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#UnexpectedSolutions

Exclusive content from Future Cities Canada's virtual program, #UnexpectedSolutions.


#UnexpectedSolutions focuses on showcasing and creating innovative solutions from across the country through thought-provoking keynotes, deep dive workshops with industry leaders and creative networking opportunities. 

After unprecedented social, environmental and economic change in 2020, what’s the next step?

This content is dedicated to breaking down silos and seeking big, bold solutions that will reshape our cities for the better.

Join us through the resources below as we work together to co-design tools and solutions to adapt into your community.


Mark your calendars! Future Cities Canada Summit will return in a re-imagined format for 2021.


Starting in May, each month you will be invited to come together for one-day online events with city builders across Canada to tackle the pressing issues facing our cities. Our monthly event series will open up new conversations that pave the way towards our big finale: A week-long convening in October 13-17, 2021. If you aren't already subscribed to Future Cities Canada News, subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know​ about this fantastic new series!

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Up Close: In Conversation with Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria and Doug Saunders, Author and Consultant, The Globe and Mail

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Up Close: In Conversation with Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton and Doug Saunders, Author and Consultant, The Globe and Mail

Author(s): evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Don’t Touch the Art: New Approaches to Arts Spaces

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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INC.orporating Diversity

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Showing Up, a long-form music video by Vivek Shraya and Canadian Stage

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Dia de los Muertos: A performance by The Mexicans Folk Ballet in partnership with Casa Cultural Mexicana

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Healthy Homes for Healthy Cities

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

Construction & Development, #UnexpectedSolutions

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In Our Hands: Community Centred Food System Responses to the Global Pandemic and Beyond

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: January 2021

#UnexpectedSolutions, Climate Adaptability

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Up Close: In Conversation with Mike O’Brien, Mayor of Fredericton and Doug Saunders, Author and Consultant, The Globe and Mail

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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The Future of Social Purpose Spaces

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Fireside Chat on First Nations Placekeeping

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Beyond COVID-19: Defining the New Normal for Living Cities

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Constitutional Space for Cities

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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Promise Beyond Pandemic

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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Global City Futures

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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A Journey in Building a Municipal Foresight Practice through COVID-19

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions

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From the Mayor’s Office: City Hacks for COVID-19 Resiliency

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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From the Mayor’s Office: Future of Work

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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Up Close: In conversation with Rebecca Alty, Mayor of Yellowknife

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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The Life, Death and Rebirth of Main Street

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Reduce, Reuse, Retrofit: Greening Urban Infrastructure

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Climate Adaptability

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Facing the Floods: Infrastructure Resilience to Face Climate Change

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Climate Adaptability

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Re-imagining the Workplace

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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Efficacious ducks in well-informed rows: Exploring the theory-to-reality of improving multi-party coordination in climate strategy implementation

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Climate Adaptability

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A watershed moment, Toronto Ravines - Past, Present, Future

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Climate Adaptability

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Road to Recovery: Redefining the Next Normal

Author(s):

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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Universal Design for the Accessible City

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Learning from the Land: A conversation on protocols and Indigenous public art

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Dis[connect]: Connect People to Places

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Virtually Outdoors @ Evergreen

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Artist Showcase: Logan MacDonald

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Artist Showcase: Kristin Li

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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TD Future Cities Speaker Series: Leading Beyond Limits: Creating Inclusive Spaces

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

People & Engagement, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Building Our Urban Futures: Inside Canada’s Infrastructure Strategy

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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Building Our Urban Futures: Report Review

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Foresight

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TD Future Cities Speaker Series: In Conversation with Edward Burtynsky and Kate Taylor, Visual Art Critic, The Globe and Mail

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Climate Adaptability

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Learning Outside at Schools: Future, Fad, or Fantasy?

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Climate Adaptability

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FeminiCITY

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

#UnexpectedSolutions, Placekeeping & Placemaking

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Leveraging Transit for Affordable Housing: an Opportunity to Rethink our Silos

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Construction & Development, #UnexpectedSolutions

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TD Future Cities Speaker Series: Re-Indigenizing Cities

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

For Indigenous Communities, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Spaces and Places of Exclusion: Rental Housing Disparities for Toronto’s Racialized and Immigrant Communities

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Construction & Development, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Reimagining Smart Cities: Building Digital Capacity and Intergenerational Legacy

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

For Indigenous Communities, #UnexpectedSolutions

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7 Generations Partnership Gathering: A Welcome Presentation

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

For Indigenous Communities, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge: Catching Up with the Winners

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Smart Cities Challenge, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Housing Supply Challenge – First Round Launch

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Housing Supply Challenge, #UnexpectedSolutions

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In Conversation with Haida Elder Kii’iljuus Barbara Wilson and Hailzaqv Elder Hilistis Pauline Waterfall

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

For Indigenous Communities, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Using Data to Address Wicked Problems

Author(s): Evergreen & Open North

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Data, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Smart Cities for People

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

People & Engagement, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Lessons Learned with Sidewalk Labs

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Governance, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Data Governance in the Public Interest: A Foundation for Open Smart Cities

Author(s): Evergreen & Open North

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Governance, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Innovative Housing Showcase

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Public Engagement, #UnexpectedSolutions

Webinar

Data Driven Round Virtual Information Session

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Housing Supply Challenge, #UnexpectedSolutions

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2020 CMHC Housing Research Awards

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Public Engagement, #UnexpectedSolutions

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The Right to Housing

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Public Engagement, #UnexpectedSolutions

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Scaling Innovation Housing Workshop

Author(s): Evergreen

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: December 2020

Construction & Development, #UnexpectedSolutions