Fun fact: the population of Southern Ontario is expected to increase from 9 million to 13.5 million by 2041. These types of increases are predicted for any number of cities both nationally and globally. The big question that arises? How can regions like these respond, more importantly, how can they flourish under these conditions rather than get bogged down? That's where events like CityAge come in.
This October 6th - 7th, CityAge returns for its 27th Toronto edition with the focus being on building the future. The event will look at how different facets of the industry and the business behind it can be used to manage such rapid urban growth. The scheduled conferences and speakers will look at the different investments and innovations that can be made in infrastructure, transportation, and energy systems to help build a 'globally competitive urban economy'. The 2 day event is a great opportunity to learn and understand more about the market, mingle with leaders in government and the industry, as well as opportunities to collaborate both at home and globally.
One of the conference's speakers at this year's CityAge: Build the Future is very familiar to the Cityzen Family - architect behind Cityzen's L Tower, Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind is famous for bringing cultural memory and sustainability to his buildings. His focus has long been to create innovative and unique structures that are conscious of their surroundings and environment.
Having first established his studio in Berlin, Libeskind moved to New York to set up shop. He and his team have gone on to develop a vast portfolio of accomplishments in both the realm of urban cultural centres and commercial projects internationally, including the Imperial War Museum North in the United Kingdom, and the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong.
Be sure to register for CityAge so you don't miss out on informative and inspiring talks, such as Daniel Libeskind's, on the art of architecture and the future of urban development.