From large suburban developments to gentrification
of downtown cores, growing urban centres create new challenges
for how people get around within cities. And the challenges
aren’t only about moving people – they include
issues around funding infrastructure projects, land-use
designations, engineering considerations, and anticipating
the behavior of future generations.
How should our cities be developing transit, and what transportation
needs will we see in the future? Explore this question with
engineer Dr. Jeff Casello, professor in
the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and
the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, and
geographer Dr. Zachary Patterson, professor
and Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Land Use
Linkages for Regional Sustainability at Concordia University.
Together, in a conversation moderated by John Geddes, Ottawa
Bureau Chief at Maclean's, they will discuss research advances
and the policy relevance for all levels of government.
This presentation will be in English.
A Bacon & Big Thinking breakfast
May 1, 2014 – 7:30-8:45am
Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block
No charge to parliamentarians and media. All others $25.
Hot breakfast is served.
to register by April 25
For information contact: Donna Boag firstname.lastname@example.org
For the last two decades Parliamentarians,
their staff, and others have had an opportunity to engage
with leading researchers through two breakfast series. The
Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) has
brought you Bacon and Eggheads and the Federation for the
Humanities and Social Sciences has organized Big Thinking
breakfasts. Urban transportation is a hot topic that requires
research from a wide variety of disciplines, so we’ve
banded together to bring you Bacon & Big Thinking, a
special breakfast event featuring different perspectives
on this pressing issue.
Bacon & Big Thinking
is supported by: CANARIE, Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities