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DIALOG’s Antonio Gómez-Palacio at SHIFT 2023: Raising All Boats

March 7, 2023

Join Antonio Gómez-Palacio, DIALOG Chair, on Friday, March 10, 2023, as he delivers a keynote presentation “Wellbeing by Design: A purpose-driven built environment” at the SHIFT Planning Conference 2023: Raising All Boats hosted by Dalhousie University School of Planning, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Event Details

Date:                 Friday, March 10, 2023
Time:                9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AST
Location:         Alderney Landing, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Fee:                   Free

Click here to register for this event.

Wellbeing by Design: A purpose-driven built environment 

As a society, today, we face seemingly unsurmountable challenges: climate change, social equity, stained economics. How we build our homes, our neighbourhoods, our cities, serves to either compound the problem or find a solution. It is up to us to decide – with every brick we lay down, every tree we plant, every window we install. This talk has a simple premise – that the design of our built environment can, and should, serve to meaningfully improve the wellbeing of communities. Cities can, and should, be part of the solution. Having a purpose has an impact.

About SHIFT 23: Raising All Boats

SHIFT is a free annual planning conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, dedicated to discussing a variety of topics related to cities. Every March, the event brings together policymakers, planners, scholars, and community to discuss and debate issues that affect the places where we live, work and play. This year’s theme is surrounding equity consisting of two streams of housing and public transit in Halifax.