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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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Planning & Leadership in The Age of Urbanism

October 03, 2019

9:15AM - 10:15AM

We are thinking differently about cities for the first time in a century. All around the world there is an exciting energy about urbanism and cities are moving fast to adapt to both new and timeless ideas. Citizens have regained their voice and are leading the way towards urban change on their street, in their neighbourhood and in their cities. This Age of Urbanism is beneficial to many of the issues we face - deteriorating public health, pollution and climate change - but we need to wrap our heads around how to make urban change effective and efficient. How do we lead when citizens are the new leaders? What policies and approaches are the low-hanging fruit? Mikael has worked in over 100 cities around the world as an urban designer and has curated amazing projects for his tv series The Life-Sized City. He will present his take on the necessary elements that cities - large and small - need to equip themselves for inevitable urban change.