Richard Gilbert

Adviser

Richard Gilbert is a Toronto-based consultant who focuses on transport and energy issues, with public- and private-sector clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. He served as a member of the then City of Toronto Planning Board from 1973 to 1976, of the councils of the City of Toronto and Metropolitan Toronto from 1976-1991, as president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in 1986-1987, and as Chair and CEO of the Toronto District Heating Corporation from 1982-1989. On retiring as a municipal politician, he became the first president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute.

videos

POST CARBON EXCHANGE #3: Richard Gilbert & David Bragdon

length: 18:00   credit:   Sep 01, 2010

RICHARD GILBERT and DAVID BRAGDON discuss the future of transportation systems as we near the end of cheap oil. What are the solutions? How will we get there? Are we facing the end of the internal combustion engine?

Much of the material referenced is discussed in great detail in Gilbert's new book, "Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil". "Transport Revolutions" is a must read for anyone interested in the future of transportation and is co-authored by PCI Transportation Fellow Anthony Perl.


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Richard Gilbert is a Toronto-based consultant who focuses on transport and energy issues. He was the first president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute.

David Bragdon is currently President of the Metro Council in Portland, Oregon and has been selected by New York Mayor Bloomberg as NYC's director of long-term planning and sustainability.

Latest Publications

Will the EU Ban Fossil-Fuel Cars from Cities?

Richard Gilbert    Apr 25, 2011   

[Excerpt] On March 28, the European Commission – the executive arm of the European Union – issued “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area.” If adopted by the European Parliament, this white … >>

REPORT: Natural Gas Report Supplements: Public Health, Agriculture, Transportation

Richard Gilbert    Jun 01, 2011   

The challenges posed by shale gas production have serious implications for the future of agriculture, transportation, and health in the United States. In this collection of articles, PCI Fellows explore what the Hughes … >>

The Post Carbon Reader

Richard Gilbert

How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most … >>

press coverage

Gilbert questions airport future

Richard Gilbert  

Post Carbon Advisor Richard Gilbert's questioning of growth assumptions behind expansion plans for Hamilton airport were covered in this article at View Magazine. From the article: Projections for growth at … >>