Panel: Community Planning Boards

Speaker: Craig Hammerman [District Manager, Brooklyn CB 6]
Clr. Paul Ainslie [Ward 43]
Diane McLean [Regent Park community activist]
Nicole Swerhun [Community Facilitator]
When: November 21, 2013 – 6–8 pm
Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON

The growing complexity of ongoing planning issues requires a new kind of response that allows for participatory planning at the local level working from a community vision that approaches development in a holistic manner.

Community Planning Boards may be a mechanism to provide a conduit between the community and city government. Manhattan has 59 Community Planning Boards operating with input from close to 3,000 residents. How might this model inform a pilot project in Toronto? Craig Hammerman has been working for over 20 years as the District Manager of Brooklyn Community Board 6a progressive and innovative Board that has worked hard to establish a strong position of advocacy for its residents.


Join the Centre for City Ecology on November 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Urbanspace Gallery to hear Craig talk about 23 years of Community Planning Board experience in Brooklyn, and to discuss their potential in Toronto.