MONDAY NOVEMBER 2nd 2015
7:15 REGISTRATION AND LIGHT BREAKFAST
8:00 ULI | PwC Annual Real Estate Trends Program
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.
9:30 Morning Refreshments
10:00 The Future of City Building In The Creative Economy
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)
DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE: What are the upcoming challenges city builders and designers will face and are they being addressed?
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.
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
REGIONAL RAPID TRANSPORTATION AND ITS IMPACT ON DEVELOPMENT
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
Mary-Frances Turner, President at York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
Marco Filice, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Liberty Development Corporation
Ruth A. Wuorenma, President at Neighborhood Capital Institute (Chicago, IL)
HOW IS TECHNOLOGY CHANGING THE RETAIL LANDSCAPE: Will clicks replace bricks?
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
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
1:00 Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions For Redesigning Suburbs
Ellen Dunham Jones, Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs”
1:45 CONCURRENT SESSION (SELECT A2, B2 or C2)
EMPLOYMENT LANDS vs MIXED- USE DEVELOPMENT: How do we resolve this conflict?
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.
Derek Goring, Vice President of Development at First Gulf
Richard Martz, Vice President at Live Work Learn Play
Tom Smith, SVP Development and Leasing of Enclosed Malls at SmartCentres
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.
Hilary Holden, Director, Transit & Sustainable Transportation, Transportation Planning, City Planning at City of Toronto
Brian Hollingworth, Transportation Engineer and Transportation Planner at IBI Group
Shawn Micallef, Author at Spacing
Gil Penalosa, Director and Chair of the Board at 8 80 Cities
THE EVOLVING FACE OF SUSTAINABILITY: How smart infrastructure is a game changer
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
Rhiannon Mabberley, Senior Development Manager at Westbank Projects
Peter Ronson, P. Eng., Vice President at Markham District Energy
Kristina Verner, Director, Intelligent Communities at Waterfront Toronto
2:45 CONCURRENT SESSION (SELECT A3, B3 or C3)
BEYOND SPRAWL: Exploring the new frontier of urban regions.
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
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
THE ART & SCIENCE OF MOBILE PLACEMAKING: Why Mobility Hubs need high quality design
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.
Anthony Peter, Project Manager at Argent LLP UK
Brad Keast, Vice President at Osmington Inc.
Chris McCarthy, Design Director – Crosslink Transit Solutions, SNC Lavalin
MILLENIAL REVOLUTION: Is Gen Y changing the future of city building?
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
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
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3rd 2015
8:00 PLENARY SESSION “Transforming our Future: How Disruptive is Disruptive Technology?”
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.
9:00 Q & A Session
9:30 Morning Refreshments
10:00 CONCURRENT SESSION (SELECT A4, B4 or C4)
CONVERTING COMMUNITY ASSETS TO COMMUNITY HUBS: Opportunities for the private sector
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
Stephen Upton, Vice President of Development Planning at Tridel
Derek Ballantyne, Principal at DKGI Inc.
Sevaun Palvetzian, Chief Executive Officer at CivicAction
BEYOND P3’S: Unlocking the private development synergies of public infrastructure investments
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?
Moderator: Trevor McIntyre, Regional Director, International, IBI Group
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
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
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
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”.