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ITE SA May Luncheon

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Holiday Inn Calgary Macleod Trail South

4206 Macleod Trail

Calgary, AB T2G 2R7

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TOPIC: Equity and Mobility

Not your recommended lunch time discussion: politics, money, religion, …

If you google ‘things not to talk about in polite company’ the first few hits will tell you to avoid: politics, money, and religion. Bathroom humour is usually somewhere on the list as well. To challenge this notion of ‘polite conversation’, this ITE Luncheon will hit on all four… with a focus on Number 2.

Recently, issues of equity and fairness have been daylighted through conversations around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, #metoo, White Privilege, and Donald Trump-isms. Does this have relevance to transportation and the built environment? You betcha! Especially through the lens of equity, fairness, and morality.

Against recommendations made by his peers, Ryan will explore with you (anxious luncheon attendees focused on planning, decision-making, and design) ideas around politics, money, religion, etc., through the lens of equity and morality. We’ll talk about: How does this affect our decision making? How about where we spend our money? Who are we designing our city for?

Come see a thought-provoking and compelling case be made on how these issues play out in our built environment, decision making, and organizations through the use of cartoon strips (created by yours truly), examples from projects in Calgary, and some (kinda boring) academic thinking made accessible through stories and examples.

SPEAKER: Ryan Martinson

Ryan is a leader in the Active and Sustainable Transportation field and his passion for his work is made clear to clients and stakeholders he works with.

Based out of Stantec’s Calgary office, Ryan has been involved with numerous game-changing transportation projects; all with the goal of creating stronger communities and better cities for people to enjoy life. Examples of projects include the City of Edmonton’s Complete Streets Guidelines, City of Calgary Centre City Cycle Track Network Planning and Implementation, Walkability Technical Reports, Safe Journey’s to School, Complete Street retrofit projects, and numerous concept designs and planning studies. Ryan recently completed a master’s degree focused on travel characteristics of people on foot and by bike, where he further explored the relationship of the built environment on travel decisions.

Locally, Ryan is involved with community-focused groups, like Sustainable Calgary, where he has personally developed and delivered a unique community workshop framed around placemaking, walkability, and tactical urbanism. Ryan continues his participation in the community as the Vice President of the Federation of Calgary Communities, an organization that provides programs, services, and support to 200 not-for-profit organizations, including the 150 community associations, and offers a respected voice on issues important to building, supporting, and maintaining community life in Calgary.

Ryan has been invited to attend planning workshops, give public presentations to communities and councils, solicited for strategic sustainable transportation guidance, and join committees because of his unique approach to transportation, and how he applies this understanding to making better places for people to live, work, play, and learn.


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