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NCC announces sixth season of free Urbanism Lab lecture series

By Philippe Ha on September 17, 2019

The National Capital Commission has announced season six of its popular Urbanism Lab lecture series. Running between September 2019 and June 2020, season six promises to continue to create spaces where Canadians and leaders in urbanism, design, sustainability, heritage and conservation collectively inspire the future of Canada’s Capital Region.

Over the past five years, more than 20,000 people have participated in one of the 50 Urbanism Lab events, either in person or via webcast. The lecture series is free to attend but due to space limitations at 40 Elgin Street, advanced registration is required. A livestream is also available on YouTube.

This year’s conference themes range from the future of transportation to wildlife in urban centres, scientific research, smart buildings, digital transformation and much more. The 2019-2020 season will explore the following themes:

  • Public transportation success stories (September 26, 2019)
  • Excellence in the sustainable building design (October 30, 2019)
  • Scientific research on NCC lands (November 5, 2019)
  • Perspectives on age, socio-economic status, gender and accessibility in planning (November 20, 2019)
  • Climate change projections and urban adaptation (January 2020)
  • Ethnic segregation from a historical and a policy perspective (February 2020)
  • Urban coexistence with wildlife (March 3, 2020)
  • Student ideas competition: The 2020 challenge (April 2020)
  • Tracking the evolution of public commemoration as art and event (May 2020)
  • Working toward reconciliation from an urban perspective (June 2020)

For more details, including a list of panelists, visit the NCC’s Urbanism Lab website.