Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Symposium

Event date: Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Agenda                       Invitation

The second Tower Neighbourhood Renewal symposium will consist of a plenary session with international and local speakers, a panel discussion and a poster expo showcasing regional Tower Renewal projects and research.

International speakers will include Peter Head, Director, Arup and Chairman of UK Institute for Sustainability, and Prof. Frank Wassenberg, a Senior Researcher at TU Delft in the Netherlands. Headquartered in London, Peter Head leads regional sustainability projects throughout the world, and has lent his expertise to Toronto's Tower Renewal Project. Professor Wassenberg is an expert in urban renewal and governance, with specific expertise in the large Tower Renewal initiative in Amsterdam’s Bijlmermeer Neighbourhood.

The aim of the symposium is to showcase the wide range of research and initiatives related to Tower Renewal in a visual format, and provide a venue for those engaged in these initiatives to network, compare notes, and collaborate.

The symposium is being held in conjunction with the annual Toronto the Good party (beginning 5pm), hosted by ERA Architects, Spacing Magazine, the Toronto Society of Architects and Cities Centre. www.torontothegood.org

Presented by UofT Cities Centre, ERA Architects and the Tower Renewal Office.

Waiting List: k.grond@utoronto.ca or 416-978-7067

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