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Sunday, October 22, 2017 to Monday, April 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 Director of Public Affairs, Loretta Ryan at 416.483.1873 or 1.800.668.1448 ext.226 or l.ryan@ontarioplanners.ca

Oct
25

Eastern District Rural Workshop

Start/End Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:30 AM - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:30 PM
District: Eastern District

Galilee Centre
398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario

Join us at the Galilee Centre in the Town of Arnprior on Wednesday, October 25th for the annual Eastern District Rural Workshop.

At this year’s workshop, attendees will be able to chose two of three guided walking tours through the town (one tour in the morning, another in the afternoon).

Tours and presenters will be:

WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT: DENNIS JACOBS
Dennis will conduct a tour of Arnprior’s waterfront and discuss the work that went into the recently-completed Arnprior Waterfront Feasibility Issues and Options Analysis Report, a collaboration between Momentum Planning, Dillon Consulting, and McSweeney & Associates for the Town of Arnprior. Dennis will discuss the issues and opportunities to enhance existing waterfront facilities and improve linkages to the downtown.

Dennis Jacobs, MCIP, RPP is principal of Momentum Planning and Communications.

GILLIES GROVE: BRENDA VAN SLEEUWEN
Gillies Grove is one of the last remaining old-growth forests in Southern Ontario. Learn about the history of the property, its cultural and natural significance and the activities taking place to protect and restore the integrity of the forest. Experience the grandeur and beautiful fall foliage of the towering eastern white pines, eastern hemlocks, sugar maples and American beech and witness Ontario’s tallest living eastern white pine.

Brenda Van Sleeuwen, BSc. is the Coordinator of Conservation Biology for the Eastern Ontario program region with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Brenda is responsible for stewarding NCC’s portfolio of conserved lands in Eastern Ontario.

ARNPRIOR’S DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION: ROBIN PAQUETTE
Arnprior’s Downtown Revitalization Project is the Town’s largest single self-funded investment ever made towards the rehabilitation of aging infrastructure and streetscape enhancement. This project includes the complete reconstruction of in-ground infrastructure and re-visioning of the streetscape, bringing new life to Arnprior’s core. Robin will show off the new construction and provide some insight into the process that got the Town here.

Robin Paquette, MCIP, RPP is the Town Planner for the Town of Arnprior.


Tours will continue rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

Event sign-in will begin at 8:30am at the Galilee Centre (398 John Street North, Arnprior). Walking tours will begin at 9:00am. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

The cost to attend to attend this event is $45 for OPPI Members and $35 for OPPI Student Members. The registration deadline is October 22nd, 2017.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities:
One level of sponsorship is available for this event. For $100 you are entitled to one registered attendee and your company’s logo will appear on our posters and signage throughout the day. Specific thanks to your company will be made during the workshop's opening and closing remarks. If you'd like to sponsor this event, please contact Eric Bays at e.bays@novatech-eng.com.

Nov
01

Towards Suburban Renaissance: A New Agenda for our City Suburbs What Can the GTHA learn from the United Kingdom?

Start/End Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:30 PM - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
District: Ontario

JC's Banquet Hall:
1686 Ellesmere Road
Scarborough, ON
M1H 2V5

On the evening of November 1st, 2017 the Institute for New Suburbanism (INS) will host an evening workshop in Scarborough, Ontario to discuss suburban poverty. For this event, our keynote speakers will be Paul Hunter and John Stapleton.

With rising home prices, online retailers displacing local retail worker jobs, and the off-shoring of manufacturing jobs, suburban GTHA politicians and planners are challenged to maintain the quality of life for all residents in suburban communities. .

The challenges are similar in the United Kingdom. London’s suburbs and suburbs of other large British cities are attempting to address the issue of suburban poverty. To learn how the UK is addressing these issues, the Institute for New Suburbanism is proud to announce our next event.

