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From the 716 to the 416: Planning & Community Development in Buffalo and Toronto

Come to our panel about planning and community development in Buffalo, NY, happening this Saturday October 31 at the YIMBY Festival!

Just 2 hours away from Toronto on the other side of Lake Ontario is Buffalo, New York – a city that has met the fate of many similar Rust Belt cities – with declining populations and large tracts of abandoned sites. Most Torontonians are probably familiar with Buffalo as a place for cross-border shopping and NFL football games, but there is more to the city than meets the eye. With strong local communities, vibrant community projects and some of the most beautiful architecture in the United States (including 3 Frank Lloyd Wright houses), Buffalo has been experiencing new growth and opportunity over the last few years that is leading towards a major revitalization.

Come hear from Chris Hawley, a planner with the City of Buffalo, talking about Buffalo’s new Green Code – a new form-based planning system rooted in sustainability and only the 3rd in America. Listen to representatives of the West Side Bazaar and The Foundry talk about local economic development and community infrastructure building. Speakers will be matched up with like-minded Toronto city builders who will comment and how these relate to our city.

Where: YIMBY Festival 2015, Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas Street W. Toronto, ON

Date: Saturday October 31

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cost: Free; no registration required

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