Upcoming Public Realm Speakers
Gil Penalosa, founder of 8 80, is coming to Markham to present a lecture on the importance of public spaces!
His focus is on the use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as the promotion of sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, using public transit, and new use of cars.
Afternoon Event: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Markham Civic Centre, Canada Room)
Evening Event: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Aaniin Community Centre)
The event is FREE.
The Importance of the Urban Forest -the Cultural Value
Video presentation by Edith George, Advisor, Ontario Urban Forest Council and Ben Cesar, Owner, Fiddlehead Nursery.
The Importance of the Urban Forest - the Health Value
Video presentation by Dr. Karen Morrison, Member of the Steering Committees of Ecohealth Ontario and The Ontario Biodiversity Council.
The Importance of the Urban Forest - the Economic Value
Video presentation by Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environmental Officer, TD Bank Group.
The Nature Effect: how investment in green space can improve a municipality’s bottom line
Watch the video presentation below by Dr. Faisal Moola of the David Suzuki Foundation.
Watch the video presentation below by Emily Munroe of the 8-80 Cities.