Vertical Neighbourhoods Summit

Event

When:
Mon November 19, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where:
Sidewalk Labs - Toronto, Ontario
Category:
Education (Chapter)

Description


Vertical Neighbourhoods Summit
Date: Monday, November 19th 2018 
Time: 8:30am* - 5:00pm  
Location: Sidewalk Toronto, 307 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON (Map)
*Please note registration begins at 8:00am

EVENT DETAILS

Southern Ontario is seeing an unprecedented boom in high-rise residential master planned developments, particularly in light of the numerous new master-planned developments emerging throughout GTA, including Waterfront Toronto, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, CityPlace, and the Mirvish Village and Galleria Mall redevelopments. This relatively new development typology presents a number of unique challenges and opportunities:

  • Are we building communities with a high quality of life?
  • Can these developments support economic vitality?
  • How should we approach public realm or infrastructural investments?
  • How can we ensure the environmental performance of the developments through design and occupancy?
  • What new technologies or strategies should we be incorporating into these buildings and communities?

 

The Vertical Neighbourhoods Summit is an intensive, full-day conference to explore ways in which we can create high-performance, livable, sustainable, and resilient high-rise neighbourhoods - covering topics surrounding environmental sustainability, infrastructural innovations, and the social and economic vitality of these new communities.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Douglas Farr
Founding Principal & President, Farr Associates

Douglas Farr is an architect, urbanist, author, and passionate advocate for sustainable design thinking.

He was the founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-ND Core Committee and has served on the boards of urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. He heads Farr Associates, a Chicago-based firm that plans and designs sustainable and aspirational buildings and places.

Douglas is the author of the books "Sustainable Urbanism" and "Sustainable Nation". In 2017, Planetizen readers named him one of “the 100 most influential urbanists of all time.

 

 

AGENDA

TIME SESSION
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.   REGISTRATION AND LIGHT BREAKFAST

8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.

  SUMMIT INTRODUCTION:
  Jeff Ranson
  
Regional Director, CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter

8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

  KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
  Douglas Farr
  Founding Principal & President, Farr Associates

9:30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.

  INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER:
  SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN A VERTICAL CITY
  Ada Fung 

  Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council & World Green Building   Council

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  BIG IDEAS: COMMUNITY-SCALE

  1.   DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEMS
  Presenter: Catherine Thorn, Director of Community Energy Planning, Enwave Energy Corporation

  2.    MICROCLIMATE & HUMAN COMFORT
  Presenter: Gonçalo Pedro, Associate & Project Consultant, RWDI

  3.    URBAN DESIGN & MENTAL HEALTH
  Presenter: Colin Ellard, Director at Urban Realities Laboratory, University of Waterloo

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  BREAK

10:45 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

  PANEL DISCUSSION:
  INFRASTRUCTURAL INNOVATIONS AT A DISTRICT-SCALE 

This session will share innovative thinking on the provision of infrastructure and services for vertical neighbourhood developments and how they can enhance or disrupt traditional systems, including topics like transportation, district energy, public-private partnerships, and community engagement. 

  Panelists
  Hugh Clark, VP of Development, Allied Properties
  Nadia Yen, Director of Green Development, First Gulf
  Kristina Mlakar, National Operations Manager & Project Lead, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

  Moderator:
  Julia St. Michael, Director of Sustainability Engagement, Enwave Energy Corporation

11:55 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

  SPEAKER SERIES & MINI PANEL:
  THE GREAT RETAIL STREET

Few places exemplify good urbanism more than a great commercial main street. This session will explore how tall buildings can create the right platform for the development of vibrant retail destination strips and attractive public realms. 

  Panelists:
  Denis Gervais, President, GHA Design
  Tyler Gilchrist, Vice President of Design Research & Strategy, Figure3

12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 LUNCH

1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

  PANEL DISCUSSION:
  BUILDING COMMUNITY AND RESILIENCE IN HIGH RISE DWELLINGS

Vertical Neighbourhoods will be facing social, economic and climate uncertainty in the near future. This session will explore how we can create strong and resilient communities in these neighbourhoods, ways for them to adapt to climate change impacts, and how better building design can support these goals. 

Panelists:
  Graeme Stewart, Principal, ERA Architects
  Julian McNabb, Senior Director of New Community Development, FirstService Residential Ontario
  Blair Feltmate, Chair, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

Moderator:
  Mike Mulqueen, Lead of CDM Business Development, Toronto Hydro

2:40 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

  BIG IDEAS: BUILDING-SCALE
  4.    THE FUTURE OF ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS
Presenter: Luka Matutinovic, Co-Founder & Principal, Purpose Building

  5.    GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: TALL BUILDINGS AS TREES
Presenter: Jenny Hill, Research Scientist,Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

  6.    DESIGNING FOR FAMILIES
Presenter: Jeanhy Shim, CEO & Founder, Housing Lab Toronto

3:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

 BREAK

3:25 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.

  PANEL DISCUSSION:
  REALIZING INNOVATION IN HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

This session will explore how developers can balance innovation, investments and risk in pursuit of environmental, social and quality of life improvements in residential buildings. Topics include the business case of building green, economic challenges, and realizing design innovations. 

Panelists:
   Adrian Wang, Director of Innovation and Sustainability, Tridel Group of Companies
  
Aaron Knight, Vice President of Hi-Rise, Great Gulf
  Jenny McMinn, Managing Director, Urban Equation

Moderator:
  Subhi Alsayed, Vice President of Sustainable Development, Mattamy Homes

4:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

  CLOSING REMARKS

 

Visit this page to learn about our Speakers: 
Speaker Biographies


COST 

 

Member**

Not-yet Member

Student/ EGP

Early Bird*

$175

$225

30% Off

Regular

$225

$275

30% Off

Group Discounts

Groups with 4 or more individuals receive 20% off the original ticketed price. Please email Yvonne at yho@cagbc.org with the names and contact information of each member in your group.

*Early Bird pricing ends on Tuesday, November 6th 2018.

** This is a Toronto Chapter event open to the public and providing special "member pricing" to its Chapter members. If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to www.cagbc.org and join the Chapter for free, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the Chapter as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member. 

 

PRESENTING SPONSORS

 

                      

 

GOLD SPONSOR

 

 

 

Please note that 8 GBCI-approved Continuing Education (CE) hours for LEED credential maintenance will be provided as part of this Summit.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served at this event. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Yvonne at yho@cagbc.org.

 


Venue

Location:
Sidewalk Labs
Street:
307 Lake Shore Boulevard East
Postal Code:
M5A 1C1
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario
Country:
Canada