This webinar is a live event in the Arrival City edition of the City Builder Book Club.
10:00 EDT in Toronto, New York
14:00 GMT in London
15:00 CET in Rotterdam, Berlin, Barcelona
Meet the vertical city!
Visit Bijlmermeer in Amsterdam, Marzahn in Berlin, Thorncliffe Park in Toronto. High density, apartment tower neighbourhoods like these are ‘arrival cities’ to millions of urban migrants and home to some of the most vibrant, ambitious and often most vulnerable, low income communities in the city. Newcomer potential can be thwarted without access to the proper amenities – social services, public transit or local commercial and employment opportunities. How do we leverage the potential of these dynamic high-density neighbourhoods that newcomers call home? What are the policy, zoning and social investments needed to transform the urban fringe into an incubator of immigrant and community success?
Join us to learn how the ground-breaking Tower Neighbourhood Renewal project in Toronto is exploring alternative narratives about urban renewal from European cities, integrating social resiliency, stewardship, adaptability into city-building and changing how we think about and live in tower neighbourhoods. This webinar is a live event in the Arrival City edition of the City Builder Book Club, and is brought to you by Cities of Migration and the Centre for City Ecology.
- Graeme Stewart, Associate at ERA Architects and a founding director of the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R)
- Gerben Helleman, Urban Geographer and Blogger, Urban Springtime