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City Builder Series

City Builders from across Canada and around the world share their vision of a flourishing city. Anyone can be a city builder and this collection of stories, podcasts and videos feature some of the unique and inspiring ideas and solutions on how to build cities of the future.

Andrea Barrack speaking on stage at the Future Cities Canada Summit.

Creating a national hub for city building: Q&A with Andrea Barrack

Andrea Barrack from TD Bank Group talks about the Future Cities Centre and working on convening city builders.

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Mark Bessoudo sitting down for the cities questionnaire.

Looking forward to sustainable buildings: Q&A with Mark Bessoudo

Mark Bessoudo from WSP shares an important reminder about cities of the future.

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A headshot of Derek Ballantyne.

Piloting housing policy: Q&A with Derek Ballantyne

The merits of piloting housing policy in real-life with Derek Ballantyne from CMHC.

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A profile of Fang-Jui Chang

Looking at regulatory bodies: Q&A with Fang-Jui Chang

Fang-Jui Chang shares her thoughts on regulation and policy in an age of grand challenges.

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Alicia Glen on stage at the inaugural Future Cities Summit.

Tackling affordable housing in booming cities: Q&A with Alicia Glen

Alicia Glen, former Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development in New York City, describes exciting new initiatives.

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Claire Hicks speaks to the crowd at the Future Cities Canada Summit in 2018.

How trends may impact people, communities and cities: Q&A with Claire Hicks

Claire Hicks from WSP Canada shares what she's learned from trends and planning for cities of the future.

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Leah Lawrence speaking at the Future Cities Summit.

Technology and change expectations: Q&A with Leah Lawrence

Leah Lawrence shares insights on technology and building the cities we want to live in.

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Geoff Cape

Evergreen Brick Works and city building: Q&A with Geoff Cape

Geoff Cape, CEO of Evergreen, speaks about the ambitions of the Future Cities Canada Summit and city building

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Desmond Cole at the Summit

Segregation, anti-Black racism and Toronto: Q&A with Desmond Cole

Desmond Cole spoke with the Open During Construction podcast at the Future Cities Canada Summit. 

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