Symposium Schedule

Developers, entrepreneurs, politicians, city staff, urbanists, and innovators from Detroit and Toronto discuss and debate opportunities for the future of two great cities. Register online (cost: $90).

Thursday October 24, 2013
2:00 – 5:30
Tours and meetings between Detroit and Toronto delegates

Friday October 25, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome with Michael McClelland and Scott Weir, ERA Architects; Mark Noskiewicz, Urban Land Institute; and Leo Desorcy, City of Toronto

9:00 – 10:30 Property, investment, community, and city building
Alan Broadbent, Maytree, Avana Capital, Toronto
Paul Bedford, former Chief Planner, Toronto
Matthew Clayson, Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Moderator: Matt Blackett, Spacing Magazine, Toronto

10:30 -11:00 Coffee & tea break

11:00 – 12:30 Heritage, culture, urban design
Mark Nickita, ArchiveDS, Detroit
Brian Rebain, Kraemer Design Group, Detroit
Abir Ali, Ali Sandifer Studio, Detroit
Moderator: Scott Weir, ERA Architects

12:30 – 1:30 Break for lunch

1:30 – 2:00 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam & Charity Hicks: Austerity, Democracy, and Gentrification

2:00 – 3:30 Development, economy, infrastructure, politics
Kevin Stolarick, Martin Prosperity Institute, Toronto
David Egner, Hudson Webber Foundation, NEISM, Detroit
Councillor Karen Stintz, City of Toronto
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, City of Toronto
Moderator: Michael McClelland, ERA Architects

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee & tea break

4:00 – 5:30 Innovation, creativity, the future city
Cynthia MacDougall, McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto
Mark Denson
, Detroit Economic Growth Corp.
Kyle Polk, Detroit Future City
Moderator: Shawn Micallef, Spacing Magazine

5:30 Break

After dinner: Toronto the Good Party! The bar opens at 6.

 

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