C4C/AM800 Weekly Citybuilding Conversations with Dan MacDonald

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Join Dan MacDonald every Wednesday at 10:10 am for the Centre for Cities/AM800 citybuilding segment. What do we need to make the city better for everyone? Dan talks to people making the difference on public spaces, equitable citybuilding, active transportation, housing, events, main streets, sustainability, the arts, innovation, and more.

Radio Segments

AM800 Citybuilding: Downtown Block Party

(10 July 2024) Ward 3 City Councillor Renaldo Agostino joins Dan MacDonald to talk about this weekend's Euro Cup Block…

AM800 Citybuilding: Summer

(3 July 2024) Mike Karloff joins Dan MacDonald to discuss the Jazz Program running from July 15-19. Aspiring musicians are…

AM800 Citybuilding: Jazz in the Park

(21 June 2024) Kristen Siapas, organizer of Jazz in the Park, joins Dan MacDonald to talk about where you can…

AM800 Citybuilding: Carousel of Nations – Persian Carrousel

(12 June 2024) Maryam Safarzadeh, Founder & Managing Director at Windsor Persain Arts and Cultural Centre, joins Dan MacDonald to…

AM800 Citybuilding: Bike to Work Day

(29 May 2024) Councillor Kieran McKenzie joins Dan MacDonald to talk about the City of Windsor's Bike to Work Day…

AM800 Citybuilding: James L Dunn Public School Slow Roll

(22 May 2024) Mel Brown, Principal at James L Dunn, joins Dan MacDonald to talk about the school's Slow Roll.…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Congress for New Urbanism

(8 May 2024) Dr. Anneke Smit joins Dan MacDonald from Cincinnati to discuss The Congress for New Urbanism. Listen below.

AM800 Citybuilding: London: City of Music Conference

(8 May 2024) Cory Crossman, Director of London Music Office talks about the event and what will be happening in…

AM800 Citybuilding: Jane’s Walks Weekend 2

(1 May 2024) Jane’s Walk organizer Sarah Morris on the second weekend of the festival and what to expect from…

AM800 Citybuilding: Roundtable on Downtown Revitalization

(24 April 2024) C4C’s Anneke Smit, Rino Bortolin, and Dorian Moore joined host Dan MacDonald this morning on a special…

Oversized Danger

AM800 Citybuilding: Oversized Danger

(17 April 2024) Environmental lawyer Albert Koehl joins Dan MacDonald to discuss the release of "Oversized Danger: Report on the…

AM800 Citybuilding: Spinning Stories Windsor Debut

(11 April 2024) Syx Langemann joins Dan MacDonald to discuss the debut of Spinning Stories, an 8-part documentary series featuring…

AM800 Citybuilding: Jazz in the Park Returns

(3 April 2024) Organizer Kristen Siapas talks about what to expect from the series this year! Listen to the segment…

AM800 Citybuilding: St. Patrick’s Day in Ford City with Richard Bayley and Brandon Lunansky

(13 March 2024) The St. Patrick's Day celebration in Ford City this weekend was the focus of this week's C4C/AM800…

AM800 Citybuidling: Windsor-Detroit Gordie Howe International Bridge with Heather Grondin

(24 January 2024) Chief Relations Officer of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) Heather Grondin spoke with host Dan MacDonald about how the forthcoming…

AM800 Citybuilding: 20 Years of Phog Lounge with Owner Tom Lucier

(4 January 2024) This C4C/AM800 Citybuilding segment featured Tom Lucier, the owner of Phog Lounge, a 'small, but mighty' space for arts,…

AM800 Citybuilding: Black History Month and the Detroit River Project with Kim Simmons

(7 February 2024) In this week's citybuilding segment, Kimberly Simmons, President of the Detroit River Project, spoke on the fight to get…

AM800 Citybuilding: Black History Month at Art Windsor-Essex with Irene Moore Davis

(14 February 2024) On this week's C4C/AM800 Citybuilding segment, Irene Moore Davis of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Detroit Lions’ Victory and How Sports Contribute to Our Cities– with Dorian Moore and Mark Nickita

(17 January 2024) In last week's AM800 Citybuilding segment: urban designers, architects, and citybuilders Mark Nickita and Dorian Moore (also…

AM800 Citybuilding: Nadja Pelkey on the City-Focused Exhibits at Art-Windsor Essex

(10 January 2024) In this week's C4C/AM800 citybuilding segment, Nadja Pelkey, Digital Initiatives and Partnerships Coordinator of Art Windsor Essex…

AM800 Citybuilding: Centre for Cities Housing Systems Innovation Lab Launch with Rino Bortolin

