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2004-2005 Season

Divesting Expert Practice: Participatory Community Design and Local Knowledge

Presented Apr 2005

Sheri Blake, Associate Professor, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba Larry Spencer, MCIP, RPP Bob Webster, OAA, FRAIC What happens when an architect, planner or landscape architect decides to open the “black box” of their profession’s knowledge base to public scrutiny, and to use their skills to actively engage people in the design process? […]

Critic’s Eye on Ottawa

Presented Nov 2004

Christopher Hume, Columnist, Toronto Star Welcome to an evening with the Critic’s Eye. Urban Forum is proud to present Christopher Hume, the Toronto Star’s architecture and urban issues critic, in an exclusive lecture. Christopher Hume delivers the most articulate media discourse on cities in Canada today. His weekly column, “Critic’s Eye”, has become a rendez-vous […]

Moving Minds in Canadian Cities

Presented Oct 2004

Paul Bedford, FCIP, RPP, Former Chief Planner, City of Toronto Paul Bedford has retired from the City of Toronto. After 31 years in public service and eight years as Chief Planner, Paul focused his energy on the development of new planning values, policies and processes to guide the next generation of city building in Canada’s […]