Upcoming e-Dialogue on Urban Sustainability


Topic: Urban Sustainability: Youth- The Missing Solution?
Wednesday, June 23th, 2010, 1-3pm PST

The Sustainable Cities: PLUS Network and Royal Roads University are collaborating on a series of e-Dialogues that will bring thought leaders together on a number of issues related to urban sustainability and long-term planning.

Join us for our real time e-Dialogue with experts from around the world on the role of youth in urban planning. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of the initiatives they are using to engage youth in long-term planning and urban sustainability in their city. There will be a discussion about what best practices and what are the opportunities to leverage the energy of youth in urban sustainability initiatives. Discussion around common pitfalls/challenges will also be included. Common elements or concerns regarding the role of youth and international interns in instigating urban solutions will be reviewed. 

Moderated by Dr. Ann Dale, Canada Research Chair on Sustainable Community Development, panelists include well known researchers and practitioners:

  1. Steve Dotterrer - Principle Planner City of PortlandPam Phan – Youth Planning Program coordinator, City of Portland
  2. Kathleen Wilson - Youth Led Development Coordinator at the Co-operators, Regina
  3. Caitlin Purvis - Sustainable Cities Youth Interns in Colima, Mexico
  4. Afton Halloran - Sustainable Cities Urbamn Agriculture Youth Intern in Dar es Salam, Tanzania
  5. Doug Ragan - Senior Associate with Sustainable Cities, and PhD Candidate at the University of Colorado's Children, Youth and Environments Center
  6. Rebecca Foon - Planner with Sustainability Solutions Group

Participate in the e-Dialogue and make a difference now to the sustainable future of cities. All participants must register in advance to participate in the e-Dialogue. Please go to http://www.e-dialogues.ca to register in the e-audience and ‘listen’ to the expert dialogue, and ask questions of the e-panel. The e-audience will remain open for 24 hours to allow you to ask questions and add your comments. We look forward to your participation in this critical public policy issue.