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Virtual Event: Building Green and Sustainable Cities

Racing Towards Low-Carbon Economy

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Start: 12:00pm ET / 9:00 PT

Agenda Overview:

The global low-carbon transition is accelerating. Canada plans to achieve a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. This primarily avoids the catastrophic effects of a warming climate and building a better, green, and sustainable future. Apart from Technology Development, Technology Development, Technology Development, Climate-related infrastructure will be crucial to low-carbon transition, and resilience to a changing climate, given the long lifespan of energy, transport, and building infrastructure today. Cities will serve as one of society’s main sources of CO₂ emissions, with buildings representing almost 40 percent of the overall energy consumption.

The inefficiency of buildings in terms of energy and resource use constitutes a large societal challenge in connection to our total consumption and CO₂ footprint. Moreover, it also puts pressure on the total integrated energy and city system. Climate crisis is another emerging concern.  So, it is important to look at cities as a key enabler for a green and sustainable future, through energy efficiency measures and intelligent design, buildings can go from being a part of the problem to a part of the solution, with the potential of being integrated with a smart, liveable and sustainable city. This will also mean that we are progressing towards a plan of net-zero carbon faster!

Public Sector Network’s Building Green and Sustainable Cities event will equip attendees with the knowledge around how to think differently about the way their city works and continually look to adapt to the changing needs of their citizens, the new and evolving technologies, policies, rules, and regulations to build a prosperous low-carbon future in Canada. information for immediate use.

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Key Takeaways:

Integrating the right mix of people, processes, tools and technology needed for your smart green and sustainable cities

Understand what the green city platform of the future looks like and learn how to build it

Event Speakers:

Mayor Lisa Helps

City of Victoria

Laurence Lavigne Lalonde

Member of the Executive Committee Responsible for Ecological Transition, Resilience, Espace pour la vie and Urban Agriculture
City of Montreal

Denise Tambellini

Manager Intergovernmental Relations
City of New Westminster

Michael Tremblay ICD.D

President & CEO, Board Member
Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards

Fadi Masoud

Centre for Landscape Research , Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design School of Cities
University of Toronto

Laura Berndt

Manager, Energy and Climate Action
City of Victoria

Gary Wilson

Director of Operations
Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative Society

LeaAnne Ross

Director, Marketing & Communications

Brad Badelt

Assistant Director
Sustainability City of Vancouver

Kevin Byrnes

Senior Industry Executive, Public Safety and Justice
Microsoft Canada

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Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Welcome from PSN
12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Welcome from Chair
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Government Case Study: Vision 2050: Canada`s Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Plan
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Government Case Study: Building green and economically sustainable through innovation and collaboration
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Partner Session: Creating the resilient cities of tomorrow with Evergreen and Microsoft AI for Earth
1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT
Government Case Study: Towers in the Park: A Prospective for Equitable Resilience in Toronto
1:20pm ET / 10:20am PT
1:25pm ET / 10:25am PT
Panel Discussion: Integrating the communities, processes, tools and technology optimize the green and sustainable city management
2:05pm ET / 11:05am PT
End of Session


Complimentary to attend

Free for Public Sector only

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