Keane Gruending is the Communications Manager for the Renewable Cities program at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Keane is striving to enable a renewable energy-powered future through his strategic communications work, which includes digital content, social media, press and government relations, report contributions, and presentations. His op-eds, articles, and photography have appeared in a range of outlets, including the Vancouver Sun, Spacing Magazine, and The Guardian.
Keane’s major interest is zero-emissions urban mobility. He regularly advocates for people-centred cities built around multimodal transportation systems, including walking, cycling, transit, and shared mobility platforms.
At the Centre, Keane regularly contributed to engaging events, public consultations, and solutions-focused workshops. These have included:
Previous stops include: the Victoria Car Share Co-operative (now Modo); the UN Environment Program’s Regional Office for North America; and the University of Saskatchewan’s Office of Sustainability.
Outside of work, Keane can be found traveling extensively, on his bike, or enjoying the nature of British Columbia.
Keane holds a MSc from the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia.