Greening Canada’s Future: Imagining the Transition to more Sustainable Cities
Telfer Alumni Masterclass Series
The built environment has a major role to play in battling climate change. How might our cities allow us to work, live and play in such a way that we can contribute to a greener Canada? Be part of this interactive and intensive masterclass to play a role in imagining sustainable cities.
To accommodate the world’s rapidly growing population, the UN estimates that 230 billion square meters of new construction will need to be added to our built environment the equivalent of adding Paris sized city to the planet every week for the next 40 years (UN-EIEA, 2017). The population of Ottawa alone is expected to grow by almost half a million in the next twenty years (Ontario Ministry of Finance) taxing urban planners, policy-makers, and businesses alike with finding transformative and innovative solutions to sustainable urban development. Given that buildings consume almost 50% of all global resources, 40% of all produced energy and contribute approximately 40% of all carbon emissions globally (UN-EIEA, 2017), reimagining how neighbourhoods, and entire cities will be designed, planned and built will be crucial to Canada’s carbon reduction and mitigation efforts.
Join us on May 11th at 4:30 P.M., for this dynamic masterclass. Building on the latest research and data, participants will engage in small-group dialogues to design and imagine a more sustainable future. We’ll then hear from a distinguished panel of industry experts who will share how they are already tackling the issue of sustainable urban development and discover how we can all accelerate the transition to a greener Canada together.
Professional Development Certificates: Participants who require continuing education hours can request a certificate to confirm their presence at this seminar. Please inform us in the registration form and we will admit the 1.5 hour certificate after the session.
Professor Daina Mazutis, (MBA 2004), Telfer School of Management
Author of the recently released SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Report: The Business of Accelerating Sustainable Urban Transformations in Canada
The Telfer Almuni Masterclass Series
The Telfer Alumni Masterclass Series objective is to share actionable knowledge that leaders, decision makers and the members of our TelferNation community can use to drive our vision for a Better Canada: a greener, healthier, happier and wealthier Canada for all. Drawing on the expertise of our faculty member, alumni and community leaders, the Telfer Masterclass explores and addresses issues in leading areas of business and management.
In addition to gaining knowledge, participants will take part in interactive sessions with experts sharing their knowledge and expertise through hands-on simulations, presentations and breakout rooms.
Professional Development Certificates: Participants who require continuing education hours can request a certificate to confirm their presence at this seminar.