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CLUE 2022 Symposium

June 24 @ 8:30 am 2:00 pm EDT

CLUE is proud to present its inaugural symposium, showcasing the research of the project’s first year and looking ahead to the future.

This is an invitation-only, in-person event with limited capacity. If you have a specific interest in attending but have not received an email invitation, please email us at mobilitynetwork@utoronto.ca.

Face masks

University of Toronto policy requires that face masks are worn except when eating or drinking while seated in the Faculty Club’s Wedgwood Room.

Agenda (click here for PDF download) (includes speaker bios)

8:00 AM Light breakfast available.

8:30 AM Registration desk opens.

9:00 Welcome – Professor Matt Roorda, Principal Investigator, City Logistics for the Urban Economy (CLUE)

9:05 Opening Address – Dr. Chris Yip, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto

9:10 CLUE Update – Professor Matt Roorda, Principal Investigator, CLUE

Session 1: Harnessing Freight and Curb-side Management Data (Moderator: Dale Lynch, Transport Canada)

  • 9:15 Telematics: Review and Applications in Freight Transportation – Yunfei Ma, McMaster University
  • 9:30 Crowdsensing and Parking Data – Elham Heydari, York University
  • 9:45 Smart Infrastructure Enabled by Video-as-a-sensor Technology – David Heath, Robert Bosch Inc.
  • 10:00 Moderated discussion

10:10 Coffee break

Session 2: E-Cargo Tricycle Deliveries in Toronto and Montreal (Moderator: Dr. Judy Farvolden, University of Toronto Mobility Network)

  • 10:30 Pilot E-Cargo Tricycle Deliveries at U of T – Matt Roorda, Professor, University of Toronto
  • 10:45 Electric Cargo Cycles Research at York University – Adonai Garcia, York University
  • 11:00 City of Montreal E-Cargo Tricycle Delivery Pilot – Khelil Khelil, Purolator Inc.
  • 11:15 Moderated discussion

11:25 Lunch

11:50 Lunch Panel Discussion “Decarbonizing Freight” (Moderator: Professor Daniel Posen, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto)

  • 11:50 Carolyn Kim, Pembina Institute
  • 12:00 Marianne Hatzopoulou, Professor, University of Toronto
  • 12:10 Chad Saliba, Geotab
  • 12:20 Moderated discussion

12:40 Break

Session 3: Freight, Health, and the Environment (Moderator: Professor Mehdi Nourinejad, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University)

  • 1:00 COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution with Equity Considerations – Elkafi Hassini, Professor, McMaster University
  • 1:15 Contribution of Diesel Trucks to Climate and Air Quality and Implications for Environmental Justice – Sara Torbatian, University of Toronto
  • 1:30 Why Reducing Transportation Emissions Matters! – Louise Aubin, Region of Peel Public Health
  • 1:45 Moderated discussion

1:55 Closing remarks, Professor Elkafi Hassini, Chair, Smart Freight Centre

2:00 Adjourn

Symposium Chair

Dr. Matthew Roorda, Professor, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto and Principal Investigator, City Logistics for the Urban Economy (CLUE)

City Logistics for the Urban Economy (CLUE)

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