Please join the PIBC Okanagan Interior Chapter and the BC Interior Chapter of the Institute of Traffic Engineers Canada for a one-day, in-person conference in Kelowna on Friday, October 21st. The conference theme is “Building Community Connections” and the day will focus on bringing together engineers, planners, and other professionals to share current work and discuss new initiatives. The conference features six speakers and your choice of a tour:
Lunch is included and ample time for networking.
The afternoon keynote address will be presented by Michael von Hausen, who brings 40 years of experience in public and private practice as both a professional planner and landscape architect. Michael combines his award-winning work with university teaching as an adjunct professor at both Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Island University. Michael is also a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a past President of the BC Society of Landscape Architects, and a Harvard-trained urban designer and development economics specialist. Michael will present concepts from his most recent book Public Realm: The Next Makers Handbook, including key ingredients to next-generation public realm design from streets and pathways to squares and parks. He will discuss processes that inspire the design of fun, captivating, and complete places.
Other speakers include: Jamie McEwan (Urban Systems), Ryan Smith (City of Kelowna), Suzanne Therrien (Simon Fraser University), Shivam Khaddar (UBC Okanagan), Matt Worona. Speakers will present on topics including communication between planners and engineers, planning during and post COVID, health benefits of investing in cycling infrastructure, telecommuter vs. non-telecommuter travel activities, and e-bikes and e-scooters in small and mid-sized cities.
Kelowna’s Expanding Protected Biking Network (Bike/Scooter)
Led by the City of Kelowna
A guided tour of the latest protected bike lanes in the City of Kelowna’s All Ages and Abilities network. Highlighting the approaches and challenges of planning, public engagement, design and construction. We will explore the following protected facilities
This tour will include a section of on-street bike lanes along KLO.
Registration includes an Escooter or Ebike provided by Lime and Spin.
Full program is available here: https://itecanada.org/wpdm-package/ite-bc-interior-pibc-conference-program/