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Re-imagining Civic Infrastructure After COVID-19





Recorded Session | June 2nd, 10m - 11am ET OR 1pm - 2pm ET

After COVID-19, some things will return to normal, but in many cases our municipalities may have changed forever. During this webinar, our panelists will discuss how civic infrastructure might change post COVID-19, out of necessity or opportunity. A changing economy will require tough decisions to be made about obsolete assets: which should be reanimated, reimagined and retired.  A new municipal reality will require a shift in planning and design to better protect health and safety. Tune in to hear from a panel of municipal leaders and practitioners as they discuss how civic infrastructure might be re-imagined after COVID-19. 


  Moderator: Kadie Ward, International Economic Development and    Place Branding Executive, Build Strong Cities Corp.

About the Moderator: 

Kadie Ward works in international economic development to help cities, provinces and national governments plan sustainable growth in their communities. Throughout her career, Ward has worked with over 80 cities from 16 countries to define successful measurable economic development policies, strategies and tactical plans. As an award-winning marketer, Ward has designed and activated several targeted campaigns to attract investment, trade, and tourism. As an economic development and policy leader, she has built her global career on the power of collaboration, partnership, and foresight.


  • Jesse Helmer, Deputy Mayor, City of London 
  • Kyle Bentley, Director of City Development & Chief Building Official, City of Pickering
  • Marcia Wallace, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Prince Edward