van Nostrand to speak at CanU6 Summit

The Council for Canadian Urbanism will hold its CanU6 National Summit in the Greater Toronto Area on September 18-20, 2014. The summit’s theme is “Cities at the Edge – Urbanizing Suburbia in the Regional City.” At 9:30 am on Day One, SvN Principal John van Nostrand and co-presenter Dr. David Gordon (CanU, Queen’s University) will speak on “The History of Suburbia.”

Like the previous Summits held since 2009, this professional event will gather Canada’s top urbanists – planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, developers, activists, journalists, most of them from government, academic or consulting practices.

The Council for Canadian Urbanism is a movement and organization of city planners, urban designers, architects landscape architects, engineers, developers and other urbanists across Canada. CanU strives to connect urbanists across Canada and is actively promoting the best practices and sharing experience in planning, designing and building of great communities.

For further information on this event, please visit the CanU6 National Summit website.

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