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April 2016

Low Carbon Cities Conference

April 19, 2016
David Braley Health Sciences Centre, 100 Main St W,
Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6 Canada
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How can cities respond and adapt to the threat of climate change? Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Cities will bring together researchers, city managers, the businesses community, government and non-governmental organizations to exchange ideas and build collaborations focused on transforming cities into smart, low carbon communities. I look forward to presenting on low carbon cities as a climate solution. This all-day conference is part of a larger event series: Big Ideas, Better Cities.  

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May 2016

Smart Communities Forum

May 5, 2016
Science Building, Founding Deans Atrium, 2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Urbanization is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and will place increasing pressure on the environment, resources and services of municipalities. The mass movement of people to urban centres will demand smart development: communities that are instrumented, integrated and intelligent. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) second-annual Futures Forum will initiate discussion on strategies for developing smarter communities that are socially inclusive, innovative, digitally enabled, and economically and culturally robust.  

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A woman in politics

May 27, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am

Looking forward to sharing my experiences as a woman in politics with the Cornerstone Women's Network.

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October 2016

Community Energy Planning: The Role of the Planner

October 6, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Hamilton Convention Centre,
Healthy communities and planning for the public realm

The Greater Golden Horseshoe is expected to grow by 3.7-million people by 2031. Ontario planners are challenged with the difficult task of reconciling expectations for population and employment growth as defined in the Growth Plan, while supporting energy conservation and efficiency, improved air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change adaptation, as directed by the Provincial Policy Statement. Community Energy Plans offer one way to balance these priorities. This session will focus on the benefits of community energy planning…

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QUEST 2016

October 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

QUEST’s view of the energy system starts with the demand and delivery of energy in communities. The QUEST 2016 conference focused on how can we better produce, move, and use energy at the community level to create jobs, strengthen our communities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I am pleased to be providing introductory remarks and plenary moderation (Resilient Infrastructure, Resilient Communities).

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November 2016

Celebrating Municipal Sustainability: Successes and Opportunities

November 29, 2016 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
North Simcoe Sports and Recreation, Midland, Ontario Canada + Google Map
Sustainable

Sustainable Severn Sound is hosting Celebrating Municipal Sustainability: Successes and Opportunities.  I look forward to meeting municipal leaders from nine municipalities and delivering a keynote address.

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December 2016

Engaging energy engineers in low carbon city building

December 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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energy transition

I will be speaking to the Association of Energy Engineers Southern Ontario Chapter on how community energy planning is a platform for engaging energy engineers in low carbon city building.

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March 2017

Shifting to Drive

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shifting to Drive

The Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region (PMCR) is pleased to be hosting Shifting to Drive - an exciting day of ideas and conversation on March 9, 2017 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Manitoba has a rich history of navigating change even when it’s hard and the terrain uncharted. All too often when the gloves go on, the gates go up and leaders from business, government and civil society hit the, “We are too small, too flat,…

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Community Energy Planning: Guelph’s Experience

March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Energy Plans

Hosted by the Sustainable Energy Initiative at York University.

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Top Asks for Climate Action

March 31 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Top Asks for Climate Action

Top Asks for Climate Action: Ramping up Low Carbon Communities @ High Ground: Leadership in Transitioning Times. Canada can and must ramp up climate action by empowering highly efficient, low carbon communities.

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