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September
Wondering how to prepare for the mobility revolution? Come hear Craig Lewis, David Dixon, and Rod Schebesch at their session “Preparing for the Shared and Autonomous Mobility Revolution” at the in Winnipeg, MB. 

Walk21 is an international organization that supports and promotes walking - just like Stantec. At their annual conference, located this year in Calgary, September 19-22 we have seven team members presenting on topics ranging from improved walkability to autonomous mobility to active transportation. If you’re at the conference, come check out one or more of our exciting sessions:

Ryan Martinson  
Measuring Walking – Big Data Also for Walking (pre-conference session), Tuesday, September 19 @ 8:30am-5:40pm, at the Hotel Arts

Intersectoral Collaborations to Engage Communities to Improve Walkability in Alberta, Wednesday, September 20 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm, at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 1

Measuring Pedestrians Perceptions of Walkability, Thursday, September 21 @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 3

Moral and Ethical Aspects of Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility, Thursday, September 21 @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the St. Louis Hotel

Scott Lane - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Wednesday, September 20 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Tyler Golly - Business Case for Walking and Pedestrian Modeling, Thursday, September 21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm at the St. Louis Hotel

Rod Schebesch - The Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicles on Pedestrians, Friday, September 22 @ 9:00am-10:30am at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 4

Rock Miller - Liability and Risk Associated with Pedestrian Crossings, Friday, September 22 @ 9:00am-10:30am at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Joe Olson - The Development of Calgary’s Pedestrian Strategy, Wednesday September 20 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 3

Alisha Merchant - Prioritization of Active Transportation Projects Associated with LRT Investment, Friday, September 22 @ 11:00am-12:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Scott Lane - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Wednesday, September 20 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Tyler Golly - Business Case for Walking and Pedestrian Modeling, Thursday, September 21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm at the St. Louis Hotel

Rod Schebesch - The Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicles on Pedestrians, Friday, September 22 @ 9:00am-10:30am at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 4

Rock Miller - Liability and Risk Associated with Pedestrian Crossings, Friday, September 22 @ 9:00am-10:30am at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Joe Olson - The Development of Calgary’s Pedestrian Strategy, Wednesday September 20 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 3

Alisha Merchant - Prioritization of Active Transportation Projects Associated with LRT Investment, Friday, September 22 @ 11:00am-12:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Larissa Brown will be leading a panel about innovative land use/economic development strategies at the , September 23 -26, 2017, Sacramento, CA. More information to come. 

Koorosh Olyai will be in Anchorage, AK at the  annual meeting presenting on “Integrated Corridor Management”.

Scott Lane - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Wednesday, September 20 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Tyler Golly - Business Case for Walking and Pedestrian Modeling, Thursday, September 21 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm at the St. Louis Hotel

Rod Schebesch - The Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicles on Pedestrians, Friday, September 22 @ 9:00am-10:30am at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 4

Rock Miller - Liability and Risk Associated with Pedestrian Crossings, Friday, September 22 @ 9:00am-10:30am at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Joe Olson - The Development of Calgary’s Pedestrian Strategy, Wednesday September 20 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 3

Alisha Merchant - Prioritization of Active Transportation Projects Associated with LRT Investment, Friday, September 22 @ 11:00am-12:30pm at the Hotel Arts, Spectrum 2

Larissa Brown will be leading a panel about innovative land use/economic development strategies at the , September 23 -26, 2017, Sacramento, CA. More information to come. 

Koorosh Olyai will be in Anchorage, AK at the  annual meeting presenting on “Integrated Corridor Management”.

October
Khaled Helali and Koorosh Olyai will be discussing “A View from the US: Meeting Transportation Needs” at the in Dubai, UAE.

Rod Schebesch, Eric Dunford, Gail Borthwick, and Matt Cable are crossing the pond to present at the in London, UK. Their presentation, “Urban planning and global health; visioning the future of world cities” will focus on designing to reduce health inequity in low, middle, and high-income countries.

Koorosh Olyai will be presenting on Mobility On Demand (MOD) – Driverless Electrical Shuttle Buses in Transit and Paratransit at the in Columbus, OH. 

November
We’re excited to be leading three sessions at this year in Boston, MA. We hope to see you there!

  • On November 8, from 2-3 pm, Nels Nelson will present on achievable approaches to designing for active mobility at the session.
  • David Dixon and Rod Schebesch will tackle how SAVs will impact cities like Boston in the near future in their session, on November 9, from 11-12:30 pm.
  • Drawing on their experience with our One Charlestown project, Tamara Roy and David Dixon will discuss design and development challenges of creating successful mixed-income communities in their session on November 9, from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Koorosh Olyai will be presenting on the “New Mobility Era – Affecting Policies, Practices, and Operations” at the Australia & New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative’s in Adelaide, South Australia.

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