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Modern Ecocities In the Cascadia Innovation Corridor In Conversation with BCIT

As the Cascadia region anticipates welcoming as many as 4 million more people in the coming decades, cities, businesses and post-secondary institutions across the Pacific Northwest are exploring how to work together to build more modern, sustainable communities. Through meaningful partnerships, municipalities, citizens and local industries can create more livable urban spaces and close their sustainability gaps. The Cascadia Corridor has already embarked on shared sustainability endeavours such as the Pacific Coast Collaborative and the Hydrogen Highway. How do we continue to advance partnerships and participation in the development of the future?

Join the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Community on Tuesday, May 18th for a conversation on developing more sustainable cities and the training and educational tools available to support those efforts, including micro-credentialing. Speakers include the Manager of Municipal Programs at the Centre for Ecocities at the B.C. Institute of Technology, Cora Hallsworth. Cora will introduce the concept of modern ecocities and bridge into a discussion among city sustainability leaders, industry and educators from B.C., Washington and Oregon on new approaches and ways to collaborate to achieve shared sustainability goals. Cora is speaking on behalf of previously announced Dr. Jennie Moore who unfortunately is now unable to attend. See the full list of speakers below. 

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Tom Roemer, Vice President, Academic, BCIT and Co-Chair, Sub-Committee on Best and Diverse Talent, Cascadia Innovation Corridor
  • Dr. Amy Morrison, President, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and Co-Chair, Sub-Committee on Best and Diverse Talent, Cascadia Innovation Corridor
  • Cora Hallsworth, Manager, Municipal Programs, BCIT Centre for Ecocities
  • Michelle Caulfield, Interim Director, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Seattle
  • Andrea Durbin, Director, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  • Doug Smith, P.Eng., Director, Sustainability Group, City of Vancouver
  • Steve Eccles, Regional CEO and Dean, Northeastern University, Vancouver
  • Duane Elverum, Executive Director and Co-Founder, CityStudio, Vancouver
  • Dr. Andrea Frisque, Senior Associate and Building Performance Engineer, Stantec
  • Governor Christine Gregoire, CEO, Challenge Seattle and Co-Chair, Cascadia Innovation Corridor

Visit for the most up-to-date speakers list and event details. 

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Adrienne Madden

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