Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat – On Saturday November 18, 2023 at Evolving Space in Scarborough, from 10 am to noon, Environmental Defence will host Moving Together: Creating The Transportation Future We Want. This in-person event will be moderated by Uytae Lee of CBC’s Stories About Here, and will bring together community experts and interested members of the public to discuss how we can build a clean and equitable transportation future. Mayor Olivia Chow will attend to speak about her vision for Toronto’s transportation future.
Following the discussion, there will be a photo opportunity at noon, when members of the public hold up a Fund Public Transit banner.
WHAT: Moving Together: Creating The Transportation Future We Want, an in-person event
WHERE: Evolving Space, 2206 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 190, Scarborough
WHEN: Saturday November 18, 2023. Discussion from 10 am to noon. Photo Opportunity at noon
WHO: Mayor Olivia Chow will speak briefly about her vision for Toronto’s transportation future.
Uytae Lee (moderator) produces videos that educate people on the urban planning challenges cities face today. He is the creator of the CBC series “Stories About Here,” where he explores often overlooked issues in our own backyards.
Israt Ahmed is Senior Community Planner at Social Planning Toronto, coordinating civic engagement initiatives and building resident leadership.
David Cooper is the founder and principal of Leading Mobility, a transportation planning firm that offers strategic and planning support for public transit, infrastructure delivery, stakeholder support, and government relations projects and initiatives.
Dr. Steven Farber is a transportation geographer and spatial analyst. His research program investigates how land use and transportation systems affect social and economic outcomes of urban areas. He is also the director of Mobilizing Justice.
Fizza Khalid is a TTCRiders Board Member, co-founder of Scarborough Environmental Association, and a community activist in Scarborough.
Phil Pothen is Ontario Environment Program Manager at Environmental Defence.
Nate Wallace is Clean Transportation Program Manager at Environmental Defence.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.
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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:
Alex Ross, Environmental Defence, email@example.com