Show Notes

Welcome to episode No. 80 of the Nancy Duffy show for this Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the same day that Ontario enters Phase 1 of its reopening!

So many things are changing and fast – from ‘how’ we’re working and where (if we’re fortunate enough to still be working at all) to how we are navigating new rules and accessing resources. This week our conversation stems around the future role of city planning so that when a crisis does hit the emergency-friendly design and resources that people need are there for them. To be clear, I’m less concerned about density and more concerned about the effectiveness of being able to execute emergency provisions well – which of course, involves planning and design.

This week, Ken Greenberg, architect and former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto, and author of Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder, joins us to revisit what “Walking Home” should look like in light of our current circumstances. It’s an interesting conversation that weaves in and out of the subjects of politics, planning, urban design – and you!

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This Week’s Guest:

Ken Greenberg

Ken Greenberg - Author, Architect, urban designer, and former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto.
Ken Greenberg – Author, Architect, urban designer, and former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto.

Ken Greenberg, is the author of Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder (2011), and Toronto Reborn: Design Successes and Challenges (2019).

Mr. Greenberg is also an architect, urban designer, teacher, and former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto. He is the founding partner of Urban Strategies Inc. and Greenberg Consultants, and a frequent contributor to the Mayor’s Institute for City Design.

Recent Links relating to the work of Ken Greenberg:

Ken Greenberg Diary: COVID 19 Reflections