The Walrus Talks a New City

What’s happening now—designing sustainable, inclusive places to live and thrive

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What’s happening now—designing sustainable, inclusive places to live and thrive

Cities across Canada are trying to reconcile urban design with the needs of residents. From eco sustainability to stunted improvements in transportation and a housing crunch, cities are grappling with how to envision a future that will prove both durable and flexible enough to meet the ever-evolving demands of urban living.

What does it mean to make our cities more sustainable, inclusive places in the long term? How can we shift urban development toward cities that are safer, more accessible, and overall more resilient? What changes are happening now to make cities better tomorrow?

Join seven speakers at The Walrus Talks a New City to explore how we can reimagine our cities, now and into the future.

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Featuring seven-minute talks by:

  • Herbie Barnes, Artistic Director, Young People’s Theatre
  • Marco D’Angelo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Urban Transit Association
  • Alkarim Devani, Co-founder, RNDSQR
  • Jeff Gray, Queen’s Park Reporter, the Globe and Mail
  • Cheyenne Sundance, Farmer, Sundance Harvest
  • Natalie Voland, Member, Next Generations City Institute; PhD candidate; President, Quo Vadis Capital
  • Carly Ziter, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, and University Research Chair in Urban Ecology and Sustainability, Concordia University

Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St W
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
General Admission: $20
Student/Senior: $12
Livestream: Free with registration

Accessibility Information
We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact or (416) 971-5004, ext. 232. Live captioning will be available for this event.

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