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Conversations about City-building at the intersection of planning and engineering. Michelle Berquist, Rob Muir and Muneef Ahmad reflect on stories behind-the-scenes of "Plangineering" projects.

Feb 6, 2018

Lesley Pavan, Director of Design and Development at the City of Mississauga shares her insights into the lifestyle choices on offer in the rapidly urbanizing city where she both works and lives.

Lesley speaks to us about...

Her path from humble roots on the farm, to geographer and through a municipal journey to her role as Director.

Mississauga's evolution from post-war migration right to being nearly built-out with dialogue on some crucial elements along the way

Brownfield redevelopment lands such as St.Lawrence Starch, Inspiration Lakeview and the Imperial Oils Lands (West Village development) along Lake Ontario

Farm to table practices and urban agriculture

The coolness indicator of restaurant culture as well as the contrast to the dining in and the use of Mississauga's green space

The loaded question of density and the evolution of cities

The function of Square One as an element of the evolving downtown

The New Urban Crisis, by Richard Florida

Democracy in the food court