Breaking Tradition, Building Equity

April 30 2021 1:30-4:30pm

#TheNextStep2021

Inclusive city-building requires purposeful action. That’s why we created The Next Step. Building on the values shared at the 2020 conference, we’ve pushed ourselves forward to provide two action oriented sessions to support you in putting equity in motion. Leading city-builders from across the region invite you to join us in dialogue and conversation that build relationships and the seeds of strategies that will help make cities better spaces for all.

The Next Step is hosted on ZOOM

Schedule

  • 1:30-2pm: Hellos, How do you dos, and Check ins
  • 2-3pm: The Role of Community in Urban Sustainability
  • 3-4pm: SiloBusting
  • 4-4:30pm: Closing

1:30PM: Hellos, How do you dos, and Check ins
Opening Remarks: The Next Step organizing teamCheryll Case (CP Planning), Nathan Werner & Willow Cabral (Urban Studies Student Union)
The Next Step organizing team will give a briefer on the format of the conference

2PM: The Role of Community in Urban Sustainability
Panelists: Amory Ngan (City of Toronto – Tree Planting), Sophia Fan (LEAP UofT & University College Literary and Athletic Society Sustainability Commissions), Dr. Blake Polland (Professor at Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Co-Director of the Environmental Health Justice in the City Research Network)

3PM: SiloBusting
Curators: Jennifer Khan (Ellis Don), Hannia Cheng (Tea Base), Zachary Grant (Holy Trinity Church), Cheryll Case (CP Planning)
Prompt questions provided by session curators. With these, SiloBusting participants are invited to engage in a series of conversations that are designed build new relationships and deeper understandings of diverse members of the city building industry. Walking/rolling as you talk is encouraged!

4PM: Closing
Final words by organizers and attendees. Some light music

Who is a City Builder?

A city builder is someone who envisions a better future. The employ their resources, time, energy, and connections, to enable our city to work.

A sample group of city builders:

● Urban Planners
● Architects
● Real Estate Developers & Financiers
● Artists
● Health Program Coordinators
● Community Leaders
● Youth Counselors

2021 Sponsors

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This year we’ve scaled back as we continue to reflect on how to implement the shared values communicated in 2020 conference. For a summary of 2020’s conference, read this report.

The Next Step is founded by CP Planning and the Urban Studies Student Union of the University of Toronto.

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