Bacon & Big Thinking: "From trolley cars to rapid transit: The future of urban transportation"



Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 - 8:45


Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block

From large suburban developments to gentrification of downtown cores, growing urban centres create new challenges for how people get around within cities. And the challenges aren’t only about moving people – they include issues around funding infrastructure projects, land-use designations, engineering considerations, and anticipating the behavior of future generations.

How should our cities be developing transit, and what transportation needs will we see in the future? Explore this question with engineer Dr. Jeff Casello, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, and geographer Dr. Zachary Patterson, professor and Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Land Use Linkages for Regional Sustainability at Concordia University. Together, in a conversation moderated by John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief at Maclean's, they will discuss research advances and the policy relevance for all levels of government.