TABE Housing Event - Letting Markets and Data Shape Cities

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Tuesday 01 October 2019, 17:00 - 19:30


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TABE Housing Event: 

Letting Markets and Data Shape Cities


Eroding housing affordability, housing shortages and long commute times are key challenges faced by large cities such as Toronto.  In his recent book, former World Bank Principal Urban Planner, Alain Bertaud, highlights that these challenges can be worsened by the interaction between the economic forces that drive the creation of cities and land-use regulation.

In this unique presentation, both Alain and Paul share their experiences on why and how urban planners and economists should work together to improve the efficiency of markets. Alain will provide lessons learned from his vast experience as an Urban Planner in a number of global cities. Paul will provide an overview of the UrbanSim model, a tool for analyzing the potential impact of urban planning policy decisions on home prices, the economy and jobs.


About our speakers:


Alain Bertaud, Urban Planner, Author

Alain Bertaud is an urbanist and senior research scholar at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management. The author of Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities, Bertaud previously held the position of principal urban planner at the World Bank before retiring in 1999 to work as an independent consultant. He has worked as a resident urban planner in a number of cities globally.


Paul Waddell, Urban Scientist, Planner & Innovator

In early 2016, Paul Waddell launched a new venture, UrbanSim, Inc., and joined Berkeley Lab as a Research Scientist. Paul conducts research and designs technology for modeling and planning in the domains of land use, housing, economic, geography, transportation, and the environment. UrbanSim is an open source micro-simulation model system. This model is used by Metropolitan Planning Organizations for land use and transportation planning purposes in a variety of U.S. metropolitan areas and internationally including here in Canada. His research has been published broadly in journals related to planning, geography, transportation, and urban economics.


Date: Tuesday, October 1
Presentation & Q&A: 5-7:30 pm
Where: Ryerson University,Oakham House, Oakham Lounge, 2nd Floor, 63 Gould St, Toronto

Cost:  TABE & CABE Members $30, Non-Members $50, Students $20

Hors d'oeuvres reception (included in price)

Registration and networking: 5 to 5:15
Presentations and Q&A: 5:15 to 7:00
Reception: 7:00 to 7:30

See Who is Coming
We look forward to seeing you at this event!
Peter Harrison
President of TABE