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 Labs, 307 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M5A 1C1 (Map)

*Please note registration begins at 8:00am

EVENT DETAILS

Southern Ontario is seeing an unprecedented boom in high-rise residential master planned developments. 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 a intensive, full-day conference discussing topics specific to creating exceptional, high-performance, sustainable high-rise neighbourhoods.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DOUGLAS FARR 

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

In 2017, Planetizen readers named him one of “the 100 most influential urbanists of all time.”

Doug Co-Chaired the development of LEED-ND, 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.

 

 

AGENDA

 

Time

Topic

Session

8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m.

Summit Introduction

Regional Director
Jeff Ranson, CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter

8:35 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

TBA

Keynote Speaker
Douglas Farr, Farr Associates

9:35 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

BREAK

9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Vertical Neighbourhoods as Communities
This session will explore ways to improve the livability, wellbeing and sustainability of urban neighbourhoods at the community scale.

Speaker Series
Speakers: TBA.

11:15 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

BREAK

11:25 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

Infrastructure Innovation 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.

Case Study Series

Speakers: TBA

12:55 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

LUNCH

1:40 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Making Green Building Design Achievable
This session will explore how developers can achieve goals for sustainability, resilience and health features of “green” high rise residential buildings.

Panel Discussion
Panelists: TBA

3:10 p.m to 3:20 p.m

BREAK

3:20 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

High-Rise Living: Sustainability & Resiliency

This session will explore how sustainability and resilience can be improved and maintained as these communities are occupied and mature.

Presentation and Panel Discussion 
Panelists: TBA

4:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

 

 

SPEAKERS
 

TBA

 

COST 

Early Bird*
Member: $175
Non-Member: $225

Regular
Member: $225
Non-Member: $275

* Early bird deadline is November 1st, 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. 

 

If you have any questions about this Summit, 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