This was posted over at and event organizer James Coulter asked me to post the notice over here as well, especially given all the discussion this past week about the poor state of Downtown.

So save the date, next Saturday! Hope to see you there.


On Saturday, March 22 come out to the St. Clair Centre for the Arts to participate in a day of progressive thought and dialogue. and St. Clair College present Windsor: Planning for the Future. Speakers – Jim Yanchula, Larry Silani and Veronika Mogyorody will present their thoughts on urban planning and what makes a great downtown. The event aims to bring current and future trends that affect downtown Windsor’s development to the public arena. Participants will learn about new developments in urban planning, and will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences during the round-table discussions.

Admission is free.

Tentative Itinerary

8:30-9:00 Pick-up participant packages, coffee and muffins.

9:00-9:10 Opening remarks.

9:10-9:40 Jim Yanchula, International Downtown Association

9:40-10:10 Larry Silani, Inter-Municipal Planning Coordination Committee

10:10-10:20 Break

10:20-10:50 Veronika Mogyorody, green/sustainable urban development

10:50-11:00 Remarks and participant survey instructions.

11:00-12:30 Lunch and Downtown Survey.

12:30-1:30 Round-table discussion w/Jim, Larry and Veronika

1:30-2:00 Open mic’ question period

2:00-2:10 Closing remarks.

This event is open to any person that wants to know more about urban planning and would like to be part of the discussion of Downtown Windsor’s future. The organizer recognizes that this date falls on the Easter weekend and if you cannot stay for the entire day or cannot arrive until later there is no problem. Your participation in this community exercise is invaluable in demonstrating that the people of this region really do care and want to be part of the solution.

For more information e-mail James.

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