Shaping Our Cities by Design

Three guest speakers from Toronto shared their views and experiences in applying Urban Design as a business paradigm to all aspects of land development decision-making.

Robert Glover, Director, Urban Design, City of Toronto, talked about the role of urban design in creating liveable urban environments and the City of Toronto’s experience in implementing its design policies.
Marc Hewitt, Vice-president, Concord Adex, highlighted the challenges and opportunities faced by the private sector when launching a project and how a design perspective can bring clarity.
Steve Diamond, Chair of the Municipal Law Group, McCarthy Tetrault, discussed the role that urban design plays in the municipal planning process and whether the City is providing sufficient incentives to the private sector in order to promote good urban design.