City Building Ryerson presents “Smart Freight: Safe, Green & Efficient Goods Delivery”

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Date(s) - May 07, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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City Building Ryerson’s Urban Innovation Café series brings together diverse leaders, researchers and policy makers to discuss current urban innovations and their potential to solve problems, in a moderated discussion and Q&A.

On May 7, from noon to 1 PM, we are proud to host advanced experts in transportation, management, logistics and cybersecurity for a discussion of today’s challenges related to urban freight, and the research the Ryerson faculty members will be contributing as Affiliates to the new Smart Freight Centre, external link to improve the safety, efficiency and environmental impact of goods delivery in the region.

Join us for this conversation featuring some of the sector’s foremost leaders in the transformation of freight systems, and discover the latest thinking on the future of freight.

With welcoming remarks from Dr. Steven Liss, VP, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University.

Register now.

Featured Guests


Carolyn Kim is the Ontario regional director with the Pembina Institute, Canada’s foremost clean energy think tank on energy and environmental issues. She is a registered professional planner and has about 15 years of transportation and land use planning experience from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. In her role, she brings her policy expertise and strong partnership-building skills to advance practical solutions that support a clean and efficient transportation system in Canada.



Dr. Sabbir Saiyed is currently Manager of Transportation System Planning at the Regional Municipality of Peel, and is one of the founding members of the Smart Freight Centre. He has over 25 years of experience in progressively responsible positions in civil engineering, transportation and management.


Smart Freight Centre faculty affiliate Dr. Bilal Farooq is Canada Research Chair in Disruptive Transportation Technologies and Services; Associate Professor of Civil Engineering; and Director of the Laboratory of Innovations in Transportation (LiTrans Lab) at Ryerson University.


Smart Freight Centre faculty affiliate Dr. Atefeh Mashatan is Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management and Director of the Ryerson Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University.


Smart Freight Centre faculty affiliate Dr. Sharareh Taghipour is Associate Professor and Director of the Reliability, Risk and Maintenance Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Canada Research Chair in Physical Asset Management, Ryerson University.


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