Imagining Canada's Future Cities

Imagining Canada's Future Cities

Imagine living where your commute to work is congestion free, where you’re always intuitively interacting with your surroundings, accessing amenities and social resources with ease, and at the end of the day, retreating to an affordable place you’re proud to call home.

In the Imagining Canada’s Future Cities Event Series, the University of Waterloo is bringing together panels of academic and industry thought-leaders to dive deep into the work being done today to create cities that will serve and benefit generations to come.

Event sponsor:

The Imagining Canada’s Future Cities Event Series is proudly sponsored by Waterloo’s Affinity partner for home and auto insurance - TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

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Thank you to our event series moderator and panelists


Jean Andrey

Jean Andrey

Moderating each discussion, Jean Andrey, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada will provide insights into Canada’s commitment to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.


Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller (MA ’92)

President and CEO, Canada Green Building Council

Jennifer Dean

Jennifer Dean

Assistant Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo


Gil Kelley

General Manager, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, City of Vancouver


Christine Bergeron

Christine Bergeron

Senior Vice President, Member Experience and Community Management, Vancity


Joël Blit (MASC ’99)

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics


Christopher Henderson

President, Lumos Clean Energy Advisors

Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise

Lead Mentor, Indigenous 20/20 Catalysts Program



Frank Cairo (BES ’05)

Co-founder and President of Caivan Communities


Geoff Cape

Chief Executive Officer, Evergreen


Sarah Burch

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management



Kevin Tuer (BASc’89; MASc ’91; PhD ’94)

Managing Director, Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX)

Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Communitech


Brent Toderian (BES ’92)

Founder and Principal, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS




What is a future city?

What is an important factor in creating a future city?


How can education shape future cities?


Events in series




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Refund policy: If you require a refund please contact us at: or 519-888-4973. Refunds will be given up to 5 days prior to the event start date.

What is the dress code for the event? Alumni networking events are business casual.