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Land & Development

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building

Geoff Cape
Chief Executive Officer at Assembly Corp.


Geoff Cape is CEO of Assembly Corp., an industry leader in the delivery of sustainable, prefabricated mass-timber housing. For almost 35 years, Geoff has been at the forefront of advancing urban innovation and environmental sustainability across diverse platforms. He has been an author, public speaker, program designer, advisor, and builder who has helped instill a commitment to environmental issues in Canada while being a key advocate for sustainable cities, green infrastructure, and climate change resilience. Geoff is most well known for starting Evergreen in 1991 as a national charity in Canada and transforming 42-acre Evergreen Brick Works into an internationally recognized centre of excellence. Selected in 2018 as a Member of the Order of Canada, Geoff has also been honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of outstanding community contributions. In 2005, Geoff was inducted into an International Fellowship by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and in 2007, Geoff won the Schwab Foundation’s “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Geoff was the founding Chair of the Sustainability Institute, Deputy Chair of Development for Downsview Park, a crown corporation in Canada, and a past Peter F. Drucker Foundation Selection Committee member. Geoff has been a regular participant and speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and is a Global Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Agenda Sessions

  • SESSION C4 – Exploring New Frontiers: Emerging Development Opportunities Across Canada