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Cameron Dale

Project Manager - Public Markets, Evergreen

Cameron Dale manages Evergreen’s Public Markets portfolio, working to empower a diverse network of over 150 local & independent partners to support the growth and transformation of public markets into sustainable and equitable intersections of community, culture and commerce. 

With community engagement and civic intervention key to his work, Cameron works together with stakeholders at a variety of levels to provoke discussion and create solutions within a framework that celebrates participatory culture.

Session:

Making Cities Flourish

4:00 pm
  -  
4:30 pm

We are embarking on a historic moment for cities in Canada — a moment of transformative change full of new ideas, new technologies and new opportunities.

A large part of seeing that transformation come to life requires reimagining our cities.

More than 80 per cent of Canadians call cities home, and while Canadian cities are regularly found among the top lists for livability, innovation and eco-friendly policies, they’re also facing unprecedented challenges.

Our cities are at the forefront of two of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change and inequality.

We know we cannot continue to build cities the way we’ve been doing so. We need to imagine where our cities will need to be 10, 20 or 50 years from now to ensure they are, and continue to be, inclusive, sustainable and low-carbon.

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