Mary Pickering

About Mary Pickering

Mary Pickering is TAF’s VP of Programs and Partnerships.

What single action could transform urban transportation in the GTA?

By |January 26th, 2017|

What single action could transform urban transportation in the Toronto region?

That was a question posed yesterday morning to a panel assembled by the Transit Alliance focused on greening up Toronto.

As we continue to struggle with the seemingly unsolvable problems of transit funding, planning, and […]

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Will road tolls reduce emissions in Toronto?

By |November 25th, 2016|

Yesterday, sparks flew as Mayor John Tory endorsed expressway tolls on the Gardiner and DVP, and the City Manager released a Long-Term Financial Direction Update on new funding sources to be considered by Council, including road tolls and a hotel tax. The report is […]

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Collective impact in motion

By |October 31st, 2016|

A new report by TAF and Evergreen reflects on the lessons learned by a dozen civic groups that coalesced around the need for transit investment in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

The report examines the experience of Move the GTHA, covering the period […]

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Carbon reduction = good health

By |June 29th, 2016|

Just a year ago, the Toronto Board of Health approved a report that promoted an active role for Toronto Public Health in responding to climate change. Part of this mandate included developing an understanding of how measures Toronto might take to reduce its carbon […]

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From less bad to more good: the low-carbon city of the future

By |April 7th, 2016|

How can we bring optimism and engagement to bear in creating the low-carbon city of the future? John Robinson offered some insightful answers to these questions this week’s 2016 Eric Krause Memorial Lecture at the University of Toronto.

Professor Robinson recently came to Toronto from […]

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New report steers the low-carbon obstacle course for cities

By |January 8th, 2016|

Amidst the climate information overload driven out of the Paris conference, a fantastic research report was released to guide the way for city climate action over the next five years. Prepared by C40 and global consulting firm Arup, the report Potential for Climate Action considers […]

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Cities in Paris – a formidable force

By |December 14th, 2015|

The Paris agreement has signaled that governments are committed to a shift toward a low-carbon economy. And its champions are not just the 195 state leaders who struck the deal on Saturday night. One optimistic outcome of this summit, setting it apart from all […]

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Partners trump powers when it comes to climate action

By |July 27th, 2015|

Hey Toronto – what’s your urban personality type? A new report from C40 Cities and ARUP mines characteristics of global cities to find out how they act – and how this affects their ability to push along their carbon reduction targets.

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How to leverage cap and trade to improve transit

By |June 4th, 2015|

Recently, Move the GTHA, a collaborative project funded and co-initiated by TAF and Evergreen CityWorks, sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne recommending that a significant portion of the province’s cap and trade revenues fund active transportation and public transit.

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80×50 e-news May 2015

By |May 14th, 2015|

A recipe for coal phase-out

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