Transportation Equity Summit 2017

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Transportation Equity Summit 2017

We brought equity to the forefront of transportation planning & decision making in Ottawa. 

On September 22, 2017, residents, decision-makers and professionals came together for the Transportation Equity Summit. Organized by the Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the 2017 Summit provided a platform for the ongoing dialogue needed to achieve equitable transportation in Ottawa.


  • Prioritizing equity in transportation planning
  • Challenges in public transportation
  • Social housing and other promising practices in transportation equity
  • Actions for more grassroots participation

Keynote Speakers: 

Sean Hertel – Urban Planning Consultant

Sean Hertel is a Registered Professional Planner with more than 19 years of experience, and leads a Toronto-based practice that is uniquely positioned at the intersection of different disciplines, environments and processes. As a connector of ideas and people to shape cities, Sean and his collaborators lead a diverse range of projects that reflect the complexity of the urban landscape. He has a particular expertise in transit oriented development, policy analysis and formulation, implementation strategies, and facilitation and public engagement. In addition to his practice, Sean is a researcher at the City Institute at York University, a frequent speaker at university planning programs in planning, and a popular source for planning commentary in the media.

Zan Gibbs – Portland Bureau of Transportation

Zan Gibbs is the Equity and Inclusion Program Manager for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Zan is responsible for developing, implementing, supporting and managing PBOT’s equity and inclusion initiatives and polices. This includes working with the Office of Equity and Human Rights on a Bureau wide racial equity assessment and 5-year action plan, managing Title VI Civil Rights compliance, advising program staff on the usage of equity lens tools and supporting the Bureau’s overall advancement of cultural responsiveness.

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