(1 November 2023) On this C4C/AM800 Citybuilding segment, our very own Rino Bortolin joined guest host Jon Liedtke to announce…

AM800 Citybuilding: Holiday Shopping and Local Placemaking with Allie Mistakidis of Whiskeyjack Boutique and Dan Wells of Biblioasis Bookshop

(13 December 2023) On this week's C4C/AM800 Citybuilding segment, a focus on main streets and shopping local over the holidays.…

AM800 Citybuilding: Canadian Urban Institute’s Mary Rowe on the State of Canada’s Cities Report Launch

(6 December 2023) On this week's AM800 Citybuilding segment, Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) President and CEO Mary Rowe gave a…

AM800 Citybuilding: State of Canada’s Cities Summit & Report Launch with Anneke Smit

(29 November 2023) On today's AM800 Citybuilding segment with host Dan MacDonald, Centre for Cities' Director Anneke Smit spoke on…

AM800 Citybuilding: Brian Yeomans of Windsor Light Music Theatre on Upcoming Sound of Music Productions: Theatre as a Communitybuilder 

(22 November 2023) Brian Yeomans, a cast member of the Windsor Light Music Theatre, joined host Dan MacDonald to speak on…

AM800 Citybuilding: Ojibway Abi Shkaabewis Event with Kiniw Cleland and Tristan Thompson

(08 November 2023) Kiniw Cleland and Tristan Thompson, Youth Indigenous Stewards with the University of Windsor's National Urban Park Hub…

AM800 Citybuilding: Anneke Smit and the C4C x WIFF Screening of Lac-Mégantic: ceci n’est pas un accident

(25 October 2023) On this week's Citybuilding segment, the Centre for Cities’ very own Anneke Smit joined host Dan MacDonald…

AM800 Citybuilding: Dr. Michael Gilbertson and the Windsor-Essex On Watch Panel on Air Pollution

(18 October 2023) Environmental Health Researcher Dr. Michael Gilbertson speaks on his involvement in Windsor-Essex On Watch's recent panel exploring the links between air pollution…

AM800 Citybuilding: Commuting Communities Challenge – Live Net Zero with the Waddell-Shanklands

(30 August 2023) The Waddell-Shanklands, a Windsor-based socially-conscious family of four, joined host Dan MacDonald to speak on being selected…

AM800 Citybuilding: Daniel Bombardier on the Free For All Walls Festival

(6 September 2023) Artist and founder of the Free for All Walls movement, Daniel Bombardier (“Denial”), discussed the evolution of…

AM800 Citybuilding: Open Streets – University of Windsor School of Creative Arts with Kaitlyn Karns

(13 September 2023) Kaitlyn Karns from the University of Windsor's School of Creative Arts (SOCA) discussed Windsor’s Open Streets event…

AM800 Citybuilding: Marium Tolson-Murtty on the Inaugural UWindsor Black Alumni Weekend

(20 September 2023) Marium Tolson-Murtty, Director of the Office of Anti-Racism Organizational Change at the University of Windsor, joined guest…

AM800 Citybuilding: Truth and Reconciliation with David Pitawanakwat

(27 September 2023) David Pitawanakwat, the Indigenous Justice Coordinator at Legal Assistance of Windsor, spoke on the meaning of Orange…

AM800 Citybuilding: Better Cities Film Festival with Mark Nickita

(11 October 2023) President and Founder of Archive DS, Mark Nickita joined host Dan MacDonald to discuss the 10th anniversary…

AM800 Citybuilding: Lexi Paza and David Schrayer on the Social Purpose Real Estate Summit

(4 October 2023) Lexi Paza and David Schrayer of the Nonprofit Centers Network discuss the concept of social purpose real…

AM800 Citybuilding: Craig Capaccione from Museum Windsor on Saturday’s Free Day and Cycling Exhibit at the Chimczuk

(23 August 2023) Dan MacDonald is joined by Craig Capaccione from Museum Windsor, to talk about cycling-themed activities coming to…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Higher Ground Music Festival by CJAM 99.1FM with Alex Sellick

(26 July 2023) CJAM Program Director, Alex Sellick, joins Jon Liedtke on this week’s C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment to…

AM800 Citybuilding: Canada’s First National Urban Park Hub Research Collaboration with Anneke Smit and Catherine Febria

(19 July 2023) Director of the Windsor Law Centre for Cities, Anneke Smit, and Catherine Febria, Director of the Healthy…

