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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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Richard Florida & Premier Kathleen Wynne – ULI Toronto Symposium

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WATCH VIDEO HERE On April 25, 2017 Richard Florida presented his keynote address “The New Urban Crisis” at the ULI Toronto Symposium. Following his presentation, Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne joined him for a special fireside chat.

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5 industry leaders on going global by focusing on the local

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By Nelson Mah, Laurentian Bank View Photos Here 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. On April 24, 2017, the ULI Toronto Electric Cities Symposium opened with a keynote panel entitled Global Giants and Local Heroes. The … Read More

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ULI Symposium: From High Line to Millennium Park

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View Video Here   Demand for open public space has fast become the urban challenge of our time as global cities seek to accommodate employment and population growth in their central cores. Cities across North America and the world are securing large tracts of public realm space to meet demands of labour attractiveness, economic competitiveness, tourism, urban development and renewal. Learn from the experience of these major, recent, large scale public realm projects and what their lessons may be for Toronto in its consideration of the 21 acre Rail Deck … Read More

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ULI members explore inner workings of two of Toronto’s most important and architecturally impressive cathedrals

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By: Amber Couse, Concordia University, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Graduate         On Saturday, April 8th, ULI Toronto members had the privilege of experiencing a private tour of the city’s St. Michael’s Cathedral and St. James Basilica, which uncovered the inner workings of church organizations that often go unseen to the average visitor. Carol Bragagnolo,the project manager working on St. Michael’s restoration, and Nancy Mallett, the archivist at St. James, led the tours at their respective churches. They are both experts in how these institutions operate and … Read More

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