Episode 6: The Urban Environment After Immunity
How will Canada’s urban environments evolve in a post-COVID-19 world? What will be the role of public transport in that future? Additionally, how might workplaces and businesses change in the long-term because of the pandemic?
On today’s episode we explore the urban environment after immunity. Join us as we talk with Shauna Brail, Associate Professor at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto; and Benjamin Gillies, a Research Fellow at the MIT Urban Mobility Lab, and downtown Winnipeg entrepreneur.
The introductory statement starts at 0:43
Shauna Brail’s interview starts at 3:53 (Interview Transcript)
Benjamin Gillies’ interview starts at 36:27 (Interview Transcript)
Our intermission music comes courtesy of Merin. The track is “Stasis in the City” from their 2019 EP, “Coral Island”. Be sure to check out more tunes at their Bandcamp: https://merinmusic.bandcamp.com
If you have any thoughts or comments on the episode, please email us at after.[email protected]umfm.com
Shauna Brail is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga and is a Senior Associate at the Innovation Policy Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. She is also a faculty affiliate at the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute. She is an economic geographer and urban planner and her research focuses on the transformation of cities as a result of economic, social, and cultural change. For more information on her research, visit https://shaunabrail.com
Benjamin Gillies is a Research Fellow at the MIT Urban Mobility Lab. He is a co-founder and the executive director of the Winnipeg Trolley Company, which provides transportation and sightseeing around Winnipeg’s urban centre. He is also a co-founder of the Fools and Horses Coffee Company.