Growing our Green Infrastructure Symposium

When and Where

Friday, May 24, 2019 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
IB 140
Instructional Centre (UTM)
1599 Outer Circle, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 1C6


Examining urban green infrastructure planning and community engagement

This symposium brings together leaders in our community and world experts to discuss planning for urban green infrastructure, examine on-going projects across the GTA, and consider how to engage diverse communities in green infrastructure initiatives. The event seeks to identify ways in which the university, government, non-governmental organizations can work together to incorporate green infrastructure into our urban systems.

Speaker Biographies


8:00 a.m. - Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Welcome
9:10 a.m. - Morning Keynote: Ian Mell, University of Manchester
10:10 a.m. - Coffee break
10:30 a.m. - Session 1: Planning for Urban Green Infrastructure
12:10 a.m. - Lunch
1:10 p.m. - Afternoon Keynote: Joan Iverson Nassauer, University of Michigan
2:10 p.m. - Coffee Break
2:30 p.m. - Session 2: Engaging Communities in Green Infrastructure Initiatives
4:10 p.m. - Panel Session- Opportunities and Research Needs
5:00 p.m. - Closing

Support provided by the Centre for Urban Environments, School of Cities, and an exchange initiative between the University of Toronto and University of Manchester.

Contact Information


1599 Outer Circle, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 1C6