National Urbanism Lecture Series On Tap

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) launched the third season of the Capital Urbanism Lab Lecture Series today. The Capital Urbanism Lab is a unique forum where experts, leaders and the public share ideas about how to build an inspiring capital.

“This season’s lecture series builds on our efforts to foster dialogue and debate on the issues and trends that are shaping urbanism and design in our Capital. Our team has put together an impressive slate of speakers and topics that will, no doubt, spark lively conversations in person and online throughout the year,” said Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission.

Lab events will run between September 2016 and June 2017. The lecture series will kick off with a visit to Ottawa by the Washington D.C.-based National Capital Planning Commission. Register now.

The dates for subsequent events will be announced soon.

Introducing the 2016–2017 season

September 20, 2016 – Capital Building: A View From Washington
What issues do capital cities share? Join us on September 20 to hear from the National Capital Planning Commission on the unique capital building opportunities and initiatives in Washington, D.C.

October 2016 – En Route to a Smart City
In October, we will explore the role of transportation in building smart cities.

November 2016 – “Growing” Trends in Urban Spaces
Where does your food come from? Our November event will focus on how food is cultivated and distributed from farms in the regions surrounding our cities, and how urban agriculture is growing in popularity. You won’t want to attend this one hungry!

December 2016 – The Benefit$ of Natural Capital
There are many benefits to protecting our natural green spaces. Join us in December to hear about the economic benefits of the Greenbelt, Gatineau Park and other natural spaces.

January 2017 – Building Momentum With Design Excellence
In January, we’re teaming up with Carleton University’s School of Architecture Lecture Series to explore concrete examples of design excellence and the multiple benefits that good design can bring to communities.

February 2017 –
Heritage: A Driver of Sustainability
The physical heritage of Canada’s Capital Region is a visible record of the Canadian story. Learn about the link between heritage preservation and sustainability, and the NCC’s new heritage planning framework at our February event.

March 2017 – Parks Planning Inside and Out
In March, we explore parks planning, inside and out. How does planning impact local communities and vice versa?

April 2017 – Youth Engagement in City Building
As we plan for the future of our capital, we must not forget about the generations who will implement these plans. In April, we will get a glimpse at how organizations are engaging youth in city building.

May 2017 – Canada’s Capital in 2067
Drum roll, please… in May, we will introduce our shared vision for the Capital over the next 50 years. What will the region look like in 2067?

June 2017 – A Celebration of National Aboriginal Day
Join us for our June event, dedicated to celebrating National Aboriginal Day.

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