Halifax: Carmichael Lecture on urban transportation and transit conference

The Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) will be hosting the 15th annual Carmichael Lecture this week, in partnership with the Dalhousie University School of Planning and Waterfront Development.

This year’s speaker will be Andreas Røhl.

According to the DHBC, Mr. Røhl “works with Jan Gehl and associates based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Andreas has broad experience creating efficient urban transport systems, with a focus on transport as a means to create livable cities. He has worked at both national and city levels and has acted as advisor for cities such as Vancouver, Vienna, and Berlin. His seven-year position as director of the Bicycle Programme at the City of Copenhagen, has provided Andreas with unique insights into delivering on high profile political agendas, as well as promoting cycling in urban areas via both hard and soft infrastructure.”

The Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 6-8pm in the Schooner Room at Casino Nova Scotia.

More details can be found HERE.


This will also serve as the kickoff to the Dalhousie School of Planning Conference, Shift17 (Shift in Transit 2017) – a free conference dedicated to the discussion and action to transform transit in Nova Scotia.

The conference runs March 2 to 4th, and will be held in the Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Rd., and the Dalhousie School of Planning (Medjuck Building, Spring Garden Rd.).

More information about the conference can be found HERE.


If you’re in the Halifax area, both events may be well worth checking out!

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