Creative and modern approaches are needed to transport our city into the future. With infrastructure renewal and expansion, new neighbourhoods, emergency service requirements, public transit, bike paths, and more, there are many aspects to optimizing our transportation plans for the future. Winnipeg recently developed Smart Transportation Evolution and Advanced Mobility (STEAM). STEAM initiatives operate through the Advanced Mobility Intelligence System (AMIS). Let’s look at how STEAM can move our community forward and make our lives better.
Jonathan Foord is the City of Winnipeg’s Acting Traffic Signal and TMC Branch Head. He has additional roles as the Transportation Division Asset Management Lead, and Public Works Department Innovation Lead. He also co-chairs the Canadian Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technical committee on Advanced Traffic Management Systems.
Jonathan has been responsible for the design and implementation of Winnipeg’s first Transportation Management Centre (TMC). He continues to develop this system, a growing asset management foundation, and other digital-twin initiatives in order to further leverage cutting edge technology, partnerships, data, and cross-silo information sharing to do things, better, faster, and more efficiently.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Manitoba. In 2017, he was selected as one of Manitoba’s Future 40 Under 40, and in 2018 he was recognized with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Canada’s Young Leader Award.
Barry Prentice is a professor of Supply Chain Management, at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and a member of the Transport Institute. His major research and teaching interests include logistics, transportation economics, and trade policy. He holds degrees from Western University (1973), University of Guelph (1979) and University of Manitoba (1986).
Barry has authored or co-authored more than 300 research reports, journal articles and contributions to books. His scholarly work has been recognized for excellence in national paper competitions and awards. In 1999, National Transportation Week named him Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year. In 2018, his proposal for an “Electric Cargo Airship System” won the People’s Choice Award at the CanInfra Challenge.
Brent Bellamy is an architect and Creative Director at Number TEN Architectural Group in Winnipeg. He is a board member of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, a juror for the federal Smart Cities Challenge Canada initiative and Chair of CentreVenture, the City’s arm’s length, downtown development agency.
Brent has been a leading public advocate for design and city-building through social media, public speaking, professional mentorships, and writing. Since 2010, he has contributed a regular column to the Winnipeg Free Press exploring the connection between design and economic growth, environmental sustainability, civic competitiveness, and quality of life.