SummitBanner Guelph Urban Design Summit: Delivering Change on the Ground. The City of Guelph is growing, and the way Guelph is growing is changing. Mixed-use and higher-density development is occurring, and good urban design is critical to ensure this growth is being proactively and thoughtfully planned. This investment in high-quality design is how we create more liveable and enduring places. This is the essence of successful City-building and the vision of cities across Ontario. But how do we move beyond the vision to delivering change on the ground?

Public Discussion: Are you interested in how Guelph is designing growth?

David Miller, President of WWF Canada and 63rd Mayor of Toronto, and Andrew Howard, co-founder of Build a Better Block, will discuss how good urban design creates more liveable and enduring places.  The discussion will be moderated by Ric Young.

Professional Workshop

This full-day workshop, for those engaged in urban design projects or urban-led initiatives will focus on usable urban design tools and strategies. It will be a mechanism for addressing the important challenge of implementing great urban design. Enjoy three presentations from leading thinkers in urban design, a mobile workshop and networking opportunities.


  • All contact information collected at time of purchase will be shared with City of Guelph conference organisers.
  • Registration includes one ticket to the Monday, May 5th lecture (do not purchase) featuring David Miller and Andrew Howard (at no additional cost). Attendance is optional, all registrants will be contacted by a conference organiser to confirm if they will be attending Monday night's discussion.

To register:

  1. Choose one of the mobile workshops below and proceed as directed.
  2. If you do not already have a customer account at River Run Centre, you will need to create one. Please note that the name of the person attending the workshop must be used in the account. This name does NOT need to match the name on the credit card.
  3. Proceed to the shopping cart and select “pick up from box office” as the delivery method. Tickets and receipts will be available for pick-up at the registration table at River Run Centre when you arrive.


Evolving the Suburban Commercial Centres to Walkable Mixed Use Nodes

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Evolving the Suburban Corridor

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Making it Happen in a Historic Downtown Context

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Ticket Prices
Early Bird: $99.00 (available until April 7)
Regular: $139.00
At the request of the presenter, refunds are offered until April 17th.

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