On May 15-16 there will be a series of events in London focused around mid-sized cities, from free public walking tours to conversation roundtables. Hosted by Evergreen, and local partners Pillar Nonprofit Network, London Community Foundation, UnLondon, Urban League of London, City of London and CBC London.
We don’t have to look far to see the change happening in Canada’s cities, especially our mid-sized ones. New trends in technology, migration and leadership are having impacts felt by everyone.
What does that mean for us as residents, government officials, business owners, community leaders that work, play and live in our cities?
Whether you identify as a city builder, community member, researcher, practitioner or decision-maker, this event has something for you!
Community and Walking Tours - May 15, afternoon.
We are offering five community-led walking tours to showcase different stories of community-driven action in London. Tours include the Old East Village, Back to the River program, and the Northeast Community Conversation, among others. Register here.
City Building + Civic Engagement Fair - May 15, 7-9pm at Innovation Works.
Hear stories from Londoners about how the city has shaped them and how they have shaped their city, followed by a civic engagement fair. If you’ve ever been to a job fair, this will look pretty familiar to you – the event will showcase the great work happening in London and share opportunities to get involved. Register here.
Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable - May 16, 8am - 5pm at Museum London.
The event will bring together leaders from mid-sized cities across Canada to discuss opportunities for innovative city building, on topics such as age-friendly communities, creating smart mid-sized cities, advancing sustainable development, leveraging changing demographics, partnership-building with Indigenous communities and addressing pressing social issues. Register here.