built environment through arboriculture, landscape architecture and engineering. Dr. Andy Kenney, University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry, discussed how development affects the urban forest, and how to maintain our green assets. Jody Rosenblatt, Metro Toronto Transportation, presented recent innovations in the […]

Pathways to a Walkable City

Presented Mar 1997

This two-part event included a professional development workshop and a public lecture that led Ottawa-Carleton professionals in an exploration of how to create a truly pedestrian-friendly community. Attendees were treated to a review of pedestrian planning principles, design criteria and practices to reduce car use, approaches to retrofitting urban and suburban streets, public involvement techniques […]

New Blueprints for Schools

Presented Feb 1997

Speakers outlined recent changes to school capital financing, and explained why we need to explore more innovative school delivery. Attendees heard about new approaches to funding, building and using schools in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada, such as private-sector participation and combined community facilities. Enid Slack, economist, author and “Who Does What” Panel member, discussed […]