#Liveable = Affordable - Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner City of Toronto

#Liveable = Affordable - Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto

22 September 2017.

Viaduct Events Centre, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City

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.


Doors open at 5.00pm.

Jennifer Keesmaat

Chief Planner City of Toronto

As the recently engaged Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, Jennifer is committed to creating places where people flourish. Over the past decade Jennifer has been repeatedly recognised by the Canadian Institute of Planners, OPPI, the Design Exchange, + EDRA for her innovative work in Canadian municipalities. Jennifer is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Canadian Institute of Planners, and qualified to give evidence at the OMB, with an expertise in Urban Design. She is also the founder of Project Walk, which premiered its first short film in 2011, as an official selection at the TIFF. 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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