Our series of online, candid conversations brings together city builders of all stripes to discuss what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for urban communities across Canada.
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CityTalk: How Are Ukrainian Cities and Municipalities Planning Their Recovery?
Panellists, including representatives from ReStart Ukraine, spoke about how Ukrainian cities and municipalities are laying the foundation for a strong and sustainable recovery.
COVID 1000 and Beyond: Making Better Decisions
With: Zahra Ebrahim—CEO, Monumental, Toronto Jean-Noé Landry—Canadian Urban Institute Fellow, Montreal Jennifer Moore Rattray—Chief Operating Officer, Southern Chiefs’ Organization, Winnipeg Carolyn Whitzman—Adjunct Professor and Housing Researcher, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
COVID 1000 and Beyond: 1-on-1 with Minister Bennett
With: The Honourable Carolyn Bennett—Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Mary W. Rowe—President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute, Toronto
COVID 1000 and Beyond: Making Better Communities
With: Rosanne Haggerty—President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Solutions, New York City Dan Hill—Director, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne
COVID 1000 and Beyond: Making Better Places
With: Jennifer Angel—Chief Executive Officer, Evergreen, Toronto Åsa Kachan—Chief Librarian and CEO, Halifax Public Libraries, Halifax Dorian Moore—Vice President, Archive Design Studio, Windsor Amina Yasin—Chair and Commissioner, Vancouver City Planning Commission, City of Vancouver
COVID 1000 and Beyond: Making Better Cities
With: Marcy Burchfield—Incoming Vice President, Transit Planning, Metrolinx, Toronto Kate Graham—Senior Advisor, Colliers, London Alicia John-Baptiste—President and CEO, SPUR, San Francisco Bruce Katz—Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab, Drexel University, Washington D.C. Peter Sloly—Canadian Urban Institute Fellow, Ottawa Graham Singh—CEO, Trinity Centres Foundation, Montreal Tim Tompkins—Principal, ShareCitySharedSpace, New York
Original insight, analysis and stories on how local government and communities across Canada are responding to the new urban reality under COVID-19.
The Joy Ride Project brings cycling groups together around equity
Cycling organizations from across Canada are coming together in 2021 to participate in The Joy Ride Project and address the equity gap in cycling.
Deep Lake Water Cooling – Toronto’s Miracle on the Waterfront
Deep lake water cooling (DLWC) provides cooling to more than 180 buildings in downtown Toronto through an extensive network of pipes and heat transfer facilities controlled by Enwave Energy Corporation. DLWC is now celebrated internationally and widely touted as “Toronto’s Green Calling Card” for its ongoing contribution to helping the City meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 65 per cent by 2030.
The democratic deficit in Canadian cities during COVID-19
Municipalities across Canada have been faced with some of the most challenging governance issues in the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the decisions most directly affecting the daily lives of Canadians have been made by municipalities. By Anneke Smit, Hana Syed, Aucha Stewart, Terra Duchene, and Michael Fazzari Read the full report here.