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Speaking & Media Room

Eleanor regularly speaks at international events and has been featured in the media


Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Plenary Address – Malaysian Institute of Planners’ National Planning Congress 2023, Putrajaya, Malaysia: Resilience and Leadership in All of Us (November 8, 2023)

  • Moderator – 5th Urban Economy Forum and International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) World Planning Congress 59, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A Collaborative Approach Among Stakeholders for the Formulation of Climate Action Strategic Policies and Legislation for a Sustainable Future (Virtual, October 12, 2023)

  • Speaker – In partnership with The King’s Foundation (U.K.), the Prime Minister of Bahrain’s Fellowship Program in Sustainable Development – Supporting Leadership in Sustainable Urbanism and Development, Manama, Bahrain: Techniques for Community Engagement; and Creating an Authorising Environment for Change (May 22-25, 2023)

  • Speaker - Canadian Institute of Planners Emerging Leaders Program, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Module 1: What is a Leader? (Virtual, April 21, 2023)

  • Moderator – 3rd Collingwood World Summit: Habitat in Towns 2022, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada – Sustainable Housing and Finance: Session 15 - Sustainable Housing (Virtual, November 1, 2022)

  • Moderator – 4th Urban Economy Forum. Alternative Housing Innovations for Inclusive Communities, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Virtual, October 3, 2022)

  • Speaker & Panelist - UN-Habitat World Urban Forum 11, Katowice Poland: A Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanization Across the Commonwealth; Climate Change and the Role of Cities Redux; Making Green Planning Happen; The World Urban Campaign - The City We Need Now; Professionals Rountable; and Planning for a New Urban Agenda. (June 26-30, 2022)

  • Moderator - Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Official Side Event, Kigali, Rwanda - The Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanization Across the Commonwealth. (June 21-22, 2022)

  • Moderator - UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign - Urban Thinkers Campus, hosted by Urban Economy Forum and the Commonwealth Association of Planners. North American Women and Urban SDGs: A Paradigm Shift Towards Gender Equity. (Virtual, March 7-8, 2022)

  • Keynote Speaker - Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada - World Town Planning Day Celebration - Our Opportunity is Now – Are You Ready to Lead (Virtual, November 8, 2021)

  • Keynote Speaker – International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Annual Conference, Doha, Qatar. Our Opportunity is Now – Are You Ready to Lead. (November 8-11, 2021)

  • Panelist - Malaysian Institute of Planners City Expo Leadership Conversation. (Virtual, October 15, 2021)

  • Moderator - 2nd Urban Economy Forum. The Future of Urbanization: Pathways Forward. (Virtual, October 4-5, 2021)

  • Presentation – Caribbean Urban Forum, Georgetown, Guyana: Urbanization in the Commonwealth – The Need for Action. (Virtual, June 16, 2021)

  • Panelist – Second International Conference – Combating Air Pollution in the Commonwealth, the Ramphal Institute (UK) & Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (New Delhi, India): Where Clean Transportation & Urban Policies Intersect. (Virtual, March 31, 2021)

  • Keynote Speaker – New Zealand Planning Institute 2021 Conference, Nelson, New Zealand: Climate Action & Your Planning Practice. (Virtual, March 25, 2021)

  • Panelist – Fit Cities and Towns Canada Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: Improving Public Realm for Health and Wellbeing. (Virtual, February 21, 2021)

  • Keynote Speaker – UN Habitat Planners for Climate Action (P4CA) Urban Thinkers Campus – Climate Resilience Post-Covid: Infrastructure, Urban Form, and City Design: Addressing Climate Change Resilience: The Choices We Make and the Planning Practice We Lead. (Virtual, October 14, 2020)

  • Speaker – 2nd Urban Economy Forum 2020, in partnership with UN-Habitat on occasion of the Canadian Celebration of 75th Anniversary of United Nations and World Habitat Day, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Urban Economy: Theories and Actions. (Virtual, October 5th & 6th, 2020)

  • Panelist - Virtual Roundtable with Canadian Finance Minister, the Honourable Bill Morneau. A preparatory meeting of the Urban Economy Forum 2020 - in partnership with UN-Habitat: Impacts of Covid-19 on the Canadian Urban Economy. (June 5, 2020)

  • Keynote Speaker -  UN-Habitat World Urban Forum 10, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Habitat Professionals Forum Roundtable: Addressing the Challenges of Urbanization - Privilege and Our Professions. (February 12, 2020)

  • Presentations – UN-Habitat World Urban Forum 10, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Planners for Climate Action: Nature-Based and Decarbonizing Solutions in the Heritage Context; Climate Action through Cultural Engagement; and Achieving SDG11 in the Commonwealth through plantech: an open discussion on digitally-enabled urban planning. (February 9-11, 2020)



  • Charlottetown Guardian: Population growth outstripping land use planning, say P.E.I. MLAs (June 29, 2022)

  • Edmonton Journal: Canada’s first self-driving shuttle to pilot alongside pedestrians launches in Beaumont (May 16, 2019)

  • CTV- Alberta Primetime: ELA in Beaumont (May 17, 2019)

  • Toronto Star: Planners, policy-makers look forward to 2016 census data release (February 6th, 2017)

  • Edmonton Journal: Census 2016: Canada’s Big cities home to big share of 35 million Canadians (February 8, 2017)

  • CBC, The National: Canada’s population surpasses 35 million (February 8, 2017)

  • CTV News Edmonton: Beaumont seeing fastest growth in Capital Region (February 8, 2017)

  • St. Albert Gazette: Building complete communities (September 21, 2016)

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