2nd Annual Workshop on Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities (IISC)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019   : 8.30 am to 4.15 pm

Learning Studio A/B, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary

8:30 – 8:40

Breakfast and Welcome Speech

Jacob Lamb (Chair of IISC-HQP Chapter, UofC)


8:40 – 8:50

Overview of the CREATE-IISC Program 

Lina Kattan (IISC Program Director, UofC)

8:50 – 9:00

Progress and Lessons Learned in Year 1

Poornima Jayasinghe (IISC Program Coordinator, UofC)

Session 1: Disruptions in Transportation Sector and Implications in Other Infrastructures

Session Co-Chair – Ryan Martinson (Sustainable Transportation Specialist: Stantec)

Session Co-Chair – Madhuri Seera (Senior Transportation Engineer: Transportation Planning, City of Calgary)

9:00 – 9:15

Modelling the effects of electric vehicles on mass evacuations

Craig MacDonald (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

9:15 – 9:30

Fairness in congestion pricing

Soheila Aalami (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

9:30 – 9:45

Waste-to-energy based hydrogen fuel infrastructure management for road transportation in Canada: A life cycle thinking approach

Tharaka Wanniarachchi (Trainee of IISC Program, UBC)

9:45 – 10:00

Autonomous Goods Distribution Systems in Urban Areas

Jacob Lamb (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

10:00 – 10:15

Dynamic Shared Autonomous Electric Vehicle Fleet Operations

Nouran Habib (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

10:15 – 10:50

Session 1: Discussion and Suggestions

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10:50 – 11:00

Morning break

Session 2: Urban Design and Building Constructions

Session Co-Chair – Joachim Mueller (Manager: City Planning & Policy Services, City of Calgary)

Session Co-Chair – Ganesh Doluweera (Director of Research: CERI)

11:00 – 11:15

Design-Based Research as a Platform for IISC Projects

Josh Taron (CO-PI of IISC Program, SAPL, UofC)

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11:15 – 11:30

Integrating Building Energy Performance and Aesthetics through Digital Design and Fabrication

Kristen Forward (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

11:30 – 11:45

Digital Design and Fabrication for the Built Event Scale

Hayden Pattullo (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

11:45 – 12:00

Sustainable Construction Materials

Rahil Khoshnazar (Academic Collaborator of IISC Program, UofC)

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12:00 – 12:15

Machine learning framework for neighbourhood safety impact prediction

Christine Cao (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

12:15 – 12:50

Session 2: Discussion and Suggestions

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12:50 – 1:50


Session 3: Disruptions in Other Infrastructures

Session Chair – Dean Shiskowski (Vice President, Water Resource Recovery: Associated Engineering)

1:50 – 2:05

Urban Stormwater Management under Destructive Forces

Jennifer He (Academic Collaborator of IISC Program, UofC)

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2:05 – 2:20

The advancement of Landfill BioCell Technology by evaluating the overall efficacy of the Calgary BioCell

Samadhi Gunasekera (Trainee of IISC Program, UofC)

2:20 – 2:55

Session 3: Discussion and Suggestions

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2:55 – 3:10

afternoon break

3:10 – 4:05

Launch of LIFT (Leaders of Innovations in Future Technologies) Program

Laleh Behjat (CO-PI of IISC Program, UofC)


4:05 – 4:15

Closing Remarks

Lina Kattan (UofC)