Building Resilience: National Planning Conference
June 17 – 20, 2017
Alberta Professional Planners Institute & Canadian Institute of Planners.
Our cities, towns, and communities are facing a growing number of changes. From understanding new environmental concerns to responding to shifts in demographics and our globalizing local economies, planners and their colleagues are navigating new realities of what ‘building resilience’ means.
The 2017 Annual Conference aims to support those engaged with building resiliency through an engaging, collaborative, and thought provoking forum to explore this critical aspect of our shared futures. From celebrating successes, to sharing key learnings, to highlighting emerging research and best practices, this conference brings practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, students, and others with an interest in community and regional planning, together in thoughtful dialogue.
Keynote Speaker - Tamika Butler (PLS-2)
Tamika Butler delivered the keynote address, on Monday June 19, 2017 on Socially Inclusive Infrastructure.
Tamika examined the need for transportation resilience in our cities. She looked at the need for inclusion of all forms of transportation in our infrastructure and daily lives and the importance of providing options to citizens. She discusses the work that she has been doing for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to expand and broaden cycling infrastructure in Los Angeles (one of the most car oriented cities in the world). Tamika also looks at the need for providing transportation options from a social justice perspective; looking beyond the car and how transportation must serve the needs of people of all different income levels and social classes and how providing transportation options can lead to improving people’s quality of lives, cost savings to governments and other improved social factors.