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Professional Sports Franchises – City Builders?

Organized sport has long captured the attention of society.  Whether it be pursued for exercise, entertainment, proof of superiority, or sense of inclusion – sport is imbedded in many facets of who we are.

Sport – particularly professional sports franchises, have exerted considerable influence over the physical development of our cities, with their stadia often utilized as a tool for place-making.  Politicians, stakeholders and public dollars have been pawns in the arrival and departure of teams, leading to a great variety of arguments as to whether these facilities are critical elements of their communities or inconsequential features of the urban landscape.

Join us on March 10th at 6 p.m. for the CNU Ontario Spring Social, to hear from representatives of the planning committee for CNU-24 – the 24th annual Congress for the New Urbanism to be held in Detroit this coming June.  The Congress will bring together over 1,500 individuals from North America and around the world for four days of education, collaboration, discussion, and debate on the policies, designs, and emerging approaches that create great places.

Our Spring Social will conclude with our keynote speaker, William Humber, Director of the Office of Eco-Seneca Initiatives at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, and noted sports historian.  In honour of the host city of CNU24, Detroit, Mr. Humber will be speaking about the influence of major league sports stadia on the growth and evolution of their host cities, with references to the impact that the Detroit Tigers and Lions have had on the areas surrounding their stadiums.

CNU Ontario Spring Social
Keynote Presentation: Professional Sports Franchises – City Builders?

March 10th
-6 p.m. – CNU Ontario Spring Social

Mattamy Athletic Centre, Alumni Lounge
50 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON

Ticket Cost: $20 CNU/OPPI members; $30 Non-members

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