Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Christopher Wein In Conversation With Jennifer Keesmaat On City Building in Canada in the Twenty First Century
Cities are being built in a significantly different manner than they were even just a generation ago as both planners and developers spend more time thinking about macro issues such as climate change, traffic flow, sustainability and energy conservation, not to mention a host of quality of life issues that are increasingly at the forefront of consumer demands. Each of these issues requires enormous amounts of study and thought if the final product is to be progressive and economically-feasible, and often demands more cooperation between cities and developers. This unique luncheon event will bring together an award-winning North American developer with one of this continent’s most respected and well known planners. Their conversation on what it takes to build a great city in 2017 will be of interest to anyone in the real estate and asset management community, but also to investors, architects, lawyers and anyone who has ever wondered how what we are building today differs from what was done in the past, and how this is literally changing the way that urban Canadians live their lives at work, at home, and at play.
Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City of Toronto As Chief Planner for the City of Toronto
Christopher J. Wein, President, Great Gulf Residential, Great Gulf Group Limited As President
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