|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 6, a 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.