Past Halifax Event: VOL 23

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VOL 23

February 02, 2017
@ Medjuck Building

Imagine a Nova Scotia where public transit is the best option for everyone. 
What do we need to do to get there? 

Join us on February 2 to share in an evening of people sharing their ideas, thoughts, and works. This Pecha Kucha event is a fundraiser for the annual SHIFT conference and will feature a range of speakers and topics centred on transit in Halifax (public and otherwise). 

SHIFT is a free annual conference hosted by the Dalhousie School of Planning to explore innovation and inspire real local change. SHIFT: inTransit will take place in Halifax from Thursday March 2nd to Saturday March 4th, 2017. 


Ben Wedge
Ashley Morton
Sanjeev Pushkarna
Jeremy Banks
Eliza Jackson
Elora Wilkinson
Gerry Post
Ross Grant
Erica Butler
William Breckenridge
Mahbubur Rahman
Samantha Bambrick

Pre-show social 19:45
Presentations start 20:20

Students | $5
General | $10

Tickets will be available at the door or through Peatix.

*$1 from each admission will go to the PechaKucha Global Fund

Seating is limited

Presented by Breakhouse Inc. and Shift: The Dalhousie School of Planning Conference

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Alternative Routes

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Samantha Banbrick was born in PEI and calls Nova Scotia home. She always thought she

would be the next great Canadian novelist and though she hasn’t given up

on her goal, we’ll just say she is taking an Alternative Route. She is

determined to fix the world by learning and growing but mostly by being


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“No” to Transit

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Mahbubur Rahman completed his MASc in Civil Engineeering

(Transportation) from Dalhousie University in 2016 and did graduate

research at DalTRAC. He was teaching Civil Engineering at a University in

Bangladesh for 8 years before coming to Halifax in 2013. During his study

at Dalhousie, he held different role in student governance including Vice

President (Finance & Operations) of Dalhousie Student Union for two

years. He is also involved a number of non-profit organizations in Halifax.

He is a passionate about sustainable transportation and wish to contribute

for making Halifax a better place to live.

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Schmidt's Ville in Transit

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William Breckenridge is a noted community advocate. He serves on the Heritage Advisory Committee for HRM, and is also Vice-Chair for the Schmidtville Stakeholders Committee. William has a strong belief in learning from the past in order to build the future. Born and raised in Schmidtville, he is well educated on all matters concerning the neighourhood.

William has a BA in classics from St. Mary's University, with minorconcentrations in history and geography. He also obtained a Business Administration Diploma in Investment Management from NSCC. Tonight he hopes you will enjoy a slide presentation of Halifax's transit heritage and urban development titled: "Schmidtville in Transit".

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Halifax Examiner

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Erica Butler has been writing about urban issues in Halifax since 2000, most recently focussing on transportation thanks to a weekly column in the Halifax Examiner, a reader-supported local news site.

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Halifax Transit

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Ross Grant is a community planner who fell in love with public transit. Sadly, the relationship turned sour when he realized that his local transit network was letting him down. He believes that transit networks have enormous potential to do more than just move people- they can support our arts, culture and activities.

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Accessible Transit: The Big Fix

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Gerry Post is a planner who has worked and lived around the world in some of the most fragile and dangerous states. Al-Quada missiles just missed him in Jordan and in the Peru's Shining Path guerrilla territory he was given a pistol and told '...we don't stop for anyone, just blow them away!' In the Middle East he managed the most progressive Urban Think Tank in the Arab World. His work there earned his team the World Leadership Award in Town Planning along with various Canadian Institute of Planning awards. Planning in Halifax is relatively tame. Currently retired, he's VP of Walk'nRoll Halifax and spearheading, in conjunction with HRM and the Rick Hansen Foundation, a community based initiative called Halifax.Access4All.

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Halifax Bus Shelter

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Elora Wilkinson is a Planner II with the Urban Design Team at HRM, but has experience working in both municipal and consulting planning. Elora graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor in Community Design with a focus on sustainability and urban design. With a love of street art, she loves to find ways to add colour and creativity to the city to build places of unexpected vibrancy.

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Multi-Modal Mastering

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Eliza Jackson is the ultimate convert to the cycling lifestyle. Growing up in a small town one hour north of Toronto, the car was her ticket to the good life. It was only after cycling around Hamilton with good friends that Eliza recognized the beauty of exploring a city on two wheels and the freedom that it afforded. She has never looked back. Eliza’s life goal is now to never again own a car and to ensure that all people, regardless of age, gender, or background, have the option to ride a bicycle if they want to.

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Fusion UDat

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Jeremy Banks loves theatre, boardgames, and urban planning. His favourite thing is asking people to get involved. Jeremy believes that we can turn our cities into wonderful places if we get involved by voting, participating on a municipal plan or simply playing a piano.

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Electric Transit

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Sanjeev Pushkarna attended Acadia University for undergrad and Dalhousie for his Masters. He works at Nova Scotia Power and focuses on new technologies including home battery storage and electric vehicles. Sanjeev is originally from Kentville and after spending the first 8 years of his career in Toronto he now resides in Halifax.

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Transport Action Atlantic

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Ashley Morton is the Vice-President and senior Nova Scotia member of Transport Action Atlantic, a regional NGO who advocate for convenient, sustainable, affordable public transportation. TAA are strong supporters of urban public transportation, but spend most of their time thinking and talking about regional and inter-urban public transportation, with a focus on rail.

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Open Data and Transit

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Ben Wedge is a reluctant runner and a passionate advocate for safe and sustainable transportation choices in Halifax. When he’s not lost in the woods or far out of town running, Ben works with the Halifax Cycling Coalition and It’s More Than Buses to make sustainable transportation an attractive option for Haligonians. In his free time he works as a professional engineer.


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