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“Accent of Design” Urban Design Charrette (AS01E) @ 2016 CIP Conference

The “Accent on Design” Urban Design Charrette, organized by the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) will demonstrate practical design approaches to respond to Conference theme using a demonstration site in Quebec City in a participatory format. This session will also demonstrate the design-based approach to planning for change, for sustainable and healthy development, for authentic placemaking, for thriving communities. The Urban Design Charrette session will look at a particular site and will generate an urban design vision and concepts for its development. This session will demonstrate the urban design method and technique as well as its value in the planning process. The session leaders are well known leaders in the urban design field, experienced with this type of session and planning technique. Organized by the Council for Canadian Urbanism.


  • Joyce Drohan, MRAIC, AIBC, AAA, SAA, LEED AP, Director of Urban Design, Perkins + Will, Vancouver, BC

  • Karen Hammond, MCIP, RPP, ASLA

  • Dan Leeming, FCIP, RPP, Principal, Planning Partnership Toronto, ON

  • Rick Merrill, OAA, MCIP, RPP, Partner, The Planning Partnership, Toronto, ON

  • Alexandru Taranu, FCIP, RPP, OAA, Manager, Architectural Design, City of Brampton, ON

  • Eric Turcotte, OAA, OAQ, MCIP, RPP, Partner, Urban Strategies, Toronto, ON

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