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Summary: Michelle Berquist, Rob Muir and Muneef Ahmad reflect on stories behind-the-scenes of "Plangineering" projects.
The Plangineers engage experts Sven Beiker and Gary Hsueh to explore the world of autonomous vehicles. Dr. Sven Beiker is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility. Gary Hsueh is Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley. In part 2 of this 2-part interview, Michelle and Rob continue their conversation with Sven and Gary to discuss some implications and possibilities of autonomous vehicle uptake.
The Plangineers engage experts Sven Beiker and Gary Hsueh to explore the world of autonomous vehicles. Dr. Sven Beiker is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility. Gary Hsueh is Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley In part 1 of 2, Michelle and Rob engage with Sven and Gary who break down the basics of "Automated Connected Electric & Shared" vehicles, or "ACES".
Indy Johar, Visionary and Co-Founder of Project OO talks about quiet but crucial change required to enable our cities for the future
Olivia Labonte, Executive Director of Young Diplomats of Canada, talks about grassroots youth engagement Olivia, an economist with a passion for global youth advocacy and sustainable cities, distills ideas from the Canada at 100,000,000 panel. She shares insights from her work as Executive Director of Young Diplomats of Canada, a national non-profit organization focused on creating spaces for young people to engage at the highest levels of decision-making.
Derek Ballantyne, CMHC Board Chair, talks about housing for all. Derek brings his extensive experience in the development and management of housing to answer our questions on the topic. We talk about the merits of piloting policy in real-life versus the pitfalls of policy from the boardroom, and discuss takeaways from the Future Cities Canada Summit 'Housing for All' panel.
Fang-Jui, Service Designer/Consultant at PDIS, shares "New Rules for New Ways" following her involvement on the panel of the same name at the Future Cities Canada Summit. Fang shares insights from her experiences leading workshops and meetings that aim to tackle diverse social issues. The aim of her work is to deal with cross-government issues and enhance a better organisational culture from inside to outside of the government.
Claire Hicks, Program Manager for Future Ready at WSP Canada, shares successes in sustainability. Future Ready is WSPs global innovation program, encouraging staff and clients to see the future more clearly and design for it today. Claire strives to support teams to deliver resilient, sustainable and people-centred project solutions that are prepared for tomorrow's world.
Leah Lawrence is a lifelong advocate for engineering, entrepreneurship and the environment. The President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) shares behind-the-scenes insights on technology and how 'change management' can be about 'change expectation.'
Geoff Cape, Evergreen CEO, speaks to the Plangineers about the vision and potential for Future Cities Canada On site at the inaugural Future Cities Canada Summit, Geoff talks about how lessons learned at the Evergreen Brick Works site can inform city-building.
Desmond Cole, award-winning journalist, activist and author, speaks to the Plangineers on the heels of his opening keynote at the Future Cities Canada Summit, held November 7-9, 2018 at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.
Jo Flatt, Senior Lead of Policy & Partnerships at Evergreen speaks to us about the Future Cities Canada Summit. Future Cities Canada is a new national collaborative that aims to accelerate urban innovation to transform cities for the benefit of us all. The Summit takes place from November 7-9, 2018 at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.
Alex Lenarduzzi, Water Resources Engineer at Conservation Halton shares her thoughts on the role of the natural environment and how it co-exists with the urban environment.
Michelle and Rob, our Plangineers, discuss how paradigms were broken for the revolutionary Deep Lake Water Cooling system
The Plangineers talk about the illusions and realities of public consultation. Rob explains the methods by which we gather and consider various points of consideration when undertaking city-building initiatives. Dialogue revolves around engaging early and often. Michelle shares the pizza analogy of consultation. We talk about change management and the ADKAR model of: - Awareness - Desire - Knowledge - Ability - Reinforcement
Sheila Boudreau, Senior Landscape Architect at Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, shares stories of teaching, engaging and opening up opportunities for indigenous youth. Sheila speaks to us about: - How her experiences have been interwoven to shape what and how she teaches - Taking care of the forest in a free-range upbringing - Why she has embarked upon opening doors for indigenous youth - The importance of the Kairos blanket exercise