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CanU 8 Summit Edmonton

September 22 - September 25, 2016
Edmonton, AB



Urban Shift: Implementing People-Centred Design

Edmonton is currently experiencing an important moment in its history as it reaches the tipping point of a million people. As the city matures it is emerging as a more dynamic place with many new buildings and spaces that need to meet the diverse human needs and priorities of its growing population. Join us in this exciting atmosphere for the 8th Annual Council for Canadian Urbanism Summit September 22 – 25, 2016. This year’s Summit will advance a new dialogue that building resilient, competitive and equitable 21st century cities – across our country – means focusing our collective and individual efforts on building great places for all people.

Upcoming Summit Highlights

Design Charette: Designing for People

Join Canadian urbanists and some of Edmonton’s urban designers and planners for an interactive design charette. Participants will learn more about a specific downtown area and undertake design reviews to share ideas. Share your ideas on designing a place for people, and learn from other leading city-makers from around the country.

Mobile Tours: Walking the Talk

What do places for people look and feel like in Edmonton? What better way to find out than to see some of these places firsthand! Leave the summit room and join us on a number of walking tours to various locations around the city’s core. From exploring urban history to confronting contemporary city building challenges, experience the city up-close and first hand.

Media Panel: Urbanism Stories

What better way to meet the city and start a new conversation than through the eyes of the media. Join some of Edmonton’s and Canada’s finest for a candid discussion about the role of media and communications professionals in city making. We’ll create a space to reflect on the stories we are told, the stories we tell ourselves and the interconnected ways in which our collective narratives both shape and are shaped by our communities.

Architect Panel: Giants of Design

In collaboration with the CanU leadership, three design greats will share their thoughts, ideas, practices and approaches to building great places for people. Engaging and interactive discussion opportunities will include special features by Peter Busby, Claude Cormier and Renee Daoust.

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