Monthly Archives: May 2017

Registration Open: Summer Social!

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It’s that time of year again! Join us for ULI Toronto’s 7th Annual Summer Social!       

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Member Profile: Kendra FitzRandolph, Development Coordinator, Hullmark Developments Ltd.

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By Seemal Saif, Regional Municipality of York           Kendra FitzRandolph is not your typical city builder (in the making). Her diverse educational background and career has given her the ability to view development from a unique lens, breaking the traditional silos and integrating the various elements of placemaking into a comprehensive vision. While Kendra is a planner, she did not craft or plan her entry into the field in a conventional sense. “I just fell into planning,” she candidly admits. Her first role as a summer … Read More

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Panelists explore technology’s influence on the built environment during Electric Cities session

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By Daniel Nedecki, IBI Group           This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. Following the Spring Symposium’s opening keynote panel, Civic Action CEO Sevaun Palvetzian took the stage to moderate the second session of the morning, the titular Electric Cities … Read More

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Meet The Chiefs 2017: A path to overcome the greatest planning & development challenges of the 21st century

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By Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng Inc. View Pictures View Program         This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. “People are not persuaded by facts, but enticed by perspective,” remarked keynote speaker Maarten Hajer as he gazed across the packed ballroom at … Read More

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Gabe Klein on bringing a collaborative startup mentality to city building

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By Janani Mahendran, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Housing         This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. “How did we get here, and how are we going to dig ourselves out?” – Gabe Klein The public and private sectors need … Read More

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Architect Elizabeth Diller showcases her firm’s work on the High Line

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By Janani Mahendran, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Housing             This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. “Cities will remain perpetually unfinished and we are just a small piece of that change.” – Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio … Read More

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What Toronto can learn from 4 public realm experts when planning for Rail Deck Park

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By Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate Watch Video Here         This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. The overarching theme of the Electric Cities Symposium challenged Toronto, as one of Canada’s fastest growing regions, to contemplate hard pressing issues on … Read More

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How new ways of using old infrastructure can help link communities

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By Amber Couse, Concordia University, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Graduate         This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. On Monday April 24th, the first day of the Electric Cities Symposium, Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services … Read More

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Richard Florida says the New Urban Crisis is playing out in Toronto — here’s what we can do about it

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By Amber Couse, Concordia University, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Graduate Watch video here       This post is part of a series covering ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Spring 2017 Symposium which took place on April 24 and 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ULI Toronto’s second city building symposium saw over 1,000 industry professionals gather to learn and engage on topics revolving around placemaking, mobility and technology. The second day of ULI Toronto’s Electric Cities Symposium opened with urbanist Richard Florida’s keynote that explored themes present in … Read More

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