Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring Presents: INSPIRE Burlington Speaker Series

Information posted February 21, 2013

The following is quoted from Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring’s website, please click here



February 21, 2013

Contact: Daphne Jaques, Assistant to the Mayor (905) 335-7600, ext. 7478

INSPIRE Burlington

We know Burlington is a great place to live, work and play and we want to make it even better. I want to address that challenge by inviting world-class, visionary speakers to fire our imaginations through the INSPIRE Burlington speakers’ series

This series will explore ideas, frame global issues as they impact Burlington, examine solutions, and investigate ways to shift perspectives on the unique opportunities coming our way. It will be a marketplace of innovative thinking that encourages significant public participation through question-and-answer periods.

These events will provide the spark that ignites the next way of great ideas for this progressive community.

On February 28, Dr. Pamela Blais will be my guest at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Dr. Blais is the author of Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy and Urban Sprawl and a Principal of Metropole Consultants Ltd.

Dr. Blais is an urban planner and her focus is on creating better cities by integrating planning, economic and environmental thinking.

Dr. Blais has a Masters in Planning from the University of Toronto and a PhD in urban economic geography from the London School of Economics.

February 28, 2013; 7:00 pm The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Dr. Pamela Blais’ areas of expertise include urban planning, hidden municipal subsidies, efficient versus inefficient built form and market-oriented tools to encourage more sustainable development.

Please have a look at my recent blog post and video regarding Inspire and Dr. Blais.

I hope you are able to attend and invite you to register today online or by calling 905-335-7607.

Please confirm your attendance.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office should you have any concerns or comments.


Rick Goldring