Webday Wednesday - Towards Sustainable Canadian Urbanism - the Architect's Role

For the month of December, the RAIC is pleased to present a weekly series on the subject of Urbanism & Architecture.

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Title: Towards Sustainable Canadian Urbanism - the Architect's Role
Date: December 9, 2020
Presenter: Alexandru Taranu, FRAIC, FCIP, OAA, RPP | Sr. Advisor, Design, City of Brampton/Council for Canadian Urbanism

SESSION:

Alex Taranu, FRAIC, FCIP, OAA, RPP, founder of the Council for Canadian Urbanism is talking about Canadian urbanism, the architects role and their very important contribution to Canadian urbanism. This session will present an overview of the efforts for an authentic Canadian urbanism, from the post colonial to the modernist and post modern times the way they influenced contemporary cities, planning and architectural design. The most relevant issues, current trends and innovative practices across the country will also be presented and discussed, ranging from infill and intensification of existing areas, transit-oriented development, master planned communities, urbanizing suburbia to integration of heritage. Contemporary, innovative planning and design tools including integrative design will also be presented and discussed including the way architects can use them and their role in City building and design. A particular attention will be given to planning and design for climate change and sustainability, greening of the public infrastructure, open space design, downtown revitalization, local character improvements and design excellence for diversity and social equity. The lessons from the pandemic, the emerging work in urbanism and architecture for the post pandemic world, addressing the big emergency – Climate Change, for more complete, balanced and healthy communities will also be discussed.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the tradition of Canadian urbanism beyond the colonial and post colonial periods and including the modernist and post modern times, the way they influenced contemporary cities, planning and architectural design.
  • Learn and discuss the most relevant issues, trends and practices through some highlighted projects in areas such as high rise neighbourhoods, transit oriented development, urbanizing suburbia 
  • Learn about the innovative practices in urbanism, planning and design of cities, neighbourhoods and developments across Canada in particular from the 12 areas of innovation summarized by CanU ranging from regional planning to heritage integration
  • Learn and discuss about the most recent planning and design tools being used in contemporary urbanism practice, their impact on architectural design ands the architects contribution to sustainable, liveable, authentic Canadian urbanism.

BIO:

Alexandru Taranu, FRAIC, FCIP, OAA, RPP
Sr. Advisor, Design, City of Brampton/Council for Canadian Urbanism

Alex is an architect, urban designer and urbanist with experience on a wide variety of projects including downtown revitalization, urbanization of suburban areas, sustainable, transit-oriented development, design review, heritage integration and project management. Over his extensive career in architecture, urban design and urbanism Alex has lead important master planning, urban design and buildings projects in Canada and abroad. He is currently Sr. Advisor, Design for the City of Brampton, an advocate for sustainable and healthy urbanism, design excellence, founder/ director of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. 

Continuing education learning hours: 1 credit

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET

WEBINAR REGISTRATION FEE:
$50 for RAIC members, plus applicable taxes.
$75 for non-members, plus applicable taxes.

SCHEDULE: The Webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at 1 p.m. ET in English.
The Canada-wide schedule by time zone is:

 

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EAST

ATLANTIC

NEWFOUNDLAND

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 10 a.m.

 11 a.m.

 12 noon

 1 p.m.

 2 p.m.

 2:30 p.m.

END

 11 a.m.

 12 noon

 1 p.m.

 2 p.m.

 3 p.m.

 3:30 p.m.

More information, including online access instructions and a PDF copy of the slides will be sent to you by email on the Tuesday prior to the Webday webinar. 

*Purchase of webinars and events are non-transferable.

When
December 9, 2020 1:00 PM through  2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Fees
Event Fees (GST) $ 75.00 + $ 3.75 Sales Tax
Event Fees (Ontario) $ 75.00 + $ 9.75 Sales Tax
Event Fees (Quebec) $ 75.00 + $ 11.23 Sales Tax
Event Fees (HST) $ 75.00 + $ 11.25 Sales Tax

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