Register Now for the Adaptive Urban Habitats by Design meeting Taking place October 11 and 12

OCAD University is hosting the 2018 Ontario Climate Change Consortium symposium, and registrations are still being accepted.

The symposium will explore how the development of positive, innovative, interdisciplinary visions can facilitate a transformative cultural shift toward low-carbon communities, sustainable adaptation and the adoption of green infrastructure and design in cities.

Taking place October 11 and 12, the two-day symposium is open to all, with students receiving a discounted rate. Come participate in a wide range of activities including a neighbourhood tour, short films, interactive presentations, a guided tour of the AGO’s Anthropocene exhibition, workshops and other activities. There are many national and international speakers as well as numerous OCAD U faculty speaking or leading workshops.  Dr. Selmin Kara, Dr. Alia Weston, Dr. Peter Jones, Dr. Ian Clarke, Prof. Jeremy Bowes, Prof. Helen Kerr and Prof. Jennie Suddick are among the OCAD University faculty speaking or leading workshops.

Programming aims to foster a collective discussion on urban landscapes and highlight the interconnection of policy, public health, urban planning, climate change adaptation and mitigation and urban growth.

Register online for this exciting and informative event. (

Established in 2011, the OCC works collaboratively with university researchers and partners from the public, private and NGO sectors on projects aimed at answering specific questions related to climate change and creating the intelligence necessary to address climate risk. Its formal mission: To arm decision makers with “regionally-specific climate data, intelligence and adaptation services that enable effective policy and investment responses to climate uncertainty in Ontario.”