Workshop Attendees will discuss the following:
• How do suburban communities in the GTHA compare to suburban communities in the United Kingdom?
• What new and innovative policies and practices from the UK can planners and politicians apply in the GTHA?
• Can Paul Hunter’s Agenda for a Suburban Renaissance serve as a new agenda for suburban municipalities in the GTHA?
• Given the disproportional amount of “working poor” in GTHA suburban communities compared to the downtown core of Toronto, are there land-use planning practices and policies that can improve suburban equity?

Paul Hunter is the Head of Research at the Smith Institute and has shown that, in the UK, most of those who live in poverty are living in the suburbs. He identifies the transit, economic development, sustainability and planning changes needed to provide better services and amenities to these residents. He has developed an agenda for a suburban renaissance. An example of Paul’s research is: Towards a Suburban Renaissance: An Agenda for our City Suburbs.

Our GTHA commenter is John Stapleton. John is a writer, instructor and Innovations Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation. John has mapped the dramatically different socio-economic conditions in the GTHA core urban areas vs suburban areas. John’s work can be found here The Working Poor in the Toronto Region.

Details can be found on the above poster or at https://www.newsuburbanism.ca/

Tickets are $30 for general admission ($35 at the door) and $20 for students ($25 at the door) and can be purchased at insupdates.eventbrite.com.

Please note that OPPI members undertaking CPL may claim learning units according the CPL Program Guide.

We hope to see you there!

Nov
08

ORD World Town Planning Day Planning Film Festival

Start/End Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 AM - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3:50 PM
District: Oak Ridges District

6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East

In recognition of World Town Planning Day, the Town of Caledon’s Planning and Development Division, in partnership with the Oak Ridges District of the OPPI, will be hosting a “Planning Film Festival” November 8, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Each of the films presented offers a unique insight into issues faced in the planning profession.

Seats are limited (30) for each of these free screenings throughout the day and can be reserved on a “first come first serve” basis by contacting kyle.munro@caledon.ca

Attendees are encouraged to bring your reusable water bottles. Popcorn will be provided.

Films being shown include:

Before the Flood (2016, 1 h 36 min, start time 10:00 am)

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.


Citizen Z (2004, 11 min, start time 11:40 am)

This short documentary focuses on Toronto's Dufferin Grove Park - home to a playground, ice rinks, an organic farmer's market, a theatre troupe and numerous cultural activities. But when city inspectors raid the park on Christmas Eve and discover huge puppets, a baking oven and kitchen sharing the park's dedicated Zamboni building, the flourishing neighbourhood group is threatened with evacuation. This is a tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when a small community, including some wily puppets, takes on city hall.


Radiant City (2006, 1 h 25 min, start time 12:00 pm)

In this feature length film Gary Burns, Canada's king of surreal comedy, joins journalist Jim Brown on an outing to the suburbs. Venturing into territory both familiar and foreign, they turn the documentary genre inside out, crafting a vivid account of life in The Late Suburban Age.


Flemingdon Park: the Global Village (2002, 47 min, start time 1:30 pm)

This documentary examines the history and current reality of Toronto’s Flemingdon Park. Now a subsidized housing project, it was built in 1961 as a trendy urban utopia. A decade later it was sold, and Flemingdon became home to refugees and new immigrants. Once a model of urban planning, Flemingdon Park's flip side is a history of violence and racism that residents have fought to overcome. Yet despite challenges, the community succeeds in making people from around the world feel at home in a different kind of utopia–one where differences are celebrated and new visions are possible.


Invention (2014, 1 h 20 min, start time 2:30 pm)

Shot in Paris, Sao Paulo and Toronto, Invention is a first feature length film by Mark Lewis. From famous corners of the Louvre Museum to the modernist buildings of Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil and Mies van der Rohe in Canada, Lewis takes us on a dynamic tour of fluctuating cityscapes, capturing the texture of these places, their landmarks, and the people who inhabit their streets and buildings, with images of glass, light, reflections, concrete, spiral staircases – and paintings. An homage to the City Symphony films of the 1920s, Invention offers a searching love letter to urban spaces, art and cinema.

