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Cities of the Future: Getting Around in 2070

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JJR Macleod Auditorium

Medical Sciences Building

1 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M5S 1A8

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Mobility is central to life in cities. After decades of little to no innovation in mobility, we currently face the potential of both dramatic disruption and improvement to the ways in which we move from place to place. In many cities around the world, there is a renewed emphasis on active transportation, investing in and building public transportation systems, and in connecting the built environment to transportation planning. At the same time, the transition to electric, autonomous and shared vehicles presents new possibilities for moving people and goods. Looking to the future, this event seeks to understand and address the directions in which mobility will move us in the year 2070.

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Shauna Brail

Dr. Shauna Brail - Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Urban Studies Program, University of Toronto and a senior associate in the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She holds a BA in Urban Studies/Geography (UofT), an MA in Urban Planning (UBC), and a PhD in Geography (UofT).

Shauna was the University of Toronto Presidential Advisor on Urban Engagement, and worked both within and outside of the university to develop partnerships and support initiatives which enhanced the university’s strategic priority of leveraging our location(s). Prior to joining the university, Shauna worked in management consulting and as a senior policy advisor to the Ontario provincial government. As an economic geographer, her research focuses on the transformation of cities as a result of economic, social and cultural change. She has led the development of academic internships and community engaged learning initiatives in the Urban Studies Program for over a decade, working with students, university administrators and partners at urban-focused organizations across the city.

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Dr. Andrew Miller - Andrew is Associate Director, Mobility at Sidewalk Labs. Here he works to deliver all aspects of the firm's mobility vision for Quayside on the Toronto waterfront: a system that will include innovative changes to the delivery of public transit and active transportation, and designing and delivering streets that take full advantage of autonomous-vehicle technology.

Andrew’s background is in transit policy, transit planning, and public finance. As a Strategic Leader with the City of Mississauga, he led the delivery of Dundas Connects, a master plan for rapid transit, intensified urban development, and an improved public realm for Dundas Street. For this work, he won the City’s Excellence in Project Management Award – Project Lead. Previously, Andrew worked for the Ontario Public Service in various positions at the Ministries of Infrastructure, Finance, and Transportation; he was most recently head of the Municipal Transit Policy Office. Andrew holds a BA from McGill University, an MA from Yale University, and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Steven Farber - Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His research investigates the social and economic implications of transportation and land use policy. His current work focuses on the role of transportation on personal mobility and the barriers to participation in the activities of daily life. Dr. Farber also has an interest in equity topics related to neighborhood inequalities, segregation, and accessibility. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and currently chairs the Social and Economic Factors Committee of the Transportation Research Board, one of the National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering.

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