C4C/AM800 Weekly Citybuilding Conversations with Dan MacDonald

Dan MacDonald from AM800

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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 build back better together? What are the small things that will make the city better for everyone? Dan talks to Windsorites making the difference on public spaces, equitable citybuilding, active transportation, housing, events, main streets, sustainability, the arts, innovation, and more.

Radio Segments

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…

AM800: Creating a Green Movement in the Canadian Muslim Community with Aadil Nathani

(6 April 2022) Co-founder and Director of Operations & Partnerships at Green Ummah, Aadil Nathani, talks with Dan MacDonald about…

AM800: The EV Battery Plant Investment and How Design Can Transform Windsor with Dorian Moore

(30 March 2022) Architect and urban designer, Dorian Moore, talks with Dan MacDonald about lessons for Windsor from the Congress…

AM800: The Dire Need for More Housing with Anneke Smit

(23 March 2022) Centre for Cities Director, Anneke Smit, talks with Dan MacDonald about the $5 billion electric vehicle battery…

AM800: Missing Middle Housing with Councillor Chris Holt

(2 March 2022) City Councillor Chris Holt talks with Dan MacDonald about missing middle housing, Windsor's housing crisis and densification…

AM800: Recovering the Stories of the McDougall Street Corridor with Willow Key

(2 March 2022) University of Windsor Masters student Willow Key talks with Dan MacDonald about her oral history research project…

AM800: UWindsor’s Downtown Investment with President Rob Gordon

(23 February 2022) The University of Windsor's President, Rob Gordon, talks with Dan MacDonald about the University's role in good…

AM800: Seeing Windsor Through a Tourist’s Eyes with Kamryn Cusumano

(09 February 2022) Photographer and owner of Stay Open, Kamryn Cusumano, talks with Dan MacDonald about exploring Windsor through a…

AM800: Winter Wheels with Lori Newton and Liam Alcock

(02 February 2022) Executive Director of Bike Windsor, Lori Newton, and Cycling Education Coordinator for the Bike Kitchen, Liam Alcock,…

AM800: The Summit On the City: Recovering Canada’s Downtowns with Anneke Smit and Jason Reynar

(26 January 2022) Centre for Cities Director, Dr. Anneke Smit, and CAO of the City of Windsor, Jason Reynar, talk…

AM800: Housing Innovation and the Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) Data Project with Frazier Fathers and Shereen Arcis

(January 19 2022) ADUsearch.ca co-lead, Frazier Fathers and Centre for Cities student researcher Shereen Arcis, talk with Dan MacDonald additional…

AM800: Small Neighbourhood Businesses as Community Hubs with Amor Hernandez and Tom Lucier

(January 12 2022) Amor Hernandez from Cafe Amor and Tom Lucier from Phog Lounge talk with Dan MacDonald about the…

AM800: 2022 Elections: What’s at Stake for City Building with Kiemia Rezagian and Doug Sartori

(January 5 2022) Rose City Politics Panelist Doug Sartori and Community Advocate Kiemia Rezagian talk with Dan MacDonald about a…

AM800: The Magic of Main Streets, City Building and Shopping Local for the Holidays with Allie Mistakidis and Dan Wells

On the holiday edition of the AM800 CKLW/Centre for Cities city building segment, Dan MacDonald talked with Biblioasis Bookshop's Dan…

AM800 Special Edition: “Windsor Blooms” report release, with CUI’s Mary Rowe

To mark the release of the Canadian Urban Institute's report Windsor Blooms, part of the CUIxLocal cross-Canada study of cities,…

AM800: Let’s Talk Money with Anneke Smit and Jess Bondy

(December 8 2021) Centre for Cities director Dr. Anneke Smit and Jess Bondy of Activate Transit Windsor Essex (ATWE) talk…

AM800: Walk the City, Don’t Walk Away with Shawn Micallef

(December 1 2021) Shawn Michallef, Journalist for the Toronto Star and Educator at the University of Toronto, talks with Dan…

AM800: How Public Art is City Building with Jennifer Matotek

(November 24 2021) Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW), Jennifer Matotek, talks with Dan MacDonald about the…

AM800: Gateway Park, and Green Spaces in City Building with Hugo Vega

(November 17 2021) River West resident and community advocate Hugo Vega talks with Dan MacDonald about the Gateway Park announcement,…

AM800: Municipal Budgets, Priorities and What Young People Want and Need with Kiemia Rezagian

(November 10 2021) Kiemia Rezagian, community organizer and advocate for just and healthy communities, talks with Dan MacDonald about influencing…

AM800: Public Transit and City-building with Jess Bondy

(November 3 2021) Jess Bondy, founder of new grassroots advocacy group Activate Transit Windsor Essex, talks with Dan MacDonald about…

