The world we inhabit is expanding. Global population growth, increased mobility, accelerated contacts, rising levels of production and consumption, and the expansion of natural resource extraction have had significant impacts in environmental, social and psychological terms.
Ottawa is a river city, and Carleton is a campus shaped by the Rideau River and by the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. To mark the founding of the Carleton Urban Research Lab (c.url), the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism will host a two-day water symposium and workshop.
On Friday, February 3rd, the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) will host Shifting Frames: Urbanization, Slums, and Cities of the Future. This half-day symposium includes two documentary films, presentations by experts, and discussions of the challenges facing cities in India and other rapidly urbanizing areas of the world.