The NCC’s Urbanism Lab is an innovative space where Canadians and leaders in urbanism, design, heritage and conservation, sustainability, and placemaking get together to inspire the future of the National Capital Region.

The NCC’s Urbanism Lab lecture series returns to 40 Elgin for its 9th season!

The annual Urbanism Lab lecture series will be presented in person at 40 Elgin Street and virtually, via YouTube. Simultaneous interpretation and closed captioning services are offered during events.


In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines issued by public health authorities, the NCC will continue to take every step to ensure that it supports the health and safety of our staff, and of those who take part in our activities.

About season 9

Running from December 2022 to June 2023, season 9 will feature a variety of subjects:

  • revisiting street design for equity and sustainability
  • new traditional architecture
  • urbanism and the human factor in light of climate change
  • planning for revitalization and urban livability in Canada’s central parks
  • showcasing excellence in Indigenous planning and design

Past series

Never participated in an Urbanism Lab event before? Watch one of our past events on our YouTube channel to explore some of the topics we’ve covered.

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