Executive Director, Renewable Cities and Fellow, Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
Alex has two decades of policy and planning experience focused on community climate action with unique expertise in land use and multi-criteria analysis, engagement and knowledge mobilization. He has led multiple award-winning community energy plans recognized for innovative carbon modeling and mapping and implementation readiness. Alex is focused on elegant solutions to complex problems, advancing affordability, economic development, civic infrastructure management, public health, farm and forest protection, resilience to climate impacts while driving deep carbon reductions. His work on local, provincial and national scale projects includes: supporting BC Ministry of Environment to generate community energy and emission inventories for all BC municipalities; serving Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop their best practice guide for GHG target setting and renew their Climate Protection Program; advising Prime Minister Martin’s Task Force on Cities on the federal role in urban climate action.