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Thursday, December 14, 2017 to Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Jun
14

Public Health and Planning 101: An Online Course for Public Health and Planning Professionals to Create Healthier Built Environment

Start/End Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:00 AM - Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 AM
District: Ontario

This free online course can be taken anytime and you can go through it at your own pace. The course format consists of short videos, exercises, interactive activities, supporting resources, self-assessments and takes approximately four hours to complete. 

 

The Ontario Public Health Association, OPPI and the Public Health Agency of Canada, have launched of a new online training program entitled, Public Health and Planning 101: An Online Course for Public Health and Planning Professionals to Create Healthier Built Environment. Developed by volunteers and staff and inspired by research and user feedback, this introductory level course is designed to bridge the gaps between both professions, as well as provide greater opportunities for developing collaborative partnerships to help create and foster healthy built environments.

This free online course can be taken anytime and you can go through it at your own pace. The course format consists of short videos, exercises, interactive activities, supporting resources, self-assessments and takes approximately four hours to complete.

For more information or to sign up for the course, click here!

Jan
05

OPPI Session in a Box – Call to Action

Start/End Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:00 AM - Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:00 AM

 

OPPI is excited about the launch of Healthy Communities and Planning for the Public Realm – A Call to Action, which challenges planners, government, municipal departments, agencies, other related professionals, builders, developers, community groups and members of the public to make the public realm a focus in community building and placemaking efforts across Ontario.


OPPI is encouraging members to continue discussions on topics related to the public realm, and how they can help to create healthy communities. This template allows Districts to easily hold a session on the Call to Action without a lot of additional work. (You do not need an expert on this topic to run this session.)


Support materials for this one hour session (can easily be 90 minutes to give more time for discussion or condensed to 45 minutes for a lunch and learn format) include:


·        The Call to Action on the Public Realm 

·        A short video on the public realm that can be shown at the beginning of the session

·        PDF version of the presentation that is ‘ready to go’  

·        List of questions for participants to help guide discussion                                                              

 

For questions, please contact OPPI Education Manager, Ryan des Roches at 416.483.1873 or 1.800.668.1448 ext.227 or r.desroches@ontarioplanners.ca

Jan
17

ED Urban Forum: The Rise of Online Shopping and the Future of Brick and Mortar Retailing

Start/End Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:00 PM - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:00 PM
District: Eastern District

Ottawa City Hall, Champlain Room
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario

On-line shopping: it’s easy, convenient, and there are great deals to be had!

But do we really understand the potential impacts of this emerging reality? What are the challenges and opportunities faced by the brick and mortar retail industry? What will be the implications for the social fabric and the built environment of the cities? Join Professor Ian Lee and a panel of experts for a discussion about online shopping. Using local and international empirical data, Professor Lee will provide insights into how this paradigm shift is unfolding and lead our panelists us in brainstorming how we adapt to where this is taking us.

Speaker:
Ian Lee, PhD, Associate Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
Dr. Lee has 30 years of teaching experience at the Sprott School of Business with research interests at the intersection of business strategy and public policy. He has taught in Poland since 1991 and China since 1997 annually and published extensively. He has testified on numerous occasions before House of Commons and Senate committees and has been in every federal budget lockup since 2008 as an expert advisor to Global TV. He is a frequent analyst in the media including CBC Power and Politics and On the Money, Global TV, CTV News, and BNN TV. Prior to academe, Ian was previously a Loan and Mortgage Manager for 9 years in financial services.

Panelists:
Barry Nabatian, Director of Market Research atShoreTanner & Associates
Mr. Nabatian is an urban economist and a financial advisor with over 40 years of experience serving a wide variety of private, public and non-profit organizations. He specializes in real estate market consulting including retail market, consumer research, lifestyle trends and impact of social change on residential, commercial and industrial markets. He has appeared before the Ontario Municipal Board and Assessment Review Board as an expert witness, and is frequently interviewed by various media on real estate developments, economics, and social trends.

IBK Ajila, Director of Retail Engineering at Shopify
Mr. Ajila is the Director of Retail Engineering at Shopify where he leads the development of the Shopify POS mobile apps as well as Shopify’s retail hardware and payments solutions.

Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development at the City of Ottawa
Mr. Willis is a Registered Professional Planner and Professional Land Economist with more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Mr. Willis’ mandate is to increase the City’s economic viability through long-range planning, development approvals, infrastructure initiatives, as well as implementing a new economic development strategy to create new growth and prosperity in the Ottawa area. As General Manager, Mr. Willis is responsible for a $102 million operating budget and a $500 million capital budget, primarily related to the City’s non-P3 infrastructure projects such as the Ottawa Art Gallery expansion, the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel and the new main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Event registration is not required, but attendees should arrive early to secure seats.




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  • 75% refund: requires 2-4 weeks' notice
  • No refund: if less than 2 weeks' notice


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