Sustainable Transportation Summit: Building Equity into Ottawa’s Transportation System
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Together we are bringing equity to the forefront of transportation planning and decision making in Ottawa.
Our first Sustainable Transportation Summit took place on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Ottawa City Hall. We had a great event with many positive interactions and ideas from a diverse group of delegates.
Over the next two years, EnviroCentre and the Healthy Transportation Coalition will host follow up Sustainable Transportation Summits. Please continue the conversation with us, as we work towards ensuring equity and inclusivity become crucial components of the 2018 Transportation Master Plan.
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
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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;
Orly Linovski Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba and Nelson Edwards, Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning Branch, City of Ottawa
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Download Orly Linovski’s presentation
Living in the Built Environment
Speaker: Inge Roosendaal, Program Development Officer, Ottawa Public Health
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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.
Summary report coming soon