AM800: The City of Windsor’s New Budget Engagement Tool with Rino Bortolin

(October 27 2021) Windsor Ward 3 City Councillor Rino Bortolin talks with Dan MacDonald about the City of Windsor's new…

AM800: E-Bikes soft launch, bike lanes (third lanes), and Open Streets with Bird Canada CEO Stewart Lyons

(October 20 2021) Stewart Lyons, CEO of Bird Canada, talks with Dan MacDonald about Bird Canada's bike share service, and…

AM800: The Importance of Open Streets with Michelle Staadegaard

(October 13 2021) Michelle Staadegaard, Manager of Culture and Events for the City of Windsor, talks with Dan MacDonald about…

AM800: Introducing Windsor Public Library’s New Book-Bike with Kitty Pope

(October 6 2021) Kitty Pope, CEO of Windsor Public Library, joins Dan McDonald to talk about BETTY (the new bookmobile…

AM800: Is Windsor a Cycling City with Christopher Waters

(September 29 2021) Centre for Cities Affiliate and Windsor Law Professor, Dr. Christopher Waters, talks with Dan McDonald about his…

AM800: Community Land Trusts with Princess Doe

(September 22 2021) Centre for Cities Research Associate and Windsor Law Student, Princess Doe, Talks with Dan McDonald About Community…

AM800: Citybuilding Challenges and Potential with new City of Windsor CAO Jason Reynar

(September 8 2021) Jason Reynar, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Windsor, talks with Dan McDonald about challenges and…

AM800: Thriving Communities with Richard Peddie

(September 1 2021) Richard Peddie, Owner of River Bookshop and Co-Chair of Thrive! Amherstburg placemaking council talks with Dan McDonald…

AM800: Best Practices from International City-Building with Dorian Moore

(August 25 2021) Dorian Moore, Architect and Urban Designer, Partner in Archive Design Studio in Detroit, and Instructor at the…

AM800: Exploring Downtown Spaces with Meaghen Quinn

(August 18 2021) University of Windsor Professor Meaghen Quinn talks with Dan MacDonald about bringing back theatre, and the urge…

AM800: Ontarians on the Move with Melinda Munro

(August 04 2021) Melinda Munro, owner of Munro Strategic Perspective, talks with Dan MacDonald about what rapid population growth and…

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AM800: City Space Programming with Ken Acton

(July 21 2021) Windsor Regional Society of Architects' Ken Acton, talks with Dan MacDonald about their Windsor Film Festival partnership…

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AM800: Pushing For a More Bike Friendly City with Jana Jandal Alrifai

(July 14 2021) Windsor Essex Youth Climate Council Vice President, Jana Jandal Alrifai, talks with Dan MacDonald about bike lane…

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AM800: Ford City Comeback, Challenges of Turning a Neighbourhood Around with Shane Potvin

(July 7 2021) Chair of the Ford City BIA, Shane Potvin, talks with Dan MacDonald about main street rejuvenation, community…

AM800: Land Acknowledgements and Indigenous Visibility at the Municipal Level with Beverly Jacobs

(June 23 2021) Centre for Cities Affiliate and Acting Dean Beverly Jacobs talks with Dan MacDonald about reconciliation, land acknowledgements…

Anneke Smit

AM800: City Recovery with Anneke Smit

(June 23 2021) Dan MacDonald from AM800 talks with Dr. Anneke Smit, Director of the Centre for Cities, about lessons…

Councillor Rino Bortolin

AM800: Rebuilding and Recovering Windsor with Rino Bortolin

(June 16 2021) Dan MacDonald from AM800 with Windsor Ward 3 Councillor Rino Bortolin on what the city needs to…

AM800: Active and Public Transportation in Windsor with Jess Bondy

(June 16 2021) Dan MacDonald talks with Jess Bondy, transit advocate, member of the Windsor Bicycling Committee, and co-organizer of…

Hugo Vega from YMCA Southwestern Ontario

AM800: How Windsor Can Work for Everyone with Hugo Vega

(June 15 2021) Dan MacDonald sits down with Hugo Vega, Regional Manager of Settlement Services at the YMCA of Southwestern…

Vincent Georgie of Windsor Downtown Districting Committee

AM800: Vincent Georgie Discusses Why Can’t We Have Nice Things?

(June 15 2021) Dan MacDonald sits down with Vincent Georgie from the Windsor Downtown Districting Committee to discuss building back…

AM800: CUI x Windsor Virtual Listening Tour with Anneke Smit

(June 14 2021) Centre for Cities (C4C) Director Dr. Anneke Smit discusses C4C and its collaboration with the Canadian Urban…

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