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2018-2019 Season Past Lecture:

Perfect City with Joe Berridge

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 place to eat, to raise a family and to enjoy city life.

An urban planner and city builder, Joe has had an integral role in the development of complex urban planning and regeneration projects in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Europe and Asia. He has been an advisor on the Ottawa 2036 Official Plan review. Joe teaches at the University of Toronto and is a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Joe’s book ‘Perfect City’ will be published by Sutherland House in April 2019.


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