This event will focus on the Built Environment and will include presentations from leading builders, developers, and city planning on the policies and practices that are helping to create a culture of complete communities, addressing community resilience, transportation, and energy poverty at the built environment level.
Key Question: How do we create complete communities and address energy poverty, reduce high costs and time loss of transportation, and advance innovation and social well-being in our communities?
Guest Panelists: Rollin Stanley (City of Calgary), Tanya Doran (CAGBC), Shawn Ripley (RDS Calgary), Lindsey Kindrat (3 Point Environmental)
Rollin Stanley, Chief Planner: City of Calgary
Rollin is an accomplished City Planner who has lectured and consulted widely throughout China, Canada, England and the United States and leads professional volunteer consultation teams for the American Planning Association in Atlanta, Shouzhou, China and currently in Jintang, China. Since June 2012, Stanley has served as General Manager of Planning, Development & Assessment at the City of Calgary.
Tanya Doran, Executive Director of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council
Tanya Doran offers a dynamic mix of technical expertise in the world of sustainable building and energy efficiency, professional marketing and communication skills, and a results-oriented management style. Top that with 24/7 enthusiasm for all things sustainable. Her love affair with sustainable initiatives and energy efficiency began about 20 years ago. Tanya’s current position as Executive Director of the Alberta Chapter, Canada Green Building Council gives her ample scope to finesse her areas of expertise in working with a volunteer board of professionals, promoting sustainable building through stakeholder engagement, workshops, speeches and presentations, developing and implementing strategic plans – and mapping out the organization’s very exciting future.
Lindsey Kindrat (LEED AP)
Lindsey is a Senior Associate with Sustainability Resources Ltd. She spent 8 years as an Environmental Specialist with The City of Calgary, Corporate Properties + Buildings, the municipal arena exposed her to everything from city planning to long-term operation of city infrastructure. She developed an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and a Sustainable Land + Facility Strategy for land, buildings and associated lines of business. Lindsey also spent a few years as LEED + Sustainable Building Specialist with Graham Construction. Lindsey the Principle of 3 Point Environmental, a new environmental consulting firm that believes in applying integrity, technology, nature and innovation to deliver your sustainable vision.
Shawn Ripley, Principal - RDS Land Use Strategists
Shawn Ripley is a Development Consultant that advises on property development to achieve triple bottom line - social, environmental, and economic highest and best use. Through RDS, Shawn has been directly involved in a number of projects in Calgary using a consensus building approach. He also helped create a unique development, bridging the gaps between existing communities and an old growth forest on 12 acres near Victoria. By engaging the people who live there, and love the place, he was able to deliver a sustainable development shaped for their lifestyles. Amongst other projects, Shawn was involved in an extensive engagement with Blood Tribe citizens, Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments in collective visioning and planning for over 600 acres of land acquired by the band in a land compensation settlement. Shawn contributed to both the digital infrastructure and the content of the recent Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference held in Calgary June, 2013. He spearheaded the organization of a Developers Panel, directly engaging those involved with building our cities and showcasing the quality of community building happening right here in Calgary.
Again, the event will be divided between panel presentations by 3-4 leading industry professionals followed by round table discussions facilitated to define key actions and initiatives that will help close the gaps between the Imagine Calgary's Sustainability Goals for the built environment and the current reality.