Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share A Field Guide to the Commons (2011), The Great Neighborhood Book (2007)
and Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life
speaker explores how new ideas in urban planning, tourism, community
development, sustainability, politics and culture can improve our lives as well
as the world. Jay Walljasper chronicles stories from around
the world that point us toward a greener, more equitable and more enjoyable
His latest work
explores the commons which encompasses
everything that is jointly owned by all of us, from gifts of nature, such as
the airwaves and DNA, to products of human creativity and scientific
knowledge, such as dance steps, religious traditions, and open-source software
and why the commons matters for community, economics and politics.
Jay is editor of
OnTheCommons.org and a Senior Fellow Fellow at Project for Public Spaces, a New
York-based organization that helps citizens enliven their communities by
improving public places. On the Commonsis a commons movement strategy center, connecting
organizations, community leaders, and individuals with new ideas, practical
solutions, and each other to create change.
Partners in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Alberta
John Lewis, MCIP, M.E.Des.- President and Founder of Intelligent Futures. John’s approach
brings together elements of community engagement, strategic planning,
effective communication and capacity-building to make sustainability
meaningful for the communities and organizations he works with.
For his innovative approaches to sustainability, John was identified as
one of Calgary’s “Top 40 Under 40″ in 2010. John is a
Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, an instructor at the University of Calgary and
the University of Alberta, is a Board member for LEAD (Leadership in Environment and
Development) Canada and is a member of LEAD International’s training team.
Municipal Staff are Unusual Partners – Supporting Peer Learning & Communities of Practice in Local Government
Harvey, MA –leads the City of Calgary’s Air
Quality, Climate Change and
EnergyTeam and teaches Environmental Management at the University of Calgary. Previously,
Linda was the Senoir Project Manager for Vision 2020 at
the City of Hamilton. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of public policy, climate change
mitigation and adaptation, carbon finance, air quality, strategic planning,
performance assessment and management.
Forging New Partnerships for Healthy and Sustainable Communities
David L. Mowat, MBChB, MPH, FRCPC, FFPH -
Dr. Mowat is the Medical Officer of Health for the
Region of Peel.In this role, he is
responsible for protecting and promoting the health of the residents of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. During his career, Dr.
Mowat has held positions in public health at local, provincial and national
levels. Previous appointments include Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at
the Public Health Agency of Canada, Consultant in Maternal and Child Health
in the Ministry of Health of Newfoundland, Medical Officer of Health
and area, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, and senior positions at
He is an adjunct faculty member at McMaster, Queen’s and the University of Toronto.
Impacts Exposure to Air Pollution in Hamilton, Ontario – a 2011 Clean Air Hamilton Health Study Update
Douglas B. Chambers, Ph.D., is one of the founders of SENES Consultants Limited, and is Executive Vice President and Director of Risk and Radioactivity. Dr Chambers began his consulting career as an air quality specialist involved with the interpretation of results from air quality and meteorological surveys. Dr. Chambers also worked with the development and application of air dispersion models for urban airsheds, long range transport and models for the evaluation of accidental releases of dense gases such as chlorine and anhydrous ammonia. Although now more focused on risk assessment and risk management studies, he continues to provide direction to air quality and dispersion modeling studies, among them, the recent air quality assessment of the Detroit River Bridge crossing and the modeling of the Clarkson airshed for the MOE. Dr Chambers has more than 35 years of experience in environmental consulting and during that time, has worked on a wide variety of air quality and health risk assessment projects for government and industry in Canada, the United States and other international institutions.
panel of municipalities from across Ontario focused on approaches to
airshed management and monitoring and working with
partners. Questions posed to the panel to answer include: What are you doing?
Who are you working with? And where do you see this work and partnerships in
Monitoring of Neighbourhoods in Hamilton, Integrated Health
Impacts and What to Do About It
Denis Corr, PhD -has over 35
years of experience in monitoring and solving air quality problems, as well
as co-ordinating major responses to other public health issues. His experience
ranges from laboratory and field-based technical science to Senior Management
work. He has fostered cooperative approaches to
environmental improvement in both air and water, and helped begin and has
remained involved with the Hamilton Air Quality Initiative and its successor,
Clean Air Hamilton. Denis is an adjunct professor in the Department of
Engineering Physics at McMasterUniversity.
- joined Vale
in September, 2007 as Environment Manager for Ontario Operations including
the operations in Sudbury. From 2009 to 2011 he
held the Director, Environment role for Vale, Base Metals. Previously,
his career spanned twenty-six years in environmental management at ArcelorMittalDofasco in Hamilton, Canada.In March 2011, Ed moved to his current role
as Manager, Safety Health and Environment (SHE), Clean AER Project to lead the
development and implementation of SHE systems to safely and successfully
execute the project.
UnlikelyPartners – Top 3 areas we should
pursue and with whom.
Eisenberger - Fred Eisenberger
was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute in December
of 2010. Currently, he is also member of CivicAction’s 2011-2015 Steering Committee, joining other
prominent Toronto region
leaders in guiding to execute CivicAction’s
post-2011 Summit strategy. While serving on the Metrolinx Board of
Directors 2006-2009 and thereafter, Fred Eisenberger
made his mark as an advocate for public transit, transit-oriented land-use,
and active transportation (cycling, walking).He is particularly known for his vision of sustainable cities and
equally for his willingness to advance and defend often-unpopular positions
with a long-term vision of urban sustainability, environmental remediation,
and economic revitalization. Eisenberger was
elected Mayor of Hamilton and served until November of 2010. Fred was born in
the Netherlands, raised and educated in Hamilton.