Just found this on the NCC website:
The National Capital Commission (NCC), in partnership with the Embassy of France, is pleased to present a stimulating discussion about ecological urbanism. This is an approach that "considers the city with multiple instruments and with a worldview that is fluid in scale and disciplinary focus. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment."
The panel will consist of the following experts:
- Nina-Marie Lister, Associate Professor, Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)
- Christian Devillers, Agence Devillers (Paris, France)
- Philippe Clergeau, Professor, Department of Ecology and Biodiversity Management, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Paris, France)
- Joan Tarragon, Architect, X-TU architects (Paris, France)
The discussion will introduce the concepts of ecological urbanism as a philosophy and theory, as it is known in the Canadian context. Our French guests will then share their knowledge and experience from a theoretical and practical perspective, including the notion of éco-quartiers and green architecture. As planner and steward of Canada’s Capital, the NCC strives to incorporate innovative thought leadership to continue to creating a truly world-renowned capital.
NCC Capital Urbanism Lab Event was held December 2014. (Too bad I found out about this event after the fact!)