Currated by Fadi Masoud (MLA 2010), Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, with Lead Designer, Sessional Lecturer Emilia Hurd (MLA 2014), the exhibition and launch of the Resilience Strategy is a celebration of Toronto’s resilience and the Strategy’s initiation.
The exhibition reflects the Resilience Strategy’s three focus areas — Resilient People and Neighbourhoods, Resilient Design and Infrastructure, and Leading a Resilient City — and traces political, cultural, and physical manifestations of resilience, design, and infrastructure across Toronto. A particular focus is given to contemporary resilient design and urbanism work, with precedents from around the world.
The exhibition features the work of students and faculty from across Daniels as well as the University of Toronto’s School of Cities network. Based on engagement with over 8,000 Torontonians, Toronto’s Resilience Strategy was created to help shape future plans, and drive action within the City of Toronto, and among business, academic, and non-profit organizations, and residents. The goal: to build a city where everyone can thrive.