#Liveable = Affordable

#Liveable = Affordable

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto

Jennifer Keesmaat is brought to Auckland in association with Boffa Miskell.

Cities the world over that are attractive places to live, struggle with affordability. This is, in part, the reason why strong public policy is required to ensure that the city remains both accessible and affordable for all, as both private and public investments are made.

Toronto's Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, will inspire you with her insights into alternative methods that have been deployed with success in Washington DC, and which are currently being implemented in New York City. She will outline the ways in which Toronto has been addressing the key issues that come with being recognised as one of the worlds most liveable cities. Toronto has much to share with Auckland and Jennifer will outline some of the city's success stories and current programmes to deal with the shared challenges of rapid population growth, urban  redevelopment and renewal, transport choice, housing affordability and community change.

This event is in partnership with the RMLA - Liveable 2017 Conference.

Jennifer Keesmaat

Chief Planner at City of Toronto

Jennifer Keesmaat is an internationally recognized, award winning urban planner, and the Chief Planner at the City of Toronto, overseeing astronomical growth and change in North America’s fourth largest city. Her objective is to ensure that as the city becomes denser, it also becomes more liveable. Jennifer will outline the ways in which Toronto has been addressing how to deal with the shared challenges of rapid population growth, urban redevelopment and renewal, transport choice, housing affordability and community change.She is the founder of Project Walk, which premiered its first short film in 2011 as an official selection at The International Film Festival. In 2012 Jennifer debuted her first TED talk, Walk to School and in 2013 she delivered her second, Own Your City

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