Transportation planning is increasingly recognizing critical sustainability issues such as equity and resilience through broad policy directions in transportation plans and as objectives for transportation projects. Few plans and projects, however, have moved beyond framing concepts to meaningfully applying such policies in their transportation decisions and investments.

This month’s CPL Webinar, Transportation Planning, will take place on December 10 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST. During this webinar, we’ll explore how transportation planners from across Canada are beginning to drive fundamental change in the direction of safe, accessible, and sustainable urban spaces through the implementation of equity, resilience, and sustainability policies. CIP will be hosting a second webinar on the subject in French on December 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST. 

Register here for the December 10 webinar.

If you are interested in attending the webinar held in French on December 16, register here.

Speakers for December 10:

Lisa Salsberg, Moderator (Access Planning)

Lisa’s professional focus spans urban and regional land use, transit, multimodal transportation and sustainability planning and strategy. She brings technical knowledge together with strength in developing processes that engage stakeholders in multi-faceted public policy challenges.

Her recent career includes three years with Access Planning and 10 years with Metrolinx- the Regional Transportation Authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) – managing regional planning, strategic policy and transportation system planning teams and projects. Previously she held leadership roles at the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal and the Ministry of Transportation.

Lisa has led several notable initiatives, including the policies for the 2006 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which won the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the American Planning Association. She led the team to develop the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the GTHA.

Her recent career includes three years with Access Planning and 10 years with Metrolinx. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Toronto. 

Caitlin Cooper (Project Manager, TransLink’s Transport 2050 Project)

Caitlin Cooper is the Project Manager for TransLink’s Transport 2050 project, the 30-year Regional Transportation Strategy for the Metro Vancouver region. As the blueprint for the future of transportation in the region, Transport 2050 sets out the vision, goals, strategies, and key initiatives for the region over the next 30 years. Caitlin is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project, including technical planning work, coordination with other government partners, and stakeholder and public engagement.

Andrew Devlin RPP, MCIP (Manager of Transportation Planning, City of North Vancouver)

Andrew is the Manager of Transportation Planning at the City of North Vancouver, where he leads a team responsible for developing the City’s mobility policies, strategies, programs, and decision-making frameworks.

Amy Peebles (Acting Manager, Transit Integration at Metrolinx)

Amy Peebles is an Urban Planner and Curator. Working at the interstices of Urban Planning and Art for the better part of a decade, she has been involved in projects with NXNE, Nuit Blanche and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Amy is currently working at Metrolinx in Transit Integration, focused on fare and service integration. 

Dr. Matthew Palm (Research Coordinator, Mobilizing Justice)

Matt Palm is the Research Coordinator of the Mobilizing Justice partnership. He has worked previously as a Research Fellow at University of Toronto Scarborough and the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on building inclusive cities through equitable transportation planning and policy. 

Speakers for December 16:

Amélie Cossé (Directrice, Momentum Transport)

Joëlle Rompré, Urbaniste 

Martin Barakengera RPP, MCIP