Hart House Student Social Justice Committee is excited to host an expert panel on Thursday, March 30 from 6 – 8 pm about sustainable development and transit systems and challenges in the local and global context.
Ever wonder how transit systems differ across the globe? Ways to improve transit systems in Toronto? How different cities around the world are tackling transportation challenges with innovative solutions? Come learn from leading experts to learn more, participate in a networking event, and enjoy free food and refreshments!
Arash Oturkar is a Registered Professional Planner with experience in land use planning and development with particular emphasis on transit-oriented development of underutilized City lands.
As Manager of Development Planning at CreateTO, Arash is responsible for providing strategic planning advice and evaluating opportunities for development synergies within the city-wide real estate portfolio. Arash is also responsible for taking development applications through the municipal approvals process for City-led initiatives such as Housing Now, while collaborating with stakeholders including TTC and Metrolinx.
Reece is a passionate Creator, Transportation Planner, Consultant, and Software Developer. He runs a YouTube Channel which talks about Transit Systems, Cities, Development, and Infrastructure. He had the opportunity through this work to meet many wonderful people and work with a number of major transit project teams globally. Reece’s YouTube Channel has over 100,000 subscribers and over 14 million views. He has significant Software Development experience acquired through time spent in his Computer Science Degree at the University of Toronto, and through work at a number of companies. He is particularly passionate about the overlap between transportation networks and software.
Georgia Samuel is a fourth year Urban Studies major with minors in Geographic Information Systems and Bioethics at the University of Toronto. She is also the Outreach Director for the Hart House Debate Club where she coordinates show debates and debate workshops with the broader community! In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and exploring all the different neighbourhoods around Toronto!