Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unleashing Public Life & Beauty through Downtown Planning

Monday, April 19, 7 pm, Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon

Jennifer Keesmaat, a founding partner of Office for Urbanism, a Toronto planning and design firm, will give a free public presentation on how we might direct our efforts to unleash the full potential for civic life and quality development in Saskatoon's downtown through ambitious planning and urban design. Ms. Keesmaat is an award-winning city planner. She is leading the production of the City of Mississauga's new Official Plan and has completed streetscape, transportation, culture planning, community engagement, urban design and place-making projects across Canada and internationally. She recently completed downtown plans for the City of Regina and the Regional Municipality of Halifax.

Following Ms. Keesmaat’s presentation and open discussion there will be a reception hosted by the University of Saskatchewan’s Regional & Urban Planning Program and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

The talk is sponsored by Great Places, a discussion forum that focuses on current issues related to the built environment in Saskatoon as shaped by architecture, urban planning, public art and landscape design. Previous presentations included Adaptive Reuse and two lectures by Jan Gehl on Cities for People Not Cars and You Can Do It.

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