Antonio Gomez-Palacio speaker’s page

Antonio Gomez-Palacio speaker’s page

Antonio’s professional experience and research focuses on the intersection of architecture, planning, and urban design. He is internationally recognized for transforming cities into vibrant urban places that respond to their social, economic, and environmental context. Antonio’s work is rooted in participatory processes.  He has worked on a wide range of projects including urban intensification, master planning, mixed-use, transit, heritage, economic development, and sustainability. Antonio is a respected and award winning urban designer known for managing complex projects characterized by consistency, quality, and beauty. Antonio is currently the Chair of the City of Vaughan Design Review Panel and is past Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects. He has also acted as a juror, guest critic, and lecturer for national and international institutions, including the Ontario Association of Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, the University of Guelph, the Universidad Iberoamericana, the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, and others. Antonio is involved with a number of industry initiatives and organizations including the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. Antonio is a founding partner of DIALOG and formerly of the Office for Urbanism.  He is also a founding member of The Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure Working Group (2009 — present). Credentials and Recognition: Arq. MES, RPP, MCIP, FRAIC Speaking and Workshop Engagements In addition to his full time Urban Design Practice as a Principal in DIALOG’s Toronto studio, Antonio speaks at and facilitates international conferences, seminars, and workshops on the topic of community wellbeing, building cities, campuses, and urban environments to enhance the social and economic vitality by leveraging design, transportation, and the natural and cultural context. If you would like to have Antonio speak or facilitate a workshop at your conference or event please contact him at ac.ngisedgolaidnull@pga.

Speaking and Facilitation Engagements:

 

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • 5th Annual Summit on Public Consultation & Engagement – “Non-Traditional Public Consultation Techniques & Social Media” – December 1 & 2, 2015
  • TSA Urban Affairs Forum – Designing Toronto’s Parks – Moderator – November 12, 2015
  • ULI Toronto Symposium – “Driverless City” – November 3, 2015
  • Rail-Volution 2015 – “Integrating Health, Livable Communities & Transit: A How-To Discussion” – October 27, 2015
  • Council for Canadian Urbanism 7th Summit – Moderator of Young Urbanists’ Panel – October 16, 2015
  • 2015 RAIC Festival of Architecture – “West Campus: Lessons in Transformative City-Building” – June 2015
  • THRIVE 2015 CIP/SPPI Annual Conference – “Urban Vibrancy: Delivering On An Elusive Goal” – June 2015
  • OPPI Oak Ridges District 5th Annual Summer Solstice Event – “Global City Planning” – June 17, 2015
  • GTSWG, Switching Tracks: Towards transit equity in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Moderator – May 31, 2015
  • TSA Urban Affairs Forum, Moderator – “Toronto Island Airport: Expansion Design Considerations” – May 28, 2015
  • TSA Healthy Cities Forum, Moderator – April 21, 2015

2014

  • Downtown Winnipeg Public Forum – Transit Oriented Development – November 2014
  • University of Toronto – Lecture on Urban Design and Resilient Communities Framework – November 2014
  • University of Manitoba – Coming to a Common Place: Indigenous Peoples and Urban Design – November 2014
  • OPPI Symposium – “Beyond Mobility:  Corridor Planning for the Bigger Picture” – October 2014
  • Alberta Association of Architects 2014 Professional Development Day – “Urban Vibrancy” – October 2014
  • Rail-Volution 2014 – “Beyond Mobility:  Corridor Planning for the Bigger Picture” – September 2014
  • 10th World Congress on Design + Health, Healthy Cities 2030 Pre-Congress Symposium Panel Member – July 2014
  • CIP/API Conference 2014 – ‘People Matter in Transit Area Design’ Presentation + Panel Member – July 2014
  • 6th Annual Transforming + Revitalizing Downtowns Summit 2014 – Conference Chair – June 2014
  • 51st International Making Cities Livable 2014 – ‘Urban Vibrancy’ Presentation + Submission of paper for publication – June 2014
  • Ontario Heritage Planners Network Meeting 2014 – “Contemporary Design in Heritage Conservation Districts’ Presentation – May 2014 (VIDEO)
  • Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium 2014 – ‘Planning for Sustainability at University of Calgary’s West Campus’ Presentation with John Lyons – May 2014
  • ULI 2014 Conference – ‘A Model for Building Healthy Places’ Panel Member + ‘Urban Wellness’ Presentation – April 2014
  • Sandford Fleming Forum 2014 – ‘Planning Resilient Communities’ Panel Member + Presenter – April 2014
  • BOMA 2014 Conference – Presenter – March 2014
  • Canadian Urban Institute 2014 – ‘Global Suburbanism’ Panel Member – February 2014
  • CAPS 2014 Conference – ‘Regional Planning’ Panel Member + ‘Transit Urbanism’ Presenter – February 2014

2013

  • CityAge – The Innovation City – Presenter – October 2013
  • ACT Canada Sustainable Mobility Summit – Keynote Speaker – October 2013
  • CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference – Presenter – September 2013 (VIDEO)
  • A Suburban Revolution? – City Institute at York University – Panelist – September 2013
  • Canadian Urban Transit Association Annual Conference – Keynote Speaker – June 2013
  • 5th Annual Transforming & Revitalizing Downtown Summit – Conference Chair + Presenter – June 2013
  • TCAT Complete Streets Forum – Plenary Moderator – May 2013
  • CityAge – The Modern Metropolis – Presenter – May 2013 (VIDEO)
  • The Agenda with Steve Paikin – Toronto Island Airport Dilemma Panelist – April 2013 (VIDEO)

2012

  • CIP / APPI 2012 Conference – Presenter – October 2012
  • IIDEX Canada 2012 Conference – Speaker – September 2012
  • RAIC Festival of Architecture 2012 – Session Presenter – June 2012
  • 4th Annual Transforming & Revitalizing Downtown Summit – Panelist – June 2012
  • Planning Institute of BC 2012 Conference – Presenter – May 2012
  • TCAT Complete Streets Forum – Presenter – April 2012

Interviews and Publications

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