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Research Lab on Urban Landscapes and Architecture

Tipping Points and Tangents with REBAR

REBAR will be on the panel as one of the contributing members to the AFH and archiTEXT discussion on urban issues in Toronto. Come and be a part of the discussion on Monday November 23 2009 at 6 30PM. The discussion will be interactive. We will be raising issues as will the public audience.

Lecturer Bios

1. Glen Murray:
Former Mayor of Winnipeg & Chair of National Round Table on the Environment & Economy

Born in Montreal, Murray served as city councilor in Winnipeg from 1990 to 1998. He was elected mayor of Winnipeg on October 28, 1998 and successfully reduced the property taxes by 8.4% over his six years in office. He led an administration that cut the cumulative city debt in half and oversaw the restoration of the city’s financial health and three increases in its credit rating. He led a renewal of downtown facilitating partnerships and creating a fund and tax incentives that led to the development of a new downtown college, entertainment and sports centre, inhabited bridge, Hydro corporation and credit union head office towers, waterfront residential district, a downtown library and the gifting of the land and financial assistance for a new national museum in Winnipeg. Murray, who lives in Toronto now, was appointed by Prime Minister Paul Martin as chair of a National Round Table on the Environment and Economy in March 2005.

2. Sarah Prevette:
RedWire, Sprouter: CEO & Founder

Enabling collaboration and networking between entrepreneurs globally, Sarah is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for the company. She leads the design of Sprouter’s service and oversees the development of its core technology and infrastructure. She directs the team with a special focus on delivering exceptional user experiences, continuous innovation, and highly relevant, accountable, and nontraditional marketing.

3. Paul Dowsett:
Sustainable: CEO & Founder

With over than two decades of local & international, institutional, commercial & residential environmentally-sensitive architectural practice, including his own home, Paul Dowsett specializes in the integration of sustainable construction features with small scale projects. Providing sensible, sensitive & sustainable solutions to create and renovate residential home or work spaces, Sustainable -run by Paul Dowsett ¬- has encountered various clients puzzled by green-information overload. Subsequently the organization assists home and business owners in understating of incorporating practical green value to their property.

4. Research Lab on Urban Landscapes and Architecture (REBAR)

A collective of Ontario College of Art and Design interested students in understanding in Toronto’s urban landscapes through critical art and design interventions, REBAR intensifies and extends the OCAD classroom into critical engagement with the shifting conditions of the contemporary city. Through group discussion and research, exhibitions and installations, participating in design charettes and other special events, REBAR is hoping to encourage and participate in a critical shift in the city of Toronto.

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One Response

  1. ozanagherman says:

    the event was great. it’s interesting to look beyond other examples and focus on our own history as canadians to generate a future rather than looking at european countries or japan whom already are creating their own identities as cities.

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