— Online book launch by ULI Toronto
— This event will feature co-author Maarten Hajer along with a panel of leading European urbanists, including Dutch celebrity architect, Francine M. J. Houben.
When: Thursday 11 February 2021, 12:00pm—1:15pm EST (18:00—19:15 CET)
Where: online via Zoom
Organised by: ULI Toronto
Admission: Online tickets available, prices differ based on your situation: see here for more info and to buy tickets
Even before COVID-19 unlocked the work-from-anywhere capacity of the internet, global urbanization was tracking perilously in the wrong direction. Low density urban sprawl is accelerating at complete odds to climate change mitigation efforts. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
In Neighbourhoods for the Future: A Plea for Social and Ecological Urbanism
, to be released in Canada in early February, award-winning Dutch academics, led by globally-renowned urbanist Maarten Hajer, point to how neighbourhood-focussed urbanism can reverse this trend and produce more liveable and equitable communities.
This special North American book launch will feature co-author Maarten Hajer along with a panel of leading European urbanists, including Dutch celebrity architect, Francine M. J. Houben. The program will focus on new planning concepts emerging from Europe, including the 15-minute city, popularized by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, which is sweeping the world of progressive urbanists and developers. These concepts will then be tested with local experts who have worked on celebrated transformations such as Regent Park.
The book Neighbourhoods for the Future: A Plea for Social and Ecologial Urbanism is available through our website as well as through our distributors worldwide!