URBAN21 - Youth Forum Panel
5th July
Carolyn Marie Rohaly:
Curriculum Vitae

First Name: Carolyn
Middle Name: Marie
Last Name: Rohaly
Gender: female
Birth date (dd/mm/jj): 18/07/72
Organization: HABICO Planning + Architecture Ltd., Sustainable Calgary, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Contact Address: 1510 Kensington Road, NW
Calgary, AB 
T2W 2R9
Country: Canada
Email: carolyn (at) habico.com
Phone: 001-403.270.3474
Fax: 001-403.270.3476

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

Retraining/Other Conferences: 
International Institute of Sustainable Development Youth Intern, Dakar, Senegal, September 1999 – March 2000.

Moving the Economy, Toronto, Ontario, July 1998. (presented the Green Map System)

Canadian Association of Planning Students Conference, Calgary, 1998.

Turning the Kaleidoscope, Alberta’s Sustainability Forum, Calgary, March 1998. (facilitated a community indicators workshop)

Aging in Place: Planning for the 21st Century, Vancouver, November 1997.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Summer Study Student, India, June-August 1997

Canadian Association of Planning Students Conference, Halifax, 1997. (presented the Green Map System)

Research and Development Geomatique Forum, Quebec City, 1997. (presented the Green Map System)

International Women’s Week, Montreal, 1997. (presented the Green Map System)

Urban Planner and Planning Graphics Specialist, HABICO Planning + Architecture Ltd., Calgary, Canada, 1997-present.

Voluntary engagement: 
Sustainable Calgary. Calgary Green Map Coordinator, maintained website, assisted in writing the State of Our City indicators report, facilitated an indicators workshop. Sept. 1997-present.

Calgary Green Map Coordinator 
responsibilities: 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 process. 1998-present.

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.

President, McGill 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.

Executive Committee Secretary, Arusha International Development Resource Centre, Calgary. Coordinated sustainable development activities for this international NGO. 1993-1995.

Volunteer, Connection Housing Society, Calgary. Prepared resources for the creation of a promotional video and organised volunteer activities. January 1995-April 1995.

Volunteer, University of Calgary. Organised tutorials for senior level lecture on History of Western Thought; executive member of the Urban Studies Undergraduate Society. 1993-1995.

Innovative Housing in Alberta: The Environmental Challenge, AACIP Planning Digest, July 1999, Volume 3, Number 2.

Travel: Carolyn visited Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, The Gambia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mali, Senegal, Turkey, United States, and Zimbabwe.
Popular culture: Carolyn enjoys writing, reading, appreciating music, and watching films.
Sewing: Carolyn 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 scooter.

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.

Official Organisers:
Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations
The Secretariat of Youth for Habitat International Network
Youth Initiative EXPO 2000

last update: 21.06.2000