Co-Designing the Active City: February 8th

Join us on February 8th, for a panel discussion and info session to officially launch our new course: CVUP 115 Planning Active Transportation which will be offered in March at Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. We will be bringing together leaders and advocates for public space, community building and active transportation to discuss the complex nature of people, place, and city-building.

The panel will feature Toronto Star columnist and Spacing Magazine Co-founder Shawn Micallef, Sabina Ali of the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee, and the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, Nancy Smith Lea. They will share their diverse perspectives on the role people play in shaping the city around them. Whether it be through the deceptively simple practice of walking within communities to know them, the transformation of a park to reflect local residents, or the launching of a bike hub to foster suburban cycling, each speaker will bring a unique perspective to better understand how planning and design can engage community, build on their assets and address their needs.

The evening will give a taste of the innovative course launching this spring.  The course is designed to build your understanding of community engagement through hands-on work with participatory tools, methods and reflections on cross-sectoral collaboration. It will centre the importance of equity in planning and urban design and examine how we can work together to create public spaces that reflect people.

Event details:            

February 8th, 6:30-8:00

7th Floor, Peter Bronfman Learning Centre

297 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON (one block east of Dundas subway)

Registration is now open! Hope you can join us.

Posted On: January 18, 2018