Christina Olsen
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Christina Olsen

Manager, Ecocity Centre of Excellence, BCIT

Christina Olsen is working with groundbreaking urban ecologist Dr. Jennie Moore to develop the Ecocity Centre of Excellence at BCIT, a legacy of the 2019 Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver. The Centre will anchor the global leadership of BCIT in the restructuring of cities to reduce their carbon and ecological footprints while simultaneously regenerating natural habitat.

Christina’s 20-year sustainability background also includes work with the San Francisco Planning Department, Nutter Consulting smart cities strategy firm, Wilson Center Urban Sustainability Lab, and Post Carbon Institute, among others. She is also on the board of the EcoSmart Foundation, a Vancouver non-profit organization that develops grid-tied solar farms, particularly in First Nations communities. Christina’s formal education includes sustainability degrees from Harvard and the University of Victoria.

 

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The Rise of the Ecocity: Exploring the Role of Business in Transforming Cities

  • Circular Economy
With over half the global population living in cities, how cities enable citizens to live sustainably becomes an essential consideration. Cities that are making commitments to climate action, staying within planetary boundaries and supporting just transitions recognize the pivotal role that business plays for implementation.

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Tim Coldwell President, Chandos Construction Ltd.
Ernesto Hartikainen Project Director, Climate Solutions, Sitra
Christina Olsen Manager, Ecocity Centre of Excellence, BCIT