KEN GREENBERG is an Urban Designer, Teacher, Writer, and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. He is also a Co-founder and a Visiting Scholar at the new City Building Institute at Ryerson University, in Toronto. A frequent writer for periodicals, he is the Author of Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a City Builder, published by Random House.
JENNIFER KEESMAAT is the City of Toronto’s Chief Planner and she is committed to creating places where people can flourish. Over the past decade Jennifer has been repeatedly recognized by both the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) for her innovative work in various Canadian municipalities. Her planning practice is characterized by an emphasis on cross-sectoral collaboration and through broad engagement with stakeholders, including NGOs and residential associations.
ALEX BOZIKOVIC writes about architecture and urbanism for The Globe and Mail. He has won a National Magazine Award and has written for other publications such as Dwell, Toronto Life, and The Literary Review of Canada, as well as making contributions to various books including Concrete Toronto.
SHAUNA LEVY is the President at the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum. Under her leadership, the institution has transformed into a world-class cultural institutions. Previously, she co-founded Toronto’s Interior Design Show. She places a high value on the role that design plays in the community, advocates for design that is culturally relevant and accessible for everyone, and is committed to sharing these design stories, both locally and internationally.
CHRIS POMMER is a founding partner at PLANT Architect Inc., and has been involved in numerous award winning interdisciplinary projects that reach into the domains of architecture, landscape, ecology, and art. He has taught and lectured at various North American universities on PLANT’s unique and experimental approach to tackling architecture and landscape design challenges, and the integration of those disciplines.