March 1, 2017

Community Energy Planning: Guelph’s Experience

March 27, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
York University
4700 Keele St
North York, ON M3J
Jenessa Doherty

For over 25 years, Dr. Karen Farbridge has brought people and ideas together to build moresustainable and resilient communities. Karen is the former mayor of Guelph and, during her 17 years in municipal politics, Karen successfully championed the integration of sustainability principles and citizen engagement into the city’s approach to city planning and development. Her integrated approach to sustainability embraces four pillars: economic opportunity and prosperity, social justice and well-being, environmental stewardship, and culture. She was an early advocate for the role of local governments in community energy planning. She is currently President of Karen Farbridge & Associates Ltd. and is active with QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow) as well as serving on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.

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