Join us for a free panel discussion to officially launch TCAT’s new course: Planning Active Transportation, at Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education. Toronto Star columnist and Spacing Magazine co-founder Shawn Micallef, Sabina Ali of the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee, and TCAT Director, Nancy Smith Lea will share their diverse perspectives on the role people play in shaping the city around them. Whether it be through the deceptively simple practice of walking within communities to know them, the transformation of a park to reflect local residents, or the launching of a bike hub to foster suburban cycling, each speaker will bring a unique perspective to better understand how planning and design can engage community, build assets, and address needs.
This event will provide a taste of how Planning Active Transportation (CVUP 115) will build your understanding of community engagement through hands-on work with participatory tools, methods, and reflections on cross-sectoral collaboration. It will focus on the importance of equity in urban design and planning, and examine how we work together to create public spaces that reflect people.