As part of the process to draft a new Official Community Plan, the City of Regina is hosting three public lectures to inspire people to think about what we need to do to make Regina a successful 21st century city.

Tonight, architect Ken Greenberg will discuss the relationship between density and sustainability. Next Wednesday (Sept. 28) urban planner Jennifer Keesmaat (pictured) will explain how mid-sized cities are perfectly positioned for success. Finally, on Oct. 4, city planner Larry Beasley will discuss the importance of vibrant neighbourhoods.

All three lectures will be at the University of Regina Education Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. For more info, visit 

If you visit the website, you’ll see info on another event you should mark down on your calendar. It’s an Ideas Fair & Public Forum that is going to be held Oct. 25-27 at Conexus Arts Centre to further refine ideas about Regina’s future that are going to considered as part of the OCP process. If you like urban planning, as we at prairie dog do, it’s shaping up to be an interesting fall.