May 28th at noon
What mobility alternatives are on the horizon? Can movement provoke new relationships with our city? And finally, can transportation be…provocative?
Led by: Jeremy Klaszus, co-founder of The Sprawl and planning geek Desmong Bliek
Panelist book: Faster, Smarter, Greener by Venkat Sumantran, Charles Fine, and David Gonsalvez (MIT Press)
May 30 at noon
What are the moving parts of a successful design? What kind of collaboration is necessary to consider new alternatives for our public realm and built form?
Led by: Dan England, Parks, City of Calgary; Joyce Tang, Urban Strategy, City of Calgary (Centre City and Main Streets Implementation); Matt Williams, Principal, O2 Design / President-Elect, Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
Panelist book: Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone by John Cary (Island Press)
Flows in the City
June 4 at noon
What do roads and watersheds have in common? How is life in the city expressed by that which flows throughout? What can the interconnection (one above ground, one below) reveal about where we live?
Led by: Paul Fesko, retired water engineer and Tawab Hlimi, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary
Panelist book: The Well Tempered City by Jonathan F. P. Rose (Harper Wave) and What is Landscape? By John R. Stilgoe (MIT Press)
More: find more about the Metabolic Movement idea by Tawab Hlimi.
Mayor’s Environmental Expo
June 6 at noon
The City in Nature session led by: Kaitlynn Livingstone, City of Calgary.
June 6 at 6pm
What does the existing cycle network mean for residents, shop owners, and visitors to the city? What challenges and obstacles did the pilot track overcome? Where do we go from here?
Discussion with: Blanca Bracic, Manager, Liveable Streets, City of Calgary; Dale Calkins, Senior Policy & Planning Advisor, City of Calgary Ward 7; Kimberly Nelson; Peter Oliver, President Beltline Neighbourhoods Association; Scott Harvey, Operations Manager Lime; Werna Boek, Director Operations, Hotel Arts; Moderated by: David Low, Executive Director, Victoria Park BIA.
Panelist book: Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality by Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett (Island Press)
June 11 at noon
Is technology always helpful? Does it at times hinder? How can we be more mindful in employing technology that leads to a more sustainable future?
Led by: Kwangyul Choi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Metropolitan Growth + Change in the Haskayne School of Business and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary; and Andrew Sedor, Business Development Coordinator, Transportation Strategy, City of Calgary.
More: read article in FOLD by Kwangyul Choi.
Panelist book: Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia by Anthony Townsend (WW Norton)
June 13 at noon
What barriers exist to more equitable use of transit? How can we design more inclusive transportation infrastructure? Who can afford to live in a transit-accessible neighbourhood?
Led by: Carla Cote, Issue Strategist Calgary Neighbourhoods, City of Calgary; and Theresa Goldstein, Manager of Community Planning-North, City of Calgary.
Panelist book: Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg (Penguin Random House)
All books were selected by the d.talks Recommends committee as part of an ongoing project to call attention to thoughtful books written about architecture and design in the city. The publications are available at Shelf Life Books.
The pop-up chats were made possible with the support of the Alberta Government, the City of Calgary and the School of Architecture Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary.