VIDEO: Smartening Up Growth Panel

Last December, we were tremendously fortunate to partner with Environmental Defence and the Grand River Environmental Network to host a panel discussion about Smartening Up Growth. The event was a huge success, and more than 80 people packed into the multipurpose room at the Downtown Community Centre in Kitchener to learn more about the costs of sprawl and the benefits of Smart Growth in Waterloo Region.

We’re thrilled to be able to finally share a full-length video of the event:

We were lucky to have the assistance of the great Mike Farwell as our moderator, and our panel was comprised of:

  • Aidan Grove-White (Planning Advisor, Environmental Defence)
  • Rob Horne (Commissioner of Planning, Housing, and Community Services, Region of Waterloo)
  • Kevin Thomason (Vice-President, Grand River Environmental Network)
  • Kate Daley (Co-Founder, Smart Growth Waterloo Region)

Our sincere thanks to those who attended, to our participants, and to Seven Shores for their kind donation of refreshments. A special thanks also to Benton Leong for recording this event for your enjoyment.

Please share this post with those who couldn’t make it. You can also check out tweets from the event through our Storify.