ULI Toronto: Webinar: Future of Public Space


2020-05-06T12:00:00 - 2020-05-06T12:45:00

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    Dr. Anne Harris
    , Epidemiologist, Ryerson University
    Dave Harvey, Executive Director, Park People
    Moderator: Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute
    In dense urban centres, residents have been flocking to parks for fresh air and exercise during the pandemic, while others have taken to the sidewalks for essential travel. But some park facilities are closing due to overcrowding, while sidewalks have proven too narrow to safely accommodate growing pedestrian volumes with physical distancing requirements. Meanwhile, other cities around the world are giving over road space to people on bikes and on foot, and making bold plans for public space, post-pandemic. COVID-19 has highlighted the value of our public realm, and the urgent need in many cities for more public space. What can we learn from COVID about how to design and distribute public space in our cities?
    As Toronto grapples with COVID-19 (along with cities and regions the world over), city builders are considering its potential impacts on urban density, housing, work, mobility and neighbourhoods in the future.

    Presented by the Ryerson City Building Institute in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute Toronto, the “Future of Cities” discussion series brings together notable urbanists and Ryerson academics for insightful discussions of how this global pandemic will change the way we live.

    Webinar will be recorded and made available to watch on demand at knowledge.uli.org.

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