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New Street Design in Toronto – A Pedestrian Revolution?

May 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Professor Paul Hess
Department of Geography and Planning
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Refreshments & Presentation
Q & A to follow

The Gardiner Museum
Terrace Room
111 Queens Park
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C7


For almost 100 years, street design in Toronto has focused on moving motor vehicles as efficiently as possible. More recently, important urbanists have influenced the redesign of our streets with new models like shared space and complete streets. In this talk, Professor Hess will discuss the evolution of these new models, including speculations on how the adoption of autonomous vehicles may affect street design and urban walkability.

Professor Hess will also share how some of these ideas are being integrated right here on U of T’s St. George Campus, through the Landmark revitalization project.

Prof. Hess’ presentation is part of an ongoing series of compelling lectures for alumni, hosted at venues across the GTA. U of T in Your Neighbourhood brings the University right into your community. Stay informed, inspired and connected, because together we are boundless.

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May 25
7:30 am - 9:00 am