Nov
08

OPPI Southwest District Film Night in Windsor

Start/End Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 PM
District: Southwest District

Olde Walkerville Theatre
1564 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor

6:00 – 6:30 Theatre Doors Open
6:30 – 8:00 Film Screening
8:00 – 10:00 Discussion [Location TBD]

The Ontario Professional Planners Institute—Southwest District Program Committee is screening ‘The Human Scale’ a documentary film by Andreas Dalsgaard on World Town Planning Day at the Olde Walkerville Theatre in Windsor. The Human Scale is a feature-length documentary that questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations.

For 40 years the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behavior in cities. His starting point was an interest in people, more than buildings – in what he called Life Between Buildings. What made it exist? When was it destroyed? How could it be brought back? This lead to studies of how human beings use the streets, how they walk, see, rest, meet, interact etc. Jan Gehl also uses statistics, but the questions he asks are different. For instance: How many people pass this street throughout a 24 hour period? How many percent of those are pedestrians? How many are driving cars or bikes? How much of the street space are the various groups allowed to use? Is this street performing well for all its users?

Nov
09

Toronto Planning Dinner presented by UWPAT

Start/End Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:00 PM - Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:00 PM
District: Ontario

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Canadian Room
100 Front St West

 

Join us on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for the Annual Dinner! Reconnect with old classmates and make new contacts at the largest networking event for the planning and development industry. We are pleased to welcome this year's speaker, Anthony Townsend with his keynote address entitled Digital Cities - A Master Plan for the Future.

To register, please visit http://uwplanningalumni.com/

Nov
16

Project Management for Planners - PM - November 16, 2017

Start/End Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:30 AM - Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge (Nexient Learning Centre)

2 Bloor St East, 31st Floor

Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

 

Course Outline:

 

OPPI’s popular Project Management for Planners course has a new look! Join us for a one-day session that will help you understand the importance of effective project management in ensuring the success of your project. Learn more about this course on OPPI’s Programs & Events page. 

  

Attendees are encouraged to go green! Instead of providing printed resources, you are asked to bring a laptop. If you prefer paper resources, please contact OPPI.   

 

Course Instructor:

 

Mark Snook is a professional facilitator & instructional designer with a strong background in adult learning principles having logged over 10,000 hours in leading classroom training.  He is passionate about life-long learning and brings this love of education and training to his development and design efforts.  Mark regularly facilitates multiple learning programs covering a broad spectrum of topics and is a leader in Customer Service and eLearning development, having Mark designed curriculum and facilitated sessions for public, private, non-profit and academic sector companies. 

Nov
23

TD 2017 Toronto District Winter Social

Start/End Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday, November 23, 2017 10:00 PM
District: Toronto District

CN Tower LookOut Level
301 Front Street West
Toronto, ON

 

Join us on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the CN Tower for the Annual Toronto District Winter Social! Reconnect with fellow members and make new contacts at one of the world's tallest freestanding structures. The event will take place in the Tower's LookOut Level offering guests breathtaking floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of Toronto's skyline. Access to the Glass Floor and Sky Terrace are included with admission.

Nov
30

Applied Project Management - November 30, 2017

Start/End Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:30 AM - Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 PM
District: Ontario

Global Knowledge Centre

2 Bloor St E, 31st Fl.

Toronto, ON   M5H 2V4

 

Course Outline: 

 

This one-day course provides learners with the opportunity to apply key concepts of project management by creating a project plan case study as part of a group. The case study will include all aspects of project management, including project charter, scope management, stakeholder management, and much more.

 

Although previous participation in the Project Management for Planners course is encouraged, it is not a prerequisite. Learn more about this course on OPPI’s Programs & Events page.

 

Attendees are encouraged to go green! Instead of providing printed resources, you are asked to bring a laptop. If you prefer paper resources, please contact OPPI

 

Course Instructor: 

 

Mark Snook is a professional facilitator & instructional designer with a strong background in adult learning principles having logged over 10,000 hours in leading classroom training.  He is passionate about life-long learning and brings this love of education and training to his development and design efforts.  Mark regularly facilitates multiple learning programs covering a broad spectrum of topics and is a leader in Customer Service and eLearning development, having Mark designed curriculum and facilitated sessions for public, private, non-profit and academic sector companies.  




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