Our experts discuss in two podcast series:

Behind the Scenes of Site Planning

Sports stadia and event venues represent critical infrastructure for our economy, supporting a multi-billion-dollar industry here in Canada. But while these venues draw in big crowds and big revenue, they also represent huge capital investments.

When the stakes are this high, success requires careful planning and forethought.

 

Listen to the Podcast

In this podcast, our expert panel from WSP’s Planning and Advisory team will take us behind the scenes of site planning for these large-scale community hubs.

Moderated by Dave Richardson

Enjoyed this podcast? Jump to our Operations and Logistics Podcast.

 

 

Who you will hear in this series

Dave Richardson
Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning
Canada
Don Stephens
Director, Transportation Planning, Ontario and Atlantic Canada
Canada
Mars Otten-Andrew
Transportation Planning Manager, Alberta
Canada
Jay Wratten
Vice-President and Sport Sector Lead
United States

Operations and Logistics for Venues

Today, we are seeing unprecedented population densities as our big cities grow even bigger. As urbanization intensifies, managing transportation, accessibility, safety and public spaces becomes increasingly complex. And nowhere is this more dramatic than during big public events.

Large sporting events and concerts can see 20,000 people in attendance; large festivals can see upwards of a million.

Managing the sheer volume of traffic requires intensely detailed event planning and logistics. How can we best manage road, transit and foot traffic? How will we minimize traffic jams and provide enough parking? How will we make sure these events are accessible to everyone? And the most pressing concern of all: how will we keep everyone safe when public venues become a target?

 

Listen to the Podcast

In this podcast, experts from WSP’s Planning and Advisory team will discuss all of those points, with real examples from their experience supporting some of the largest events in Canada. From small-town events to the Calgary Stampede to Mosaic Stadium, they’ll share their best insights around event planning and logistics.

Moderated by Dave Richardson

Enjoyed this podcast? Jump to our Site Planning Podcast.

 

 

Who you will hear in this series

Dave Richardson
Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning
Canada
Sharon Sterling
Manager of Traffic and Parking
Canada
Bruce Belmore
Director of Canada West Transportation Planning
Canada
Sander Quartero
Senior Project Manager, Transit Planning and Engineering
Canada