On Wednesday, July 15, The Ryerson City Building Institute will launch their State of City Building Project, which includes the first annual State of City Building Report and the Citylinx online database.
Citylinx identifies and categorizes leading organizations that are involved in studying or advocating for excellence in city building. This growing list allows the public, key decision makers, and other organizations to search for and work with city building organizations. Their aim is to increase awareness of existing city building initiatives and, in doing so, build the capacity of civil society to improve the region as a whole.
To celebrate the launch of the State of City Building project, leading city builders from across the GTHA will gather for a panel discussion and reception. Alan Broadbent of Maytree will moderate a discussion between leaders from key city building organizations in the GTHA to discuss challenges, successes, and lessons learned. The discussion will be followed by a reception for city builders to connect and network. Copies of the new State of City Building report will be available. You can register here.
The evening's agenda:
5:15 - Sign in and registration
5:30 - Welcome and Introduction to the State of City Building project
5:45 - Panel discussion: The State of City Building 2015 moderated by Alan Broadbent, Maytree
with Rahul Bhardwaj, Toronto Foundation
Richard Joy, Urban Land Institute
and Sharad Kerur, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
6:30-8:00 - Reception
Light fare and refreshments
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