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June 1, 2007
Media Advisory: Eric Kuhne Presentation on Building Great Cities
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Renowned architect and city-builder Eric R. Kuhne presents his pivotal speech “Marketplace of Ideas.” He advocates creating mixed-use centres of excellence, connected to the city’s soul by understanding its culture, architecture, geography, customs and history.

The Toronto Economic Development Corporation is co-hosting the event with the city’s Planning and Growth Management Committee.

In his presentation Kuhne makes a passionate appeal to contemporary society from his experience with cities across four continents. He analyzes our collective responsibility in redeeming the vitality of cities, and through examples of his projects worldwide presents his philosophy on city-building.

Eric Kuhne is a principal of CivicArts, an international design consultancy in London, England. It is dedicated to the reintegration of architecture, landscape and the civic arts. For more information see

WHERE: Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers

DATE: Monday, June 4th, 2007

TIME: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Torontonians are welcome to attend.

TEDCO is Toronto’s Urban Development Corporation. It owns more than 500 acres of land across the City of Toronto and leases properties to 80 businesses. Incorporated in 1986, TEDCO’s unique role is overseen by a Board of Directors and is responsible to its sole shareholder, the City of Toronto.

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Media contact:
Eva Varangu
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Toronto Economic Development Corporation



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