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The ART of City Building

 "City Optimist" | Image ©Mary Clanahan |
"City Optimist" | Image ©Mary Clanahan |

Join us for a discussion on the importance of arts and culture for a city’s success. Our experts will discuss ways of tapping into the creative realm to continue to create a welcoming and vibrant urban area in Canada’s Capital. They will present various examples, from here and elsewhere, that illustrate how culture contributes to the urban fabric and adds a dynamic element to cities.

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Dov Goldstein, Principal Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources, Toronto

Mark Robbins, President and CEO, American Academy in Rome

This event on the art of city building is presented by the National Capital Commission (NCC) in the Capital Urbanism Lab.

The public will have the opportunity to address their comments and questions to our expert panel.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
6 pm to 7:30 pm


Capital Urbanism Lab
100 Sparks Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario

BOOK EARLY, limited space. Registration is first-come, first-served, and closes at noon on Tuesday, March 1.

Simultaneous translation will be available.

Universally accessible. Please let us know if you have any special needs.

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