[community] FW: Inclusive Cities Summit 2017

John D. Willis John.D.Willis at toronto.ca
Thu Aug 3 12:58:38 UTC 2017

>From a colleague here at the City...

And with respect to cities and sustainability/inclusion, in case you're not already familiar with it check out G3ict's initiative Smart Cities for All (SC4A)<http://smartcities4all.org/>

From: Olivia Labonte
Subject: Inclusive Cities Summit 2017

Hi friends,

As part of my role working with UN Habitat, I have been tasked with organizing a two day summit looking to discuss the future of Canadian cities from the perspective of the sustainable development goals/new urban agenda.

The Inclusive Cities Summit<https://inclusivecities.today/> will take place from about 8:30 AM -4:30 PM on Aug 29th and Aug 30th .

We are currently in the process of looking for facilitators that are available to participate for both days.

Please note that facilitation won't require much preparation, as you will simply be asked to guide the discussion of your table post panel sessions based on a few prompt questions we will provide you with.

Anyone interested, please send me an email. Also, please feel free to forward this on to anyone you think might be interested!

Details of the event can be found below.

All the best,


Inclusive Cities Summit
Building tomorrow's cities today.

Two days of panels and urban labs, the Inclusive Cities Summit will bring together leaders to translate the New Urban Agenda into a Toronto and Canadian cities context. The Summit will examine how we can build better cities, and based on trends, a better world of the future through a New Urban Agenda and 2030 Agenda lens that also advances the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

It will develop real, credible and results-based solutions for our cities and our societies to grow and prosper
sustainably as we examine the following:

   1.   The Future of Local Democracy and Governance
   2.   Accessibility and Mobility in a Connected City
   3.   Resilient and Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century
   4.   Building a Healthy and Prosperous City
   5.   Closing the Affordability and Fairness Gap


Keynotes Speakers:
Aug. 29th - Elliott Cappell, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Toronto
Aug. 30th - Sharon Avery, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Foundation

Plenary Speakers include:
Plenary 1 - Lee-Michael Pronko, Chief Executive Officer, Milieu
Plenary 2 - TTC Chair and Toronto City Councillor Josh Colle
Plenary 3 - Sasha Jacob, Vice-Chairman, WWF-Canada
Plenary 4 - Gil Penasola, Chair, 8-80 Cities
Plenary 5 - Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network

Find the full list of speakers here<http://www.inclusivecities.today/speakers/>.


At the historic milestone of our nation's Sesquicentennial, we have a unique opportunity as we're reflecting on 150 years of Canada's history to chart out the next 150 years. What will Canada 300 look like? What will our cities look like 150 years from now?

This is an opportunity to contribute to building tomorrow's cities today.

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