CANU9 Summit in Winnipeg

Posted by: Stephen Lamoureux 4 years, 11 months ago


Register Now For CanU9! Join us in Winnipeg, September 13 to 16th (evening welcome reception on the 13th) for the 9th Annual Council for Canadian Urbanism Summit, #CanU9 – City Making Math: the Art and Science of Urban Design!

CanU9 Summit Program – Registration at

PLC Units are available

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Registration Desk: Inn at the Forks

Summit Hotels: Inn at the Forks and Mere

5:00 p.m. City Hall Welcome from Mayor Brian Bowman and Reception at City Hall followed by Evening Festivities with International Downtown Association and Winnipeg Design Festival. Food sponsored by RAW Almond. Tickets: $35.00. Location: The Forks.

Thursday, September 14, 2017  The Forks, and Red River College

On the Banks of the Red and Assiniboine - Winnipeg City-Building – The Forks

  • Welcome & “City-Making Math” Theme Introduction, Brent Toderian, Toderian UrbanWORKS, CanU President, Vancouver
  • Braden Smith, Chief Planner - City of Winnipeg - Introduction
  • Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic - 5468796 Architecture - Winnipeg
  • Tom Janzen – Scatliff +Miller + Murray Landscape Architecture - Winnipeg

 The Math & Design of Urban and Suburban Growth – The Forks

  • Pamela Blais, Metropole Consultants
  • Lucie Careau, Chef de la division des Projets Urbains, Direction de L’urbanisme - City of Montreal
  • Dr. Jino Distasio, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies and Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation - University of Winnipeg.

Canadian Urbanism Coast to Coast - Pecha Kucha – The Forks

  • David Gordon, Queen’s University - Moderator
  • Joyce Drohan, Special Advisor, City Design Studio, City of Vancouver
  • Kalen Anderson, Director of Planning Co-ordination - City of Edmonton
  • Alex Taranu, Senior Advisor, Architectural Design - City of Brampton
  • Alain Miguelez, Program Manager, Community Planning – City of Ottawa
  • Pierre St.-Cyr, Urbaniste - Montréal
  • Jacob Ritchie, City of Halifax Urban Design Manager – City of Halifax

Urban Economic Revitalization Strategies in Mid-Sized Cities -  Red River College, Roblin Centre, 160 Princess St.

  • Angela Mathieson, CEO CentreVenture Development Corp - Winnipeg
  • John Fleming, Chief Planner – City of London
  • Jacob Ritchie, Urban Design Manager – City of Halifax

Keynote Panel: The Value of Great Urban Design, Red River College, Roblin Centre, 160 Princess St.

  • Robert Freedman, Director at Freedman Urban Solutions - Toronto  Moderator
  • Joyce Drohan, Special Advisor, City Design Studio, City of Vancouver
  • Anne McIlroy, Principal, Brook McIlroy – Toronto

5:50 to 7:30 CanU Annual General Meeting, Number TEN Architectural Group, 310 - 115 Bannatyne Avenue

Downtown Winnipeg Walking Tours

  • Winnipeg Architecture Foundation - Winnipeg Architecture
  • Winnipeg Arts Council - Winnipeg Public Art

Evening: Winnipeg Design Festival Opening - Upper Fort Garry Park, Main Street

Friday, September 15, 2017, Millennium Library Park, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre

Breakfast - Millennium Library Park, hosted by HTFC

Infill Growth is Sacred and Smart! - Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 256 Smith Street                         

  • Barbara Myers, Planner, SvN Architects + Planners - Toronto
  • Jason Thorne, Chief Planner - City of Hamilton
  • Darin Dinsmore, CEO, InfillScore/Crowdbrite

Media & Urbanism Panel - Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre Lobby, 140 Rupert Ave.

  • Matt Blackett, Publisher, Creative Director - Spacing Magazine - Toronto
  • Alex Bozikovic, Architectural Critic, Globe & Mail - Toronto
  • Bartley Kives, Reporter - CBC – Winnipeg

Big Ideas from Big Canadian Urbanists – Key Note Panel - Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre Lobby, 140 Rupert Ave.

  • Brent Toderian, Toderian UrbanWORKS, CanU President – Moderator
  • Lloyd Axworthy, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of University of Winnipeg.
  • Larry Beasley, Founding Principal of Beasley and Associates - former Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver.
  • Ken Greenberg, Principal Greenberg Consultants - former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto.

The Math on Smarter Mobility and Transportation -  Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre Lobby, 140 Rupert Ave       

  • Barbara Gray, City of Toronto Transportation Chief
  • Lon Laclaire, City of Vancouver Transportation Chief
  • Malcolm Logan, City of Calgary Transportation Chief

Evening: 10x20x20 Petcha Kutcha - Collaboration with Winnipeg Design Festival – Winnipeg Art Gallery

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bus Tour: Enjoy Winnipeg beyond the downtown. Visit the legendary North End, the vibrant community of the West End. See the city’s densest neighbourhood, trendy Osborne Village, and French speaking St. Boniface, its historic university and cathedral. Tour the city’s elm lined streets, the largest collection of elm trees in the world, all the way to Assiniboine Park. Soak in our quirky little city.

Celebrate Design with the Winnipeg Design Festival: The final day of the Winnipeg Design Festival will go late into the night, with exhibits, markets, and beer/wine gardens at Upper Fort Garry Park, Union Station, and the Forks Festival Stage. Come experience Winnipeg’s design culture.

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