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  • What’s At Stake – Canada’s future will be won or lost in our cities

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript Every challenge facing Canada manifests most acutely where most Canadian residents live: food security, adapting to climate change, creating job and wealth building opportunities, settling newcomers, decarbonizing our economy, providing mental health and housing support. Almost every metric of success presented in ministerial mandate letters for the…

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  • The Kind of ‘Problem’ Canada’s Cities Are

    https://youtu.be/ja9Z96urkmc Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript Canada is one of the most urbanized countries in the world, with over 80% of the population living and/or working in an urban community of more than 5000 people. However, policy and investment decision-making by both the public…

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  • Our Case for Place: Highlights from the Evergreen Conference

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuxidr3qYok Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Zita CobbFounder and CEO, Shorefast Jennifer AngelCEO, Evergreen Summary Panel Transcript Chat Room Transcript 5 Key Takeaways A roundup of the most compelling ideas, themes and quotes from this candid conversation 1. Be a worm: the local-scale multi-solver Jen Angel, CEO…

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  • National Housing Accord – a strategy to end Canada’s rental housing crisis?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBKFZJNCH4k Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Tim RichterFounder, President & CEO, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Mike MoffattSmart Prosperity Institute, Ottawa Michael BrooksCEO, REALPAC Carolyn WhitzmanProfessor, University of Ottawa Summary Panel Transcript Chat Room Transcript 5 Key Takeaways A roundup of the most compelling ideas, themes and…

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  • Mobility as a Service: How can MaaS support better mobility access?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwEC36gBMS4&feature=youtu.be Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Tosh ChambersSenior Program Director, MovePGH, Pittsburgh, PA Matthew PalmAssistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC Chapel Hill Justin TrevanVP, AECOM Canada Deborah Wathen FinnPresident, The Wathen Group, Morristown NJ Summary Panel Transcript Chat Room Transcript 5 Key Takeaways A…

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  • How can we work together on the mental health crisis in our downtowns?

    https://youtu.be/jvbQnPXaQao Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Susanne ShoushIndigenous Health Faculty Lead, Inner City Health Associates, Toronto Kyle MarcusManaging Director, Downtown Sudbury BIA Howard TranSuperintendant, Vancouver Police Cam GuthrieMayor, City of Guelph, Ontario Andrew BondMedical Director, Inner-City Health Associates Al WiebeManaging Director, Of No Fixed Address Summary Panel…

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