Evergreen Brick Works Forum on Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability: Mapping the Sustainable City

Event Date: September 29, 2011 | Toronto, Ontario On September 29th, 2011, Evergreen Brick Works will host the first of four panels as part of their Forum on Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability. Featuring international business leaders, innovators, policy experts and academics from around the world, the third annual Brick Works Forum theme is Mapping the Sustainable City.

Discussions will focus on the common challenges and “wicked” problems faced by cities around the world, including rapidly growing populations, climate change, crumbling infrastructure and declining resources, as well as ongoing challenges such as transportation, water and energy. Sessions will focus on leadership, innovation and ideas; they will be open-ended and imaginative, but also grounded in practical reality. The keynote speaker for the event is Jeremy Rifkin(external link).

For more information, as well as panelist biographies, please see the Evergreen Brick Works website(external link),
http://info.evergreen.ca/en/news/entry/mapping-the-sustainable-city/|News(external link) Release] and blog(external link).


7:00–8:00am......... Breakfast & Registration
8:00–8:15am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15–9:15am Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Rifkin Presented with support from Sustainable Prosperity
9:15–9:45am Innovation in Action – sponsored by Ernst & Young Contributions from every corner of society will be necessary as we manage the most complex challenges human civilization has ever faced. In communities large and small, inspiring ideas are coming to fruition on many fronts. What innovations are showing the most promise and how can we make them work on a grander scale?
9:45–10:15am Discussion
10:15–10:45am Break
10:45–11:15am Technology & Sustainability – sponsored by Cisco Technology alone will not solve our problems but it can be an important tool if used intelligently. Smart cities will find efficient ways to manage systems and resources by making information available for better decisions. What technologies are leading the way and how are they being deployed?
11:15–11:45am Discussion
11:45–12:45pm Lunch – held in Koerner Gardens
12:45–1:15pm The Restoration Economy – sponsored by Canada Lands Company A restorative mindset is as critical for financial markets and business models as it is for degraded ecosystems and industrial brownfields. Do we have the courage, ideas and capacity to restore broken systems so they become efficient and resilient?
1:15–1:45pm Discussion
1:45–2:15pm Leadership in Design - Using design to re-imagine new ways of living sustainably in the years ahead will play a key role in building smarter cities. What innovative design ideas are changing behaviours for the better?
2:15–2:45pm Discussion
2:45–3:15pm Summary & Closing Remarks
3:15–5:30pm Reception


Innovation in Action – sponsored by Ernst & Young

Moderated by David Naylor, President, University of Toronto

Paul Ostrander, CEO, Holcim
Steve Power, Partner, Ernst & Young
Robin Ried, Senior Community Manager, World Economic Forum
Jennifer Schwab, Director of Sustainability, Sierra Club Green Home

Technology & Sustainability – sponsored by Cisco

Moderated by Dr. Alex Jadad, Chief Innovator and Founder, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation

Tyler Hamilton, Journalist & Author
George Hazel, Chairman, MRC McLean Hazel
Patrick Spencer, Director, Cisco
Tom Rand, Lead Advisor, Cleantech Practice, MaRS Discovery District

The Restoration Economy– sponsored by Canada Lands Company

Moderated by Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC

Tom Darden, CEO, Cherokee Investment Fund
Dan Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank
Danielle Murray, Renewable Energy Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco

Leadership in Design

Moderated by Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO, Toronto Community Foundation

Renée Daoust, Founder, Daoust Lestage Inc.
Luigi Ferrara, Director, Institute Without Boundaries
Nina-Marie Lister, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
John Lawrence, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walmart Canada

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