Urban Forum logo

Next Lecture

CANCELLED: Canadian Modern Architecture 1967 to the Present

More Information...

Event has been cancelled

Please note that due to COVID-19 virus concerns, this dual event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for the Fall of 2020….stay tuned!

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 […]

Designed Leadership

Date: Dec 2018

December 6, 2018 Speaker:  Moura Quayle Professor, Sauder School of Business Director, pro team, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs “Great leaders aspire to manage “by design”— with a sense of purpose and foresight. Lessons learned from the world of design, when applied to management, can turn leaders into collaborative, creative, deliberate, and […]