In the fall of 2012, Evergreen hosted MOVE: Innovation talks, a 5-part series exploring the future of urban mobility in Toronto. Experts from MOVE’s 10 charrette challenges presented their innovative ideas for the future of urban transportation, along with a panel of experts. View all the talks here!
With 86 percent of Canadians taking the car to work, issues surrounding active and accessible transportation affect not only our health, but the economy and environment.
How can we make active transportation a viable alternative in our communities?
Presenting Challenges: Low Car(b) Diet and Boom or Bust
Moderator: Matthew Blackett, Spacing magazine
Adam Giambrone, former TTC Chair
Nancy Smith Lea, Clean Air Partnership
Faisal Moola, David Suzuki Foundation
Paul Bedford, University of Toronto and Ryerson University
Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto
MOVE: Land Use
From congestion and longer commute times to increased air pollution and inactive lifestyles, sprawling, car-dependent suburban neighbourhoods are unsustainable.
How can we encourage land-use planning that favours compact communities built around public transit and trails for walking and cycling?
Moderator: Edward Keenan, The Grid
Hilary Holden, Arup
Christine Allum, CAA
Daniel Haufschild, Metrolinx
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada
Excess congestion is costly to our economy and slows down productivity. An investment in transportation infrastructure today could save billions of dollars of lost productivity in the future.
How can we transform city infrastructure to accommodate sustainable transportation?
Moderator: Christopher Hume, Toronto Star
Ken Greenberg, Greenberg Consultants Inc.
Leslie Woo, Metrolinx
Nick Caccavella, Holcim Canada
Gordon Reed, United Parcel Service Canada Ltd.
Toby Lennox, Toronto Pearson
The transportation sector is one of the main drivers of climate change, air pollution and urban sprawl. Reducing these negative impacts will require a wide variety of approaches—from investing in public transit and communities that encourage active transportation.
How can we build a system that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and treads lightly on the surrounding environment?
Moderator: Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada
Susan Zielinski, University of Michigan
Wayne Roberts, Food Policy Analyst
Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University
By 2050, transportation will become Canada’s highest energy-consuming sector. We need to reconsider not only what modes of transportation we use, but also what kinds of energy and infrastructure will fuel them.
Can a green-powered transportation system propel us into the future?
Presenting Challenges: Beyond the Car and Energyway
Moderator: Roger Petersen, Anchor and Reporter, CityNews
Cara Clairman, Plug’n Drive Ontario
Tom Rand, MaRS Discovery District
Henry Vehovec, CleanTech North
Hunter Tura, Bruce Mau Design
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