Transportation Equity Summit 2017
We're bringing equity to the forefront of transportation planning & decision making in Ottawa.
The Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre are pleased to bring you the 2017 Transportation Equity Summit.
This year’s summit provides a platform for the ongoing dialogue needed to achieve equitable transportation in Ottawa.
When: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Cost to register: $30* Register through Eventbrite today!
* Subsidies are available for registration, transportation, and childcare. Email [email protected], or call 613-656-0100 ext. 129 for more details.
Lunch and snacks will be provided (gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian options).
- Infrastructure/universal design
- Policies and spending
- Process/participation for more grassroots involvement
- Case studies/promising practices in transportation equity.
The day will include:
- Speakers – local, national, international
- Breakout sessions – small group learning opportunities
- Roundtable discussions – focused on solutions and strategies
Zan Gibbs – Portland Bureau of Transportation
Ryan O’Connor – 8 80 Cities
Ryan's work as an urban planner includes a diverse list of public realm improvement and community development projects – from parklets to plazas – in cities across North America. At 8 80 Cities, Ryan leads inclusive community engagement strategies and works with diverse partners to implement urban projects that create strong active transportation networks and vibrant public spaces. He also supports a variety of initiatives as part of our partnership with the Knight Foundation. He holds a Master's in Urban Planning from the University of British Columbia. In October 2016, Ryan began serving as 8 80 Cities' Interim Executive Director.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Summit!
Our first Sustainable Transportation Summit took place on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at Ottawa City Hall. We had a great event with many positive interactions and ideas from a diverse group of delegates. We even received some media coverage.
EnviroCentre, the Healthy Transportation Coalition, and community partners will host a follow up Sustainable Transportation Summit in 2017. We hope that you will continue the conversation with us, as we work towards ensuring that equity and inclusivity are crucial components of the next City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan.
2016 Summit Presentations & Notes
Breaking Down the Barriers
Dr. Adonia Lugo facilitated a discussion on barriers to an equitable transportation system, what they are and how we can address them.
Speaker: Dr. Adonia Lugo, Urban Anthropologist and Professor at Antioch and California State Universities
Building Equity into Transportation
This session explored how to integrate equity into planning and infrastructure development processes, examples of promising practices from other cities and next steps for our complete streets.
Speakers: Suzanne Doerge, Director, City for All Women Initiative Presentation
Orly Linovski Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba Presentation
Nelson Edwards, Senior
Project Manager, Transportation Planning Branch, City of Ottawa Presentation
Living in the Built Environment
Speaker: Inge Roosendaal, Program Development Officer, Ottawa Public Health
Table Activity: The Pathway to Equity
This creative discussion identified and prioritized practical steps toward transportation equity solutions in Ottawa -- research, policy, outreach, services, infrastructure and more.