Complete Streets Forum 2015 Call For Proposals Launched!

(June 5, 2015) The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership, invites you to submit a proposal for the 2015 Complete Streets Forum, taking place at Hart House on the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto, on Thursday October 1, 2015.

This is TCAT’s 8th annual active transportation conference. The Complete Streets Forum is an influential event that brings together hundreds of professionals, decision-makers and community members from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and beyond. Each year, exit surveys show a high satisfaction rate and strong interest in attending future events. The Forum provides a unique opportunity to share research, best practices, and creative solutions for designing and implementing Complete Streets – streets that are safe, accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

It’s an exciting time for Complete Streets in Canada with more municipalities each year adopting Complete Streets policies, developing guidelines and incorporating transportation frameworks that embrace a more holistic approach to how we build our cities. This year’s Forum aims to share, inspire and motivate learning on the full life-cycle of developing a Complete Street: from idea to policy through to implementation and evaluation.

We are looking for speakers to share their insight and expertise on the following themes:

  1. Plan It (e.g. Complete Streets policies; design guidelines; integrated transit hub planning)
  2. Build It (e.g. technical aspects; before/after examples)
  3. Ensuring that “They Will Come” (e.g. strategic programming to shift behaviour, leverage latent demand and create a culture in support of active transportation; measurement and evaluation tools)

New this year! Each of our themes will have two session tracks: 1) foundational (for those new to Complete Streets); and 2) technical/advanced (for those with some familiarity of Complete Streets in practice.)

We encourage evidence-based proposals from the wide spectrum of sectors working on these issues including planners, engineers, public health professionals, urban designers, architects, accessibility and mobility experts, public transit professionals, and community leaders.

For full details on submitting a proposal, please view the Call for Proposals HERE then submit your proposal online HERE or by email to  info@tcat.ca.

The submission deadline for proposals is July 10, 2015

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you to the 2015 Complete Streets Forum in Toronto!


Posted On: June 5, 2015