The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design's Fora series presents Risky Business: Financing the City on Thursday, October 18. The event, held at the Isabel Bader Theatre at 93 Charles Street West, will feature a diverse panel of speakers discussing their own personal experiences in risk assessment, financial investment and city building. Placed within a larger historical context that recognizes the role of church, state and market forces in resource acquisition and risk management, the panel will undoubtedly present a lively discussion on how the contemporary city differs from — or integrates with — historic financing models.

The event will be of particular interest to those interested in the changing roles of architects and real estate developers. With so much of our current city building being undertaken by private market forces, who establishes risk management criteria? The panel at the event includes David Arthur of Brookfield, Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, Rom Dembo of Zerofootprint and Algorithmics Inc. and Ira Gluskin of Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. Richard Sommer, dean of the Daniels Faculty, will moderate the event.

For more information on the event visit the Daniels page here. The event is free and open to the public but requires reserved tickets; you can make your reservation here.