ERA Architects

Tower Renewal Panel and Keynote Speaker

When: Tues., Dec. 11, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Where: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

Recently we shared updates on the ongoing work of the City’s Tower Renewal Office, discussing new research in the field, and engaging with our special guest from Melbourne, Dr. Rebecca Leshinsky.

The expert panel included:

PEDRO BARATA, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, United Way Toronto
ELEANOR MCATEER, Project Director, Tower Renewal Office, City of Toronto
BRYAN PURCELL, Manager, Incubation & Social Innovation, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
GRAEME STEWART, Associate, ERA Architects

Event moderated by Ken Greenberg: An architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Leshinsky, is a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. Her research examines sustainable retrofits in shared spaces in apartment buildings and the constraints faced by owners and residents when attempting to maintain/upgrade their building in a sustainable manner. Dr. Leshinsky is currently a visiting scholar at the Cities Centre, University of Toronto.

This event was co-sponsored by the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, based at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Cities Centre at the University of Toronto.