What defines a healthy city in 2020?

Join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for a series of expert panels to explore the many factors – from nature and housing to youth and art – that make a healthy city in 2020.

Register below for Housing in the City.

Healthy Cities – Housing in the City
Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa


Catherine McKenney (They/Their), Ottawa City Councillor, Somerset Ward

First elected as City Councillor in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Catherine is committed to improving life for everyone in their community, including more affordable housing, better transit, more trees, streets that are built for people, better public spaces, protecting heritage, and supporting local business.

Dr. Abra Adamo (She/Her), Advisor of Housing Policy and Research at Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Dr. Adamo has over 10 years experience in the urban planning, housing and homelessness policy sectors, working in partnership with different levels of government, non-profit and community stakeholders to create and preserve affordable housing and more sustainable and inclusive neighbourhoods in Canadian municipalities.

Josh Hawley (He/Him), Carleton University PhD candidate, Sociology

Supervised by Professor Jacqueline Kennelly, Hawley’s research and organizing work focus on empowering tenants against systemic injustices. He has recently helped launch the Collective Justice Centre, which is a neighbourhood-based centre dedicated to providing equitable access to justice through legal services and community organizing services.  The Centre identifies and addresses practices and structures of exploitation, oppression, domination, and discrimination.

Dr. Aaron Doyle (He/Him), Panel Moderator, Associate Professor, Carleton’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Doyle joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University in 2002. His research interests include critical and public criminology, especially focusing on jails and prisons, and on relations between media, culture and criminal justice; risk, insurance, security, and governance; surveillance studies, especially camera surveillance; social movements and protest.


For a recap of past Healthy Cities panels by undergraduate student Samphe Ballamingie, visit this page.

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