Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

You’re Invited! National Urban Design Awards – Ceremony and Presentation

The lecture takes place on January 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

The public is invited to a free evening of awards presentation and public lecture featuring the 12 recipients of the 2018 National Urban Design Awards from nine communities across Canada. Each recipient will give a four-minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. These awards reflect a range of ideas about reclaiming and enhancing public space while addressing challenges such as urban density, environmental sustainability, and affordability.

The recipients were announced on October 18. The National Urban Design Awards are presented by the RAIC, the Canadian Society for Landscape Architecture, and the Canadian Institute of Planners. 

Winners include:

  • an urban design plan for Toronto that seeks to establish sufficient parks for a doubling of the downtown population
  • new way-finding to make the Montreal’s mountain more accessible
  • transformation of lanes in Vancouver for social activity.