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Why Does Public Art Matter?

There is research galore that proves we can create new synaptic connections in our brain if we alter the most mundane of our daily tasks even slightly. Cross the street at a different corner than you have done before. Eat breakfast for…

Up and Away

Dancing about architecture may be impossible (or “stupid,” if I want to accurately quote Elvis Costello, who coined the phrase), but “acting” about architecture? As High-Rise, a new film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on J.G. Ballard’s…

Trees in the Public Realm: Staying Alive

Trees make our cities healthier, more resilient, enjoyable and prosperous.  Yet, many new urban trees don’t live longer than 10 years and many opportunities to plant new trees are missed. This session looks at the challenges trees face…

Meet the Chiefs

ULI Toronto’s 2nd annual regional gala event for the professional land use community celebrating the synergies between the private and public sectors. We invite you to an evening with senior municipal and provincial planning and…