Moving Actively Key Messages

Our Key Note Speaker

Gordon Price just recently finished his sixth term as City Councillor in Vancouver, BC, acting as Chair of the Regional Bicycle Task Force, a Director of Trans Link, the transportation agency and an integral leader of Vancouver's 125 km interconnected bikeway, the Greenway System and the bike parking by-law. Gordon currently sits on the Boards of Northwest Environment Watch and the International Centre for Sustainable Cities. Not a planner by profession, he has published widely in the areas of land use and transportation issues and has lectured extensively at numerous conferences and conventions in many countries. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC and a regular lecturer in Portland, Oregon.

Our Facilitators

Heartwood ( has worked with over 25,000 children since its inception in 1989. Based in Dayspring, Nova Scotia, with a satellite office in Halifax, Heartwood has quickly gained a reputation nationally as a not for profit that works successfully to further youth development by working with youth directly and also training adults in the art of engaging youth in community decision making. One project of note is the network of Youth Action Teams they have established around the province, which provides a fertile environment for leadership development through community service. Heartwood staff will be facilitating the youth thread of conference.

Peter Klynstra's (FCSLA) professional experience spans thirty-five years of varied project planning and design throughout North America. It is difficult to travel anywhere in Atlantic Canada without encountering one of Peter's projects. He has been the lead landscape architect, or "idea person", on all of the major waterfront, "mainstreet" and community planning and design projects undertaken by the firms where he worked form the 1970s to today. He has become especially sought after for his expertise in being able to listen to a community and through public interviews and workshops, divine the essence of what they know about their community, what they want it to be and how they see it, and then apply his design and planning skills to create workable, identifiable plans for their future. For the past fifteen years, Peter has been primarily involved in waterfront planning, institutional land planning, and development research. Peter was a member of the National Capital Commission's Design Advisory Committee from 1994-1996, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

Chantal Laliberté is an urban planner who has been working as land developer for MRC des Moulins since 2001. Also, as active transportation manager for Go for Green in Ottawa, she was responsible for the development and implementation of an active transportation plan throughout Canada. She also worked in urban planning and land development for several organizations and municipalities and occupied the position of manager of the Belledune Town Planning Commission in New Brunswick. Ms. Laliberté represented the Urban Planning Corporation at the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and was president of the CIP Award of Excellence in 1997 and 1998. Since 2003, she sits on the editorial board of CIP’s periodical, Plan Canada.

Jody Conrad is the Nova Scotia Go for Green Consultant with the Sport and Recreation Division of the Office of Health Promotion with an emphasis on improving Active Transportation in Nova Scotia. Jody is both a road and off road cyclist. As well, he sat on the Halifax Regional Municipality EAC bike committee. Jody will be coordinating the volunteer thread of the conference.

Jim Scott (CSLA ) is an environmental planner and landscape architect working with Collaborative Planning and Design Inc. His primary area of work is development planning and design where community consultation is an integral part of the product. Jim has formed conceptual development and construction plans for municipal and private clients throughout Atlantic Canada and the Eastern United States. Where relevant, all plans have incorporated extensive recreational trail networks formed in consultation with area residents. Jim's interest in trail development stems from work on Metro Moncton's recreational and active transportation networks. The City of Moncton's Active Transportation Plan is a presently being implemented based on residents’ desires for integrated community development. Jim works and lives in Moncton. He is an avid cyclist and runner and uses trails on a daily basis.

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