VIRTUAL PANEL EVENT 
4 FEBRUARY 2021
7 P.M. EDT

The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. Since 2007, more than half the world’s population has been living in cities, and that number is projected to climb to 68% by 2050, leaving no doubt that the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be determined in these parts of the world.

In 2020, COVID-19 hit cities particularly hard, exposing key challenges faced by them. Due to the unprecedented spread of the virus, cities have been on the frontline of coping with the pandemic and its lasting impacts. The targets outlined in SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, such as access to safe, adequate and affordable housing, prove to be critical now more than ever before.

Join us as we explore the future of Toronto through a powerful panel of thought leaders, innovators and academic researchers and hear their insights and expertise on the city's approach to urban planning, affordable housing and sustainable living.

ROCHELLE BYRNE

Executive Director

& Founder,

A Greener Future

SUSAN MCGEACHIE 

Global Director

Climate Change & Sustainability Services,

Hatch

ROYA KHALEELI 

Director

Sustainability & Innovation,

Minto Group

MATTI SIEMIATYCKI 

Associate Professor

Geography & Planning,
University of Toronto

MODERATOR

JENNIFER KEESMAAT

Urban Planner &

Former Chief City Planner of Toronto

SPEAKERS

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