Playing a prominent role in planning for the future

Members of the WSP family will figure prominently at the Transport Futures: Smart Mobility Summit in Toronto on December 3rd at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

November 2018 marks 10 years since Transport Futures hosted its inaugural learning event. Their original mission was to facilitate a rational, non-partisan and ongoing dialogue pertaining to a range of mobility pricing measures. that can decrease traffic congestion and fund sustainable transportation infrastructure, Transport Futures has since expanded its focus to include public-private partnerships, ride hailing, automated vehicles and intercity rail/bus travel. This year, WSP’s own Anna Robak and Claire Hicks will be joining a group of thought leaders and influencers in the industry to discuss the impact of technological changes, social and political factors that will affect transportation planning and financing in the near and distant future.  You’ll learn how British, Swedish and American city regions are managing and integrating roads, transit, car/bike/scooter sharing, goods movement, automated vehicles, mobility pricing, big data and general funding in their transportation plans.

The Smart Mobility Summit takes place on Monday, December 3. 

As a proud sponsor WSP staff, vendors and clients receive a 10% discount. Use code (DC) WSP88 when registering.

Click here to visit the Transport Futures conference webpage


WSP Involvement

The panel discussion “Planning for Ontario's Transport Future” at 3:15pm will feature WSP Research Manager Anna Robak. At 10:20am, WSP Future Ready Program Manager Claire Hicks will moderate a British panel featuring representatives from Transport for London and the Department for Transportation.


Anna Robak, Research Manager, Innovation and Future Ready, WSP Canada

Anna is Research Manager, Innovation and Future Ready at WSP Canada, where she leads engineers, planners and designers in research into trends in technology, climate, resources, and society. Anna’s own research focuses on people’s behaviors in the built environment, and how their (dis)satisfaction with infrastructure services adds to the economic cost of a service. Anna earned her BScE in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, her MScE in Infrastructure Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, and her PhD in economics from the University of South Australia.

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The Smart Mobility Summit seems tailor-made for Anna, we’re excited to hear her insights on a range of topics during the discussion.

Claire Hicks, Future Ready Program Manager, WSP Canada

As Program Manager for Future Ready at WSP Canada, Claire supports and guides staff across the business to see the future more clearly through a series of key trends, and design for that future today. Through her work, she strives to connect technical excellence with innovation, and support sustainable growth of cities and communities. Claire works closely with our Anna Robak to guide and support research into future trends and innovative responses to them, exploring solutions with our staff and clients.
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We’re looking forward to watching Claire guide the UK conversation through a number of interesting topics.


Other Confirmed Speakers

Edward Reiskin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
Judith Hayton, Strategy and Policy Manager, Transport for London
Gunnar Söderholm, Director, Environment and Health Administration, City of Stockholm
Michael Steinberg, Head of Strategy, Programme and Communications, UK Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Jan Hellåker, Program Director, Drive Sweden
William Riggs, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Antoine Belaieff, Director of Regional Planning, Metrolinx
Sue Zielinski, Principal, Zielinski Consulting
Bern Grush, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Harmonize Mobility