The issue population growth, 50% of our planet’s population live in cities. There is economic opportunity there: if we can get our cities and communities right, then we go a long way towards addressing our global sustainability challenges.
Plan B: Attitude for Life
Partially paralyzed after a fall, doctors weren’t sure if Harcourt would recover. Thus began Harcourt’s Plan B: hear about the courage and the determination of the human spirit as he relives his journey from tragedy to triumph.
Harcourt shares his vision for protecting the environment at the continental level. Through real-world examples and ideas, he’ll motivate listeners to do just that.
Communities as resilient places
Communities are the key to long term prosperity. This presentation outlines the importance of building communities with long term vision, with consideration to the environment, economic, social and cultural impact.
It’s about sustaining our cities & communities
Where we’re headed – sustainable cities and communities: *To create more compact development, denser, mixed use buildings and urban centers *Re-energize inner cities, re-invent suburbia *Create alternatives to the internal combustion engine car, walking, cycling, transit, zero-emission car *Integrate new energy approaches into green infrastructure, water, wastewater, waste management systems *Innovation, entrepreneurship, Trillions U.S. to be spent on renewing urban infrastructure globally creating huge investment opportunities.
Moderating and Hosting
Harcourt’s extensive experience and knowledge from wearing many different hats make him an excellent option for Moderating and Hosting various events.
City of Vancouver | Freedom of the City Award
UBC Alumni Achievement Award of Distinction for contributions to British Columbia
Canadian Urban Institute’s Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award
Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service