AM800 Citybuilding: Dr. Owen Waygood and Melinda Munro on the Kid-Built City

(18 July 2023) Dr. Owen Waygood, Professor of Transportation Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, and Melinda Munro of Munro Strategic Perspective, join…

AM800 Citybuilding: Jazz in the Park with Kristen Siapas

(12 July 2023) Lanspeary Park Jazz in the Park organizer, Kristen Siapas, joins Jon Liedtk on this week’s C4C /…

AM800 City Building: The May Court Club of Windsor with Martha Robinson

(5 July 2023) Publicity Director with the May Court Club of Windsor, Martha Robinson, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C…

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AM800 City Building: Indigenous People’s Day Festival with Julie Tucker

(28 June 2023) Curator of the Water Protectors Exhibit at Art Windsor-Essex, Julie Rae Tucker, joins Dan Macdonald on this…

AM800 Citybuilding: Welcome Centre Shelter for Women – Run With Her Race with Lady Laforet

(21 June 2023) Director of the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families, Lady Laforet, joins Dan Macdonald on this…

AM800 Citybuilding: Can’t Scare Me Back! Project with Luke Maddaford

(14 June 2023) In honour of pride month, Luke Maddaford, a Creative director of the CAN'T SCARE ME BACK! project,…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Windsor-Essex Bike Kitchen with Bike Kitchen Summer Student Staff

(7 June 2023) Summer student at the Windsor-Essex Bike Kitchen, Sofie Waters, joins Dan MacDonald on this week's C4C /…

AM800 Citybuilding: Walk of Solidarity with Amna Masoodi

(31 May 2023) In today's C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment, Dan was joined by Amna Masoodi, an organizer of the…

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AM800 Citybuilding: The String Project with Dr. Bernadette Berthelotte

(24 May 2023) Greater Essex County District School Board teacher consultant for the arts, Dr. Bernadette Berthelotte, joins Dan Macdonald…

AM800 Citybuilding: Cycling Infrastructure in Windsor with Kieran McKenzie

(17 May 2023) Ward 9 Windsor city councillor, Kieran McKenzie, joins Jon Liedtke on this week’s C4C / AM800 citybuilding…

AM800 Citybuilding: Windsor’s First Urban Forest Management Plan with Yemi Adeyeye

(10 May 2023) Yemi Adeyeye, City of Windsor Manager of Forestry & Natural Areas joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C…

AM800 Citybuilding: Exploring Spring Garden with the Friends of Ojibway Prairie and Healthy Headwaters Lab with Shayenna Nolan

(5 May 2023) Windsor-Essex Jane’s Walk guide and University of Windsor Healthy Headwaters Lab PhD student, Shayenna Nolan, joins Dan…

AM800 Citybuilding: Jane’s Walks Continues – A Deeper Dive into our Local Walking History with Frazier Fathers, Melinda Munro, and Nicole Baillargeon

(May 3 2023) Windsor-Essex Jane’s Walk Guides, Frazier Fathers, Melinda Munro, and Nicole Baillargeon join Dan Macdonald on this week’s…

AM800 Citybuilding: Windsor Jane’s Walk with Sarah Morris

(26 April 2023) Windsor Jane's Walk festival organizer, Sarah Morris, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding…

AM800 Citybuilding: Explaining the Topic of 15-Minute Cities and Their Benefits With Anneke Smit

(19 April 2023) Centre for Cities Director, Anneke Smit, joins Dan MacDonald for an extended C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment…

AM800 Citybuilding: Official Launch of the McDougall Street Corridor Walking Tour With Willow Key and Anneke Smit

(12 April 2023) Project lead researcher Willow Key, and C4C Director Dr. Anneke Smit join Dan Macdonald on this week's…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Importance of Municipal Engagement and the Next Generation with Brittney Ketwaroo and Gush Minhas

(5 April 2023) Brittney Ketwaroo and Gush Minhas, students in the Cities and Climate Action Clinic at Windsor Law, join…

AM800 Citybuilding: Art and Law – A Community Consultation with Nadja Pelkey

(29 March 2023) Nadja Pelkey, associate curator of projects and partnerships at Art Windsor-Essex, joins Dan Macdonald on this week’s…

AM800 Citybuiling: Windsor’s Cycling History Exhibition at the Chimczuk Museum with Christopher Waters

(22 March 2023) Centre for Cities affiliate and Windsor Law Professor, Dr. Christopher Waters, joins Dan Macdonald on this week’s…

AM800 Citybuilding: Improving Arts Funding, Artist Collaboration, and How Art Leads to Good City Building with Elliott Hale and Austin Di Pietro

