14May

International Making Cities Livable 55th Conference

@ The Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada May. 14th $645

Join us in Ottawa from May 14 - 18, 2018 for an exciting conference on healthy, 10-minute neighborhoods. Over the 5 days, share and examine the best models as attendees will look at ways to pursue healthy, sustainable, equitable 10-minute neighborhoods.

Efforts are underway around the world to create healthy neighborhoods where walking, biking and public transit are more attractive, reducing dependence on the car.Suburban shopping malls are finally being replaced with mixed-use residential, office, commercial and service facilities. In the developing world, dense new cities are rising, promoted as “green” and “smart”.

But do these developments promote social health, community, contact with nature, equity, and well-being? Are they good environments for children and elders? Are they human scale? Do they include neighborhood squares and parks, a mix of all income and age groups, workplaces, schools, civic facilities, and services, farmers markets, festivals - and beauty for all? Are they creating healthy, 10-minute neighborhoods?

Ottawa is an ideal setting for discussion of these important issues.

For more information and to register, visit the link here.

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