HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2016) - The Symposium will focus on the theme Healthy Communities and Planning for the Public Realm:

  • Changing Role of Parkland
  • Planning for Inclusiveness and Removing Barriers
  • Promoting Active Life and Street Eco-Health
  • Reuse and Multi-Purpose Function of our Spaces and Places
  • Role of Public Art
  • Programming the Public Realm


Fred Kent
Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Chedoke, 3rd Floor
Mobile Workshop with Fred Kent: Placemaking at Jackson Square
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room 203, 2nd Floor
Adam Nicklin
Principal and Co-founder, PUBLIC WORK
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Chedoke, 3rd Floor

Program Highlights

  • What Makes a Great Civic Gathering Space?
  • Space Dilemma - Finding New Solutions for the Public Realm in our Rapidly Densifying Urban Cores
  • Healthy Communities and Planning for the Public Realm
  • Ecohealth: How Planners can Facilitate Human Health and Wellbeing through Community Design
  • Wind and Microclimate Issues - A Design Charette for Planners
  • How to Conduct a Charrette Around the Public Realm
  • Indigenous Consultation in Provincial and Municipal Planning
  • Planning for Public Art in the Public Realm - What are the Necessary Tools? Case Study: Hamilton Public Art Master Plan

Symposium Location:

Hamilton Convention Centre

Hamilton, Ontario

October 5-6, 2016

Use the official Symposium hashtag: #OPPI16

Twitter: @OntarioPlanners



Website: www.ontarioplanners.ca/Special-Pages/Symposium-2016/Welcome

Contact Information:

Ontario Professional Planners Institute
Loretta Ryan, RPP, CAE
Director, Public Affairs

Ontario Professional Planners Institute
Sarah Snowdon
Communications Manager