(15 March 2023) Elliott Hale and Austin Di Pietro, two of the Windsor Artists Exchange founding members, join Dan Macdonald…

AM800 Citybuilding: Art Windsor-Essex and the Impact of Art in the City of Windsor with Jennifer Matotek

(8 March 2023) Jennifer Matotek, Executive Director of Art Windsor-Essex, discusses AWE at Night, Spatial Geometry and collaborations with the…

AM800 Citybuilding: Importance of Protecting Water Sources in the City, the Role of Scientists, and Community Engagement with Catherine Febria

(1 March 2023) Dr. Catherine Febria, Director of the Healthy Headwaters Lab at the University of Windsor and Canada Research…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Release of New Murals to Celebrate Black History with Irene Moore Davis

(22 February 2023) Irene Moore Davis, president of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, discusses the release of 3…

AM800 Citybuilding: Trends in Citybuilding and the Importance of Architecture with Dorian Moore

(15 February 2023) Windsor-based Detroit architect and urban designer Dorian Moore discusses trends in city building on this week’s C4C / AM800…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Push for the Detroit River to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Kimberly Simmons

(9 February 2023) Detroit-based historian Kimberly Simmons joins Dan to discuss her efforts to get the Detroit River recognized as…

AM800 Citybuilding: Renewable Energy and the City with Rupp Carriveau

(25 January 2023) Dr. Rupp Carriveau, Associate Professor (Engineering, UWindsor and Director, Environmental Energy Institute) Listen to the clip here.

AM800 Citybuilding: Danardo Jones on the importance of good citybuilding to an effective and fair bail system

(11 January 2023) C4C affiliate and Windsor Law Professor Danardo Jones on the citybuilding features and services that help to…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Role of Business Improvement Areas and Their Importance in Urban Revitalization with Shane Potvin

(7 December 2022) Chair of the Ford City Business Improvement Area (BIA), Shane Potvin, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's…

AM800 Citybuilding: Environmental Priorities for Greener Windsor with Derek Coronado

(30 November 2022) Executive Director of the Citizens Environment Alliance, Derek Coronado, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C /…

AM800 Citybuilding: Municipal ID Program: Possibilities for Inclusion & Dignity Report with Gemma Smyth

(23 November 2022) Professor at Windsor Law, Gemma Smyth, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment…

AM800 Citybuilding: Dear Walkerville: Its Not All About You with Hiba Abdallah

(17 November 2022) In a special Thursday edition of the AM800/C4C Citybuilding segment, Dan MacDonald spoke with artist Hiba Abdallah…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Importance of the Windsor International Film Festival with Vincent Georgie and Anneke Smit

(2 November 2022) Executive Director and Chief Programmer of the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF), Vincent Georgie, and Director of…

AM800 Citybuilding: Poor Voter Turnout with Anneke Smit

(26 October 2022) Centre for Cities Director, Anneke Smit, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment…

AM800 Citybuilding: Participation in the Municipal Election with Osman Warsi

(19 October 2022) Engineer with Stellantis and Website Designer www.windsorvotes.ca, Osama Warsi, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C /…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Importance of Voting and Local Institutions with George Bozanich

(12 October 2022) Minister at Emmanuel United Church, George Bozanich, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding…

AM800 Citybuilding: Advanced Polling and Why Voting Matters with Terri Knight Lepain 

(5 October 2022) Manager of Records and Elections With the City of Windsor, Terri Knight Lepain, joins Dan Macdonald on…

AM800 Citybuilding: Windsor for Change and Climate Change Awareness with Niharkia Bandaru

(28 September 2022) Founder and Director of Windsor For Change, Niharkia Bandaru, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C /…

AM800 Citybuilding: Small Business in Windsor and the Benefits of Interconnected Cities with Michael Weber

(23 September 2022) Owner of Pressure Drop, Michael Weber, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Humans of Transit Project with Bee Zelda

(14 September 2022) Project Manager of the Humans of Transit project, Bee Zelda, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C…

AM800 Citybuilding: Housing the Homeless through the Housing Hub with Valerie Dawn

(7 September 2022) Principal Architect at Glos Arch and Eng, Valerie Dawn, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C /…

AM800 Citybuilding: Back to School and Public Transit with Anahita Jamali Rad

(31 August 2022) Core Organizing Member of Activate Transit Windsor-Essex, Anahita Jamali Rad, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C…

AM800 Citybuilding: Upcoming Elections and the Importance of Engagement with Anneke Smit

(24 August 2022) Centre for Cities Director, Anneke Smit, joins Jon Liedtke on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment to…

