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John van Nostrand speaking at HSC’s Forum

Housing Services Corporation (HSC) describes its Regeneration Forum 2014 event as “two days of hands-on learning and thought-provoking ideas focused on revitalizing housing and communities across Ontario and beyond.”

On Monday February 10 at 1:30 pm, SvN Principal John van Nostrand, John Brodhead (Executive Director, CityWorks) and Rick Farrell (General Manager, Calgary Housing) will address the topic “Crossing the Bridge BEFORE You Come to It: Planning for Resilience.” The session will focus on designing for stewardship, resilience and risk in the context of long term impacts of changing air, land and water.

Regeneration Forum takes place on February 10 & 11, 2014 at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto.

HSC is a non-profit organization that delivers province-wide programs that benefit Ontario’s affordable housing sector.

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