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2015 Program

Below is the schedule and session descriptions for November 2 & 3 2015.

2015 Program

 

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 2nd 2015


7:15 REGISTRATION AND LIGHT BREAKFAST
8:00 ULI | PwC Annual Real Estate Trends Program
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PwC and ULI’s Emerging  Trends in Real Estate is a highly-regarded and widely-read forecast report in North America. The 2016 edition will provide an in-depth review of the key trends and outlook in the Canada and US real estate markets.

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Andrew Warren                Blake Hutcheson                Ben Myers

 

 

9:30 Morning Refreshments

10:00 The Future of City Building In The Creative Economy

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Richard Florida, Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management & C0-Founder and Editor-at-large of The Atlantic’s CityLab.


11:15 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (SELECT A1, B1 or C1)

SESSION A1
DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE: What are the upcoming challenges city builders and designers will face and are they being addressed?  

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With the rocket speed in which cities are evolving, how do we create new developments and adapt existing assets to serve an ever changing future? Learn from case studies that have foresight and innovation to tackle the daunting challenges.

Moderator: Les Klein, Principal, Quadrangle Architects Limited.

Panel:
David Dixon, Senior Principal and Urban Design Group Leader at Stantec
Dermot Sweeny, President at Sweeny&Co Architects
Lori Martin, Senior Cultural Affairs Officer at City of Toronto
Ken Tanenbaum,Vice Chairman at Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited

SESSION B1
REGIONAL RAPID TRANSPORTATION AND ITS IMPACT ON DEVELOPMENT

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Will Regional Rapid Transit Expansion urbanize the suburbs or facilitate more sprawl? How transformative will the electrification of the Toronto Region commuter rail system be on the future development of our city region?

Moderator: Leslie Woo, Chief Planning Officer, Metrolinx

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Panel:
Mary-Frances Turner, President at York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
Marco Filice, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Liberty Development Corporation

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Ruth A. Wuorenma, President at Neighborhood Capital Institute (Chicago, IL)

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SESSION C1
HOW IS TECHNOLOGY CHANGING THE RETAIL LANDSCAPE: Will clicks replace bricks?

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Will Amazon change how we shape our cities? How are technology and the evolving demands in the delivery of consumer goods transforming the face of retail? What is and will be the impact on city building?

Moderator: Dave Rodgerson, Retail Industry Lead, Microsoft

Panel:
Inge van den Berg, Vice President, Strategic Insights at Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.
Egil Moller Nielsen, Senior Vice President & Head of Business at SmartCentres, Penguin Pick-Up & Penguin Fresh
Trevor Newell, Founder & President at Shop.ca

 


12:15 Networking Lunch

1:00   Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions For Redesigning Suburbs


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, Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology.  Author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs”

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1:45 CONCURRENT SESSION (SELECT A2, B2 or C2)

SESSION A2
EMPLOYMENT LANDS vs MIXED- USE DEVELOPMENT: How do we resolve this conflict?

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Is the protection of employment lands killing “complete communities” that integrate residential and commercial uses? Find out how rethinking employment lands may be necessary to build economically viable urban economies and livable communities.

Moderator: Dr. Charles C. Bohl, Director, Master in Real Estate Development + Urbanism Program, University of Miami.

Panel:
Derek Goring, Vice President of Development at First Gulf

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Richard Martz, Vice President at Live Work Learn Play

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Tom Smith, SVP Development and Leasing of Enclosed Malls at SmartCentres

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SESSION B2
HEALTH AND MOBILITY: Why active transportation is essential

The demand for healthier urban environments is shaping the future of cities and neigbourhoods.  Learn about the future of “complete streets” and how active transportation networks are fast becoming a requirement.

Moderator: John Gladki, Principal Consultant, Gladki Planning Associates Inc.

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Panel:
Hilary Holden, Director, Transit & Sustainable Transportation, Transportation Planning, City Planning at City of Toronto

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Brian Hollingworth, Transportation Engineer and Transportation Planner at IBI Group

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Shawn Micallef, Author at Spacing

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Gil Penalosa, Director and Chair of the Board at 8 80 Cities

SESSION C2
THE EVOLVING FACE OF SUSTAINABILITY: How smart infrastructure is a game changer

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Intelligent building have been built for decades, but the real advantages are when they are connected to smart infrastructure.  Learn how cities and buildings are being integrated.

