Upwind Downwind 2008 Speaker Presentations
 
Brian McCarry, McMaster University, Clean Air Hamilton, ON
Welcoming Remarks
 

Day 1: Monday, February 25, 2008
 
Session 1: Air Quality, Climate Change and Public Health

Focusing on health research and partnerships, this session will highlight the health impacts (cardiovascular and respiratory ailments), linkages, and actions required to improve air quality & address climate change.
 
Dr. Kenneth Chapman, University of Toronto
Dr. Micheal Jerrett, University of California, Berkley
Dr. Peter Berry, Health Canada
 

Session 2: Urban & Transportation Planning

Planning and the implementation of transportation systems and land use patterns through urban design can impact health, air quality and be impacted by climate change. This session will begin looking at green buildings, standards and their linkages to improving local air quality and addressing climate change, followed by research on the air quality impacts of transportation in local urban environments and the implications for planning.
 
Joanne McCallum, McCallum Sather Architects Inc.
Blair McCarry, Stantec
Denis Corr, Rotek Environmental Inc.
Rob MacIsaac, Metrolinx/Greater Toronto Transportation Authority
 
Monday Evening - Free Public Lecture
 
Gil Penalosa, Walk & Bike for Life
  • Walking and Bicycling: Creating a Great Healthy City of Hamilton
 

Day 2: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
 
Session 3: Air Quality, Climate Change and Public Health

Dr. Gordon McBean, University of Western Ontario & The Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Dr. Quentin Chiotti, Pollution Probe
Jennifer Penney, GTA Clean Air Partnership
 

Session 4: Climate Change and Local Partnerships

Local actions that cities, organizations and individuals can take to improve air quality and address climate change, including partnerships between citizen groups and local governments.
 
Anne Evens - Chicago Centre for Neighborhood Technology
Municipal Panel
 
David Noble - 2degreesC - Moderator
 
Kim Perrotta, Halton Region
Fleur Storace-Hogan, The City of Burlington
Jamie Skimming, The City of London
Janet Laird, The City of Guelph
Brian Montgomery, The City of Hamilton


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