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The Future of Sustainable Transportation

The Future of Sustainable Transportation

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190 Westmount Rd N

190 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5

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Share your ideas for the future of sustainable transportation in the Waterloo Region

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Interested in sustainable transportation in the Region of Waterloo? You're invited to participate in a discovery lab hosted by GreenHouse, the Geographies of Health in Place lab, and the Faculty of Environment. Join us to exchange ideas, identify unique challenges and opportunities in the Waterloo Region, and explore future opportunities for innovation.

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Keynote Speakers from Mobycon on shared space designs from across the globe

World Café Discussion with collaborative teams from across the Region and University

Opportunity Identification Activity to support the future of sustainable transportation in Waterloo

Networking and Collaboration throughout the event

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Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, we can accept a limited number of registrations for this event and aim to balance the number of participants from across the Region and University. Confirmation of registration will be sent to all accepted participants. All attendees must be willing to comply with the University of Waterloo's COVID-19 policies.

Keynote Speakers: Mobycon

Lennart Nout, Manager of International Strategy, Mobycon

Lennart is an urban mobility design specialist with over ten years of experience in infrastructure design, transport and land-use planning in both New Zealand and The Netherlands. Lennart specializes in the design and planning of bicycle networks and infrastructure in urban areas. He is involved in a wide range of projects involving bicycle network design, bicycle safety, transit integration, complete street design, protected intersections, integrated transport planning, parking management, strategic mobility plans and public transport projects. Prior to joining Mobycon, he worked as a consultant in New Zealand, where he was involved in customizing Dutch knowledge to the local context. Now Lennart applies these skills for international clients in Canada, the US and the UK. His combination of Dutch education and international experience make him ideally suited for adapting best practice to local environments.

Melissa Bruntlett, Communications and Engagement Officer, Mobycon

Melissa Bruntlett is a communications and engagement advisor focusing on urban mobility and sustainable cities. She is also co-author of Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality and Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives. She believes it is imperative to build cities that work for every citizen, and uses her experience as an urban mobility advocate, engagement advisor, writer, and media producer to communicate the human perspective of sustainable transport. As a member of Mobycon’s International Team, Melissa supports the development of our international markets. She works with public and private partners in Europe and North America to develop communications and engagement strategies, provides workshops and knowledge sharing, performing market and demographic research, and advising on how cities and regions can take a holistic and equitable approach to mobility planning. Her work includes communications strategies for the Town of Otley, UK, Region of Cévennes Gangeoises and Suménoises, FR and the City of Batumi, Georgia, school travel planning programmes in Canada, and capacity building workshops throughout North America and Europe

Acknowledgments

This event is funded by an Urban Health Policy Knowledge Dissemination Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Region of Waterloo team attended an immersive workshop series held by 8-80 Cities in Fall 2021 exploring global examples of active transportation interventions for public health.

Grant team members are:

  • Jennifer Dean, Associate Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo
  • Tom Galloway, Councillor, Region of Waterloo
  • Steve van De Keere, Director, Transportation, Region of Waterloo
  • Sharlene Sedgwick Walsh, Director, Healthy Living Division, Region of Waterloo
  • Adele Parkinson, Manager, Public Health, Region of Waterloo

Additional event planning members:

  • Kornel Musci, Manager, Transportation Planning, Region of Waterloo
  • Paula Sawicki, Manager, Transportation Planning, Region of Waterloo
  • Graham Richards, MES Candidate, School of Planning, University of Waterloo
  • Erin Hogan, Programs Coordinator, St. Paul's GreenHouse
  • Katie Heggtveit, Workplace Innovation Manager, St. Paul's GreenHouse
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