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2014-2015 Season

Heart of a Nation

Presented Jun 2015

The Long Term Vision and Plan for Ottawa’s Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts June 10, 2015 Presenters:  Lyette Fortin and Robert Allsopp Since Queen Victoria selected Bytown as Canada’s capital in 1858, the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts facing Wellington Street have become the symbolic—and physical—heart of the country. This forum examines the history of the area, […]

Alex MacLean | Oil: the Sands to Suburbs Connection

Presented Dec 2014

December 3, 2014 Presenter:  Alex MacLean Alex MacLean is an award winning photographer, pilot, Harvard-trained architect, and author and co-author of 11 books. Through his stunning aerial photography, Mr. MacLean revealed rarely seen views of what an oil junkie society looks like from the sky.  From our growing tar sands in Alberta to the Texas […]

Toronto Tall, A storey on Vertical Urbanism

Presented Nov 2014

November 6th, 2014 Presenter:  James Parakh Toronto has witnessed a decade long condo boom. The new condos, typically in form of high-rise towers, have not only re-shaped the skyline of Canada’s largest city but also the life between them. This presentation outlined the steps the City of Toronto has taken to manage this growth and […]