2020 Panelists

Christopher De Sousa

Ryerson University

Christopher De Sousa, RPP, is a Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University. De Sousa’s research activities focus on various aspects of brownfields redevelopment in Canada and the United States. He is currently President of the Canadian Brownfields Network, a Steering Committee Member on the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Brownfields/Land Reuse Health Initiative, and on the Executive Committee for Ryerson’s Center for Urban Research and Land Development.

Renee Recoskie, P.Geo.

City of Orillia

Renee brings her past experience as a consulting Geoscientist specializing in brownfield investigation and redevelopment to her municipal role as Manager of Environmental Compliance with the City of Orillia. She assists various City departments in supporting brownfield redevelopment locally, while communicating complex environmental information at a practical level to best educate and inform decision makers to help realize the catalytic and transformative benefits.

Pauline Pingusson

Brownfield renewal (LiBRe)

Pauline Pingusson completed her literary background by a diploma in management and a specialized master in Strategic Management of Sustainability in France. After a mission in an NGO in the United States, she worked at Utopies, the first French sustainable consultancy. She developed expertise on responsible consumption, socio-economic impact and sustainable higher education, by running the network Campus Responsables (sustainable campuses), gathering around 40 universities in France and in Belgium. She offered her sustainable expertise with multiple projects in Europe, as well as in Morocco, Tunisia, in the U.K and in the U.S.A. After moving to Canada, she joined the Green Municipal Fund at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop knowledge products and peer learning activities to help Canadian cities sharing best practices and being more sustainable. Pauline is in charge of managing a national network gathering local governments around Leadership in Brownfield renewal (LiBRe). She also explores circular economy and sustainable procurement opportunities for the Canadian municipalities and designs and delivers capacity building activities.