Electric Cities

By ULI Toronto

ULI Toronto presents Electric Cities, a podcast about land development and planning across the Toronto region. Hosted by Jeremy Warson, the podcast features conversations with the industry's most prominent leaders. With Seasons 1-5 now complete and Season 6 underway, there are plenty of interesting topics to choose from, such as trends in the condo, retail and office markets; stories of Toronto's success as a rapidly emerging global city and discussions on housing affordability, municipal governance and transit oriented development, to name just a few. Season 6 will focus on some of key themes identified in the Retrofitting Our Urban Region report released by the Toronto Region Board of Trade in partnership with ULI Toronto. The report reflects a collaboration of 175 city building professionals that were brought together to think through the social and economic challenges presented by COVID-19 and it includes nearly 80 recommendations for government and business leaders to consider. The Season 6 episodes will dig deeper into topics touched on in the report such as main street retail, arts and culture, and homelessness through conversations with leading urbanists and influential city builders.

  1. 1.
    S6 Episode 3: Homelessness in Toronto - A Growing Crisis
    41:50
  2. 2.
    S6 Episode 2: Arts and Culture in Toronto and the Impacts of COVID-19
    47:33
  3. 3.
    S6 Episode 1: Main Street Retail in the Face of COVID-19 Lockdowns
    40:53
  4. 4.
    S5 Episode 6: Public Transit and the Challenges for TTC During COVID-19
    47:30
  5. 5.
    S5 Episode 5: COVID-19 and the Acute Need for Affordable Housing
    42:23
  6. 6.
    S5 Episode 4: Toronto City Cycling and the Upside to COVID-19
    41:25
  7. 7.
    S5 Episode 3: COVID-19 Impacts on the Office Market
    42:19
  8. 8.
    S5 Episode 2: COVID-19 Impacts on the Retail Market
    41:26
  1. 9.
    S5 Episode 1: COVID-19 Impacts on the Condo Market
    45:32
  2. 10.
    S4 Episode 7: Resilience and Sustainable Design with B+H Architects’ Lisa Bate
    45:31
  3. 11.
    S4 Episode 6: FORREC. Toronto's Global Leader in Entertainment Destination Design
    46:03
  4. 12.
    S4 Episode 5: Brookfield Asset Management. One of the World’s Largest Investors in Real Estate
    41:29
  5. 13.
    S4 Episode 4: Mansoor Kazerouni on IBI Group’s Global Architectural Practice
    45:06
  6. 14.
    S4 Episode 3: Global Real Estate Investments with Michael Turner, President, Oxford Properties Group
    39:28
  7. 15.
    S4 Episode 2: The Global Significance of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport with CEO Howard Eng
    44:54
  8. 16.
    S4 Episode 1: Welcome to Toronto – A Global City on the Rise
    53:06
  9. 17.
    Coming Soon: Season 4: Toronto on the Global Stage
    3:34
  10. 18.
    S3 Episode 7: Municipal Governance in Toronto – Complexities and Opportunities
    39:44
  11. 19.
    S3 Episode 6 – Hon. David Onley on Accessibility
    43:18
  12. 20.
    S3 Episode 5: Planning our Cities for an Aging Population
    34:40
  13. 21.
    S3 Episode 4: Heritage Preservation and Adaptive Re-Use
    41:15
  14. 22.
    S3 Episode 3: Transit-Oriented Development
    36:01
  15. 23.
    S3 Episode 2: Hamilton: A City on the Rise
    42:41
  16. 24.
    S3 Episode 1: The Condo Market Revisited
    38:42
  17. 25.
    S2 Episode 8: Subway and LRT Construction Projects
    37:48
  18. 26.
    S2 Episode 7: Toronto’s Waterfront Secretariat
    34:02
  19. 27.
    S2 Episode 6: Toronto’s Housing Affordability Crisis
    40:13
  20. 28.
    S2 Episode 5: The Suburbs — Not all bad
    41:32
  21. 29.
    S2 Episode 4: Richard Florida on Toronto and the New Urban Crisis
    41:43
  22. 30.
    S2 Episode 3: Technology and Real Estate
    31:40
  23. 31.
    S2 Episode 2: Urban Design
    41:03
  24. 32.
    S2 Episode 1: Toronto Urbanism
    37:34
  25. 33.
    The Retail Market
    42:10
  26. 34.
    Architecture in Toronto – Trends and Challenges
    37:34
  27. 35.
    Urban Planning in Toronto
    35:07
  28. 36.
    Public Space and Community Engagement
    29:15
  29. 37.
    The Office Market
    33:48
  30. 38.
    Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre: Time for a Stadium Upgrade
    29:42
  31. 39.
    Pearson Airport: Big Plans Ahead
    36:45
  32. 40.
    Landscape Architecture in Toronto: A New Era for Bold Design and Ideas
    27:31
  33. 41.
    Toronto Global
    35:39
  34. 42.
    The Condo Market
    29:23

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