This workshop will explore an emerging approach to bio-regional planning that emphasizes the symbiosis between dense, ecologically sensitive, convivial development; sustainable commerce and governance; and connected, healthy green spaces. The workshop will provide frameworks and case studies of both "eco-density" and multifunctional landscapes delivering a wide range of ecosystem services.
Participants will explore the institutional and financial models that might enable what the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority calls "The Living City". Participants will have a chance to test these ideas using pattern languages and "open space" dialogue, resulting in a vivid and compelling vision for the greater Toronto region as it adapts to a carbon constrained, post fossil fuel world.
Date: February 23, 2007
Time: 09:30am - 05:30pm (doors open at 09:00)
Place: Design Exchange (Patty Watt Room), 234 Bay Street, Toronto (click on image of map for details)