City Building Expo 2019
The City Building Expo (CBX) is an OPPI Toronto District Partnership Event bringing together practicing and future city builders to engage with each other in a collaborative setting among peers from many diverse backgrounds such as architects, planners, engineers, urban designers, landscape architects, land economists and policy makers. The event is co-hosted by students from the Ryerson University School of Urban & Regional Planning and the University Of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
The focus of this year's expo is 'Growing Cities.' Toronto is one of the fastest growing cities in North America, which means its identity and shape are in continuous flux. How do manage this change? How do we ensure all residents can age together, instead of pushing the young and old to edges of the city? And how do we ensure sustainable growth in the wake of climate change?
The City Building Expo will included panel discussions that investigated the emerging questions of urban sustainability and aging in cities, design charrettes that enable participants to collaborate to achieve greater urban density, and a keynote presentation that explored Toronto's future as a growing city.
- Mark Sterling, Principal of Acronym Urban Design and Planning & Director of MUD program at University of Toronto.
- Mike Layton, City of Toronto Councillor.
- Jason Thorne, General Manager of Planning & Economic Development for the City of Hamilton
- Amanda O'Rourke, Executive Director of 8-80 Cities.
- Mauricio Quirós Pacheco, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto
-Victor Perez-Amado, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Toronto
-Zainab Habib, PRogram Analyst with York Region
- Shannon Holness, Founding Advisor Progress Toronto.
-Sonya Meek, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)'s Sustainable Neighbourhood Program
- Samantha Biglieri, Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University.
- Christine Fang-Denissov, Senior Associate at Urban Strategies and Contract Lecturer at Ryerson University.
- Lloyd Alter, Design Editor of TreeHugger.com.
-Ben Gillbank, Director of Development at QuadRead Property Group
Thank you for the collaboration of student organizers for committing a significant amount of time and resources in making this happen! Thank you to:
- Ryerson Association of Planning Students
- Ryerson Planning Graduate Student Association
- Real Estate Ryerson
- University of Toronto's Architecture and Visual Studies Student Union
- University of Toronto's Graduate Architecture and Landscape Design Student Union
more photos on our AVSSU facebook page!