Moderator: Mark Kindrachuk, President, Intermarket Developments

Panel:
Rhiannon Mabberley, Senior Development Manager at Westbank Projects

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Peter Ronson, P. Eng., Vice President at Markham District Energy

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Kristina Verner, Director, Intelligent Communities at Waterfront Toronto


2:45 CONCURRENT SESSION (SELECT A3, B3 or C3)

SESSION A3
BEYOND SPRAWL: Exploring the new frontier of urban regions.

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Curbing sprawl has proven to be half the battle to urbanizing regions.  Densification in the face of NIMBYism and market forces are proving to be an even greater challenge.  How can we design for density in a post sprawl environment?

Moderator: Pamela Blais, Principal at Metropole Consultants

Panel:
Remo Agostino, Vice President of Development at the Daniels Corporation
Harold Madi, Director of Urban Design at City of Toronto
Mazyar Mortazavi, President and CEO at Tas Design Build

SESSION B3
THE ART & SCIENCE OF MOBILE PLACEMAKING: Why Mobility Hubs need high quality design

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Successful mobility hubs require place-making approaches that go well beyond modal versatility.  Learn how high quality urban design is essential for building sustainable communities and transforming regional mobility.

Moderator: Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc.

Panel:
Anthony Peter, Project Manager at Argent LLP UK

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Brad Keast, Vice President at Osmington Inc.
Chris McCarthy, Design Director – Crosslink Transit Solutions, SNC Lavalin

SESSION C3
MILLENIAL REVOLUTION: Is Gen Y changing the future of city building?

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Is the downtown loving, anti-car, fast-paced and social lifestyle of the next generation a youthful fling or the new normal? An examination of the facts and myths of the most profound demographic land use force since the baby boom, and how their new-age values are impacting the future of city building.

Moderator: Micheline Bentley, Senior Manager, Talent & Business Development, Matrix Search Group

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Panel:
Michael Emory, President and CEO at Allied Properties REIT
Phil Preville, Contributing Editor at Toronto Life
Stockton Williams, Executive Director of Terwilliger Centre for Housing at ULI
Kendra FitzRandolph, Real Estate Services at City of Toronto


 

4:00 Networking Reception


 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3rd 2015


7:15 Registration & Breakfast

8:00 PLENARY SESSION “Transforming our Future: How Disruptive is Disruptive Technology?”

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Will emerging technologies and innovations do more than change our lives and economy? Will they transform how we design, build, and operate cities? Explore the frontier of our urban design future with the technology leaders who are redefining it.

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9:00 Q & A Session

9:30 Morning Refreshments

10:00 CONCURRENT SESSION (SELECT A4, B4 or C4)

SESSION A4
CONVERTING COMMUNITY ASSETS TO COMMUNITY HUBS: Opportunities for the private sector

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What opportunities exist as communities identify the potential of obsolete or under-utilized civic assets. In this session, we will explore the advancement of the community hub model and the potential role of the development industry as a key stakeholder.

Moderator: Karen Pitre, Special Advisor to the Premier on Community Hubs, Community Hubs Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Province of Ontario

Panel: 
Stephen Upton, Vice President of Development Planning at Tridel

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Derek Ballantyne, Principal at DKGI Inc.

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Sevaun Palvetzian, Chief Executive Officer at CivicAction

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SESSION B4
BEYOND P3’S: Unlocking the private development synergies of public infrastructure investments

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Ontario has become a world leader in creating advantageous P3 partnerships for the delivery of transit and other public infrastructure projects. But we have not yet fully harnessed the potential of these public infrastructure investment vehicles and private land development opportunities. How can we turn this around?

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Moderator: Trevor McIntyre, Regional Director, International, IBI Group

Panel:
Joanna Kervin, P. Eng., Head Property, Planning and Development Department at
Toronto Transit Commission
Craig Beattie, Partner at Perimeter Development
Toni Rossi, Divisional President, Real Estate and Lending at Infrastructure Ontario
Anthony Peter, Project Manager at Argent LLP UK

SESSION C4 
DRIVERLESS CITY

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How the advent of the driverless car could have profound impact on the shape of cities, the design of new buildings and the retrofitting of older civic assets.

Moderator: Richard Joy, Executive Director, ULI Toronto

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Panel:
Stuart Sherman, Chief Executive Officer, IMC
Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Principal at Dialog
Jeremy McMullin, President at Design Corp.
Gianpiero Pugliese, Principal at AUDAX


11:00 Closing Plenary Session:  Transforming Cities / Transforming Urbanism

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Aseem Inam, John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor at the University of Toronto, Director of TRULAB: Laboratory for Designing Urban Transformation, and author of “Designing Urban Transformation” and “Planning for the Unplanned”.

 

 

 

12:00 Adjournment

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