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Avoid, Shift, Improve: How can international best practices accelerate low-carbon, resilient transportation in Ottawa?

Date: Aug 2022

Presented June 23, 2022 The Ottawa Climate Action Fund (an initiative of the Ottawa Community Foundation) along with the German Embassy Ottawa, the Urban Forum and Vivre en Ville are pleased hosted a talk by Holger Dalkmann, CEO of Sustain 2030.  Mr. Dalkmann’s talk was followed by brief responses from City of Ottawa officials and […]

Friends in the North: Martin Arfalk & Manon Otto

Date: Feb 2020

September 25, 2019 Martin Arfalk and Manon Otto of Mandaworks, a Stockholm-based design studio, took us on an unpredictable journey to explore the Swedish and Canadian city-building processes.  Focusing on the comparison of Stockholm with Ottawa, they exposed similarities, differences, weirdnesses and unexpected consequences in the urban landscape on both sides of the Atlantic.  How […]

Perfect City with Joe Berridge

Date: 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

Date: 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 […]