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SCARP Symposium – City Cycling: Exploring Issues of Equity in Transportation


SCARP, UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, is holding it’s 10th annual student symposium. This year the event takes place on Friday March 16 from 8 AM to 7 PM at the AMS Nest at the UBC Point Grey Campus. Active and future planners will gather to be inspired from diverse sources, finding fresh ideas by looking within – and beyond – the traditional boundaries of planning. This year Urban Systems is a silver sponsor of the event and our own Melissa Bruntlett will be panelist for a discussion titled, “City Cycling: Exploring Issues in Equity of Transportation”. This will begin at 10:05 session

SCARP Panel Discussion – City Cycling: Exploring Issues of Equity in Transportation

Session 1, 10:05 AM – 11:15 AM
This panel will examine the critical issue of equity in city cycling by bringing together a diverse group of PhD students, faculty, and members from Vancouver cycling advocacy groups. Drawing from each panelists specific area of research or knowledge ascertained in practice, the purpose of this panel is to bring to light notions of equity in transportation. Our panelists will discuss questions such as: “Why do we advocate for city cycling?”, “What power relations are present in planning for city cycling?”, “How can city cycling be more accessible to all citizens?”, and “What gaps are present within city cycling literature and practice?”.

About Melissa

Melissa Bruntlett
Melissa is a member of Urban Systems Corporate Communications team and co-founder of Modacity, a creative agency striving to promote happier, healthier and simpler forms of mobility. Melissa believes it is imperative to build cities that work for every citizen, and uses her experience as a writer, marketer, producer, and mother to share the human perspective of multi-modal transportation to a mainstream audience.

With a background in sales, marketing, and project management, and serving as an active volunteer in her community, she is continually developing written, visual, and audio content that inspires and challenges organizations to reach out to a broad audience, and promote more livable urban environments. “I strive to create cities where my children can flourish, and where the simple act of moving through their city is a safe, simple, and enjoyable act.”

For additional symposium information visit the SCARP website.

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