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Manitoba Section May Luncheon
May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The May meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 starting at 12 noon.
The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room.
Our presenter this month is Morgan Vespa, Manager of the City of Winnipeg’s first Office of Public Engagement.
Morgan oversees an office of three Public Engagement Officers. The Office of Public Engagement team is involved in all civic projects where feedback from the public is gathered and considered, such as the Arlington Bridge, active transportation projects, and the Eastern Corridor Study. Morgan’s professional experience has focused on how public participation has the potential to strengthen communities and improve projects.
Morgan’s presentation is titled “How to design for communities: listen to them”. Morgan will discuss how technical teams and public engagement professionals can work together to design with the community’s needs and community context in mind, using multiple types of knowledge to produce the best design outcome. Using the current Osborne to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge and Connections project as an example, Morgan will present on how the City of Winnipeg’s office of public engagement is undertaking an interesting and meaningful engagement process and the importance of a coordinated team approach.
Please note that the price of the luncheon is $27.39 for members and friends and $16.68 for students. Registration and online payment MUST be completed by 12:00 PM on Friday, May 18, 2018. Registration can be completed here.
Hope to see you there!