(Location: Grand Ballroom)
Steve Pakin, Host, The Agenda
Johanna Greenbaum, Planning and Development Director, Sidewalk Labs
Richard Joy, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute
Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson City Building Institute
The REALiTY is cities are changing.
Demographic shifts, growing populations, new technology, developments in urban planning, shortages of housing and transportation challenges are just a few of the issues driving change in modern cities like Toronto.
What does the future hold for cities like Toronto? What does this change mean for how people live, work and raise families? What does the evolution of cities mean for the housing and the dream of home ownership?
Moderated by TVO’s Steve Paikin, OREA’s closing conference panel on “The Evolution of Cities: A New REALiTY” will focus on the issues driving changes in Canadians cities and how policy makers are responding to those forces.
The panel will delve into Toronto’s proposed Eastern Waterfront development being spearheaded by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, a Google company. This development has been touted as ground breaking for its use of new urban technologies and models, with residents and businesses experiencing what life can be like in a hyper-connected, technologically-enabled community.