WHO WE ARE
SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Moving in a Livable Region (MLR) is a growing consortium based in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia that aims to build a more resilient, equitable, economically strong, and healthy region.
We are currently comprised of the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation, TransLink, Metro Vancouver Regional District, provincial and municipal government representatives, environment focused organizations, active transportation and mobility organizations, other non-profit organizations, boards of trade, business associations, academics and student organizations, industry, health authorities, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia.
Convened by the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, MLR stakeholders recognize that we can only move forward as a region when we work together and understand the values we each share. We acknowledge that positive growth in this region can be achieved when we improve our mobility and land-use planning processes.
Shauna Sylvester is the Executive Director of the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Lead Facilitator for MLR.
Shauna is a skilled facilitator, social entrepreneur and commentator on international issues. She has led several dialogues on density, business development, transportation and energy and she served as the lead facilitator for the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing in Vancouver.
In addition to her international work, Shauna is involved in her community. In 2010, Shauna was recognized by The Simons Foundation as a Peace Leader. In 2003, she was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in the Globe and Mail after receiving a similar award from Business in Vancouver Magazine in 2000.
Jude Crasta is the Project Lead for Moving in a Livable Region. He is a communicator, designer, strategist, and entrepreneur who likes to work on the front lines of 'head-scratcher' projects that have larger social impact.
Jude comes from a background of leadership and support roles in various non-profit organizations. Having partnered with different levels of government, he has worked on issues relating to transportation, infrastructure, education spending, climate change, and innovation.
Jude likes to volunteer for causes focusing on empowerment of newer generations on pressing issues. He is also an aspiring aviator and is interested in advancements in the fields of aeronautics and physical sciences.