AM800 Citybuilding: Dropped on Drouillard Returns with Shane Potvin

(17 August 2023) Chair of the Ford City Business Improvement, Shane Potvin, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C /…

AM800 Citybuilding: Windsor Through the Eyes of a Tourist with Jason McBride

(3 August 2022) Freelance Writer, Jason McBride, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment to discuss…

AM800 Citybuilding: Walking Tour That Explores McDougall Street Corridor’s History with Willow Key and Doug Sartori

(29 July 2023) Willow Key, Master’s researcher with the University of Windsor, and Doug Sartori, Data Consultant at Parallel 42…

AM800 Citybuilding: Breaking Barriers Through Biking with Lori Newton

(20 July 2023) Lori Newton, Executive Director of Bike Windsor-Essex, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding…

AM800 Citybuilding: Creating More Livable Neighbourhoods with Syx Langemann

(13 July 2022) Social Media Manager of the Ottawa Street Business Improvement Association, Syx Langemann, joins Dan Macdonald on this…

AM800 Citybuilding: Embracing History Through Infrastructure in Walkerville with Jake Rodnot

(6 July 2022) Jake Rondot, Chair of Walkerville Business Improvement Association, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800…

AM800 Citybuilding: The Group of Seven Comes to Amherstburg with Jennifer Matotek and Richard Peddie

(29 June 2022) Jennifer Matotek, Executive Director of Art Windsor-Essex, and Richard Peddie, Owner of River Book Shop, join Dan Macdonald…

AM800 Citybuilding: Reutilizing Buildings and The Hive with Chris MacLeod

(22 June 2023) Chris MacLeod, Broker for Distinctive Homes & Real Estate Ltd., joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C…

AM800 Citybuilding: Creating Safe Streets and Traffic Calming with Chris Holt

(15 June 2022) Chris Holt, City Councillor for Windsor Ward 4, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800…

AM800 Citybuilding: Amplifying Voices and Making Cities Safer With Amna Masoodi

(8 June 2022) Amna Masoodi joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C / AM800 citybuilding segment to discuss the one…

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AM800 Citybuilding: Art Alley and the Importance of Public Art with Brian Yeomans

(1 June 2022) Brian Yeomans, chair of the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, joins Dan Macdonald on this week's C4C…

AM800 Citybuilding: Basketball, Downtowns and Inclusion with Dartis Willis

(25 May 2022) Windsor Express basketball's CEO and President Dartis Willis joins Dan to talk about where basketball belongs in…

AM800 Citybuilding: Windsor-Tecumseh and Windsor West Debates on the Vision for Cities with Anneke Smit

(18 May 2022) Anneke Smit, Director of the Centre for Cities on C4C's Windsor-Tecumseh and Windsor West Candidate Forums: The…

AM800 Citybuilding: Dutch Cycling Embassy Workshop and Wyandotte St E. Bike Lanes with Jeff Hagan

(18 May 2022) Interview - Jeff Hagan, City of Windsor Transportation Planning Senior Engineer on the Modacity/Dutch Cycling Embassy workshop…

AM800 Citybuilding: Public Engagement and the Municipal Budget Process with Caroline Taylor and Amna Warsi

(11 May 2022) Windsor residents Caroline Taylor and Amna Warsi on the importance - and challenges - of engaging with…

AM800 Citybuilding: Jane’s Walk Windsor 2022 and A Map of the Detroit River with Thomas Provost

(4 May 2022) Architect Thomas Provost on his Virtual Detroit River Walk and the Jane's Walk Windsor 2022 festival. Listen…

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AM800: City Building – Reflecting on the Mid-Sized Cycling City with Kieran McKenzie and Jana Jandal Alrifai

(27 April 2022) Windsor urged to follow Dutch cycling path to become healthier, wealthier. Kieran McKenzie, Ward 9 City Councillor…

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AM800 Citybuilding: Detroit-Windsor UN Regional Centre of Expertise Designation with Anneke Smit and Stephanie Hartwell

(22 April 2022) On Earth Day, Dan is joined by Dr. Anneke Smit (Director, Centre for Cities, Windsor Law) and…

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AM800 Citybuilding: Can Windsor Evolve Into a Cycling City? with Chris Bruntlett

(20 April 2022) Interview with Chris Bruntlett, Modacity Consultant, on the upcoming C4C/Modacity public lecture and discussion: Building the Mid-sized…

AM800 Citybuilding: Building Bridges Between Windsor and Detroit with Tom Lucier

(13 April 2022) Owner of Phog Lounge Tom Lucier, talks with Dan MacDonald about Downtown Detroit, mystery tours and seeing…

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