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New Westminster’s Transportation Forum
March 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us at the Transportation Forum, a full day of learning and sharing hosted by the City of New Westminster and sponsored by TransLink. This forum is hosted at Anvil Centre, which is right across the street from New Westminster SkyTrain Station! Leave your car at home and take transit!
Practitioner Professional Development
From 10-5, transportation practitioners in the public and private sectors are invited to enjoy a free, day-long forum featuring Robin Chase, winner of the 2017 Urban Land Institute JC Nichols prize for visionary in Urban Development.
The day’s sessions will include discussions and workshops on:
- Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations
- Autonomous Vehicles
- Open Data in your community
Mobility Pricing Independent Commission
Then in the evening, we invite the day’s attendees and the public to join the It’s Time Team to learn more about the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission phase 1 research and engagement findings and participate in the phase 2 engagement process. Come see the proposed approaches and how those who live, work, and go to school in Metro Vancouver might be impacted depending on the principles associated with each approach. In Phase 1 we heard from over 6,000 people, your feedback will play an important role in shaping the future of Metro Vancouver’s transportation.
We will also be hosting a panel moderated by Mayor Jonathan Coté, featuring speakers on the topic of mobility pricing. The panelists includes:
Joy MacPhail, Vice Chair of the Independent Commission on Mobility Pricing and Chair of the Insurance Corportation of BC.
Joy MacPhail was born in Hamilton, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Economics and then attended the London School of Economics in England. She graduated from the LSE in 1978 with a Diploma in Trade Union/Industrial Relations Studies. For the next 13 years, Joy worked as an economist and negotiator in the union movement in Ontario and British Columbia. In 1991 Ms. MacPhail was successful in her first attempt at electoral politics when she was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Vancouver-Hastings in British Columbia. She was re-elected in 1996 and 2001, before retiring from politics in 2005. During her political career she held many significant portfolios: Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, Minister of Education, Government House Leader, and Leader of the Opposition, among others. Joy MacPhail is an owner (with her husband) of OUTtv, the world’s longest airing and most successful Gay and Lesbian TV network. MacPhail is Chair of the Grant Selection Committee of Face the World Charitable Foundation and is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Adler University in Chicago. She completed her terms as director of Delta Hotels Ltd.and Silverbirch Hotels and Resorts Ltd. in September 2014
Brent Toderian, Urbanist, Owner and Consultant, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS
Brent Toderian is a nationally and internationally respected practitioner and thought-leader with over 25 years of experience in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design. In recent years he has advised and collaborated with cities, agencies and best-practice developers around the world, including the cities of Auckland, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Gold Coast, Groningen, Helsinki, Medellin, New York, Oslo, Perth, Rotterdam, and Sydney, and in Canada the cities of Abbotsford, Burlington, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, London, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Ottawa, Regina, Surrey, and Vancouver. A passionate practitioner and advocate for creative, vibrant city-building, Brent is the founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU), Canada’s only regular radio columnist on “City-Making” with CBC Radio, a member of ULI BC’s Advisory Board and many other bodies related to cities, and a regular writer with the Huffington Post, Planetizen, CityLab and SPACING. He is a highly sought-after international speaker, teacher and thought-leader on cities and issues of advanced urbanism.
And other panelists to be confirmed – check back for updates!