Birth date (dd/mm/jj):
HABICO Planning + Architecture Ltd., Sustainable Calgary, International
Institute for Sustainable Development
1510 Kensington Road, NW
Email: carolyn (at) habico.com
Master of Urban
Planning, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1997
Bachelor of General
Studies (Urban Studies and International Development Studies), University
of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 1995
of Sustainable Development Youth Intern, Dakar, Senegal, September 1999
– March 2000.
Moving the Economy,
Toronto, Ontario, July 1998. (presented the Green Map System)
of Planning Students Conference, Calgary, 1998.
Turning the Kaleidoscope,
Alberta’s Sustainability Forum, Calgary, March 1998. (facilitated a community
Aging in Place: Planning
for the 21st Century, Vancouver, November 1997.
Institute Summer Study Student, India, June-August 1997
of Planning Students Conference, Halifax, 1997. (presented the Green Map
Research and Development
Geomatique Forum, Quebec City, 1997. (presented the Green Map System)
Week, Montreal, 1997. (presented the Green Map System)
Urban Planner and
Planning Graphics Specialist, HABICO Planning + Architecture Ltd., Calgary,
Calgary Green Map Coordinator, maintained website, assisted in writing
the State of Our City indicators report, facilitated an indicators workshop.
Calgary Green Map
organised meetings, wrote funding proposals, coordinated volunteer work,
researched environmental sites, prepared website, developed timeline, worked
on a media plan, and developed a public participation method for the mapping
Child Friendly Calgary.
Assisted with the children’s Green Map initiative and the Building Blocks
program, which teaches children about urban planning. June 1998-1999.
Summer Study Student,
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Researched environmental, economic,
social, and gender issues related to development projects in four areas
of India. The last half of the trip focused on gender issues in development,
specifically in Calcutta and the state of Bengal. Visited non-government
organisations and local work co-ops to understand the operation of development
initiatives. Wrote a research paper investigating how the Western concept
of bioregionalism applies to India. June 1997-August 1997.
Green Map Producer,
McGill School of Urban Planning and Montreal Sustainable Development Association.
Researched and digitally mapped Montreal’s ecologically significant areas
with ArcInfo and ArcView, Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
Results presented in lectures and on an Internet web page. This project
is now an ongoing research initiative for Environmental Planning and GIS
classes at the School of Urban Planning. January 1996-August 1996.
School of Urban Planning Class of 1997, Montreal. Created a tour of McGill’s
urban setting and organised an urban planning display for McGill’s 175th
anniversary. September 1995-May 1997.
Secretary, Arusha International Development Resource Centre, Calgary. Coordinated
sustainable development activities for this international NGO. 1993-1995.
Housing Society, Calgary. Prepared resources for the creation of a promotional
video and organised volunteer activities. January 1995-April 1995.
of Calgary. Organised tutorials for senior level lecture on History of
Western Thought; executive member of the Urban Studies Undergraduate Society.
in Alberta: The Environmental Challenge, AACIP Planning Digest, July 1999,
Volume 3, Number 2.
visited Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, The Gambia, Germany,
Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mali, Senegal, Turkey, United
States, and Zimbabwe.
Carolyn enjoys writing, reading, appreciating music, and watching films.
loves to create new clothing creations.
Sports: In her spare
time, Carolyn goes to the gym and go hiking and skiing in the Rocky Mountains
near her home. She also has fun touring around cities on her new skate
I am looking forward
to participating in a conference that looks forward to our urban future,
but focuses on present initiatives for improving urban experiences. To
create sustainable, dynamic urban spaces we must respect the past, analyze
the present, and anticipate the future. Now is an exciting time to solve
urban problems for the improvement of tomorrow’s cities.