On June 6 and 7, 2012 Vancouver will host a Conference to consider opportunities for urban reform. The title of the Conference is a reference to Three Waves of urban reform that have swept Canada since its founding in 1867. The Conference will consider ideas that could comprise a Fourth Wave of Urban Reform.
The Conference will feature a number of special guests including:
- Harvard Professor of Economics and author of “Triumph of the City” Edward Glaeser.
- Toronto-based author of “Urban Nation” Alan Broadbent.
- University of Alberta Professor James Lightbody.
The Fourth Wave Conference is hosted by the Global Civic Policy Society and its Centre for Sustainable Market Urbanism. The Founder is Sam Sullivan Former Mayor of Vancouver and current Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Urban Governance and the Doctrine of the Separation of Powers.
- Densification and the Environment, the Economy and the Social Dynamism of a city.
- The importance of Economic Literacy and Market Forces in the development of a city.
- Critiques of Postmodern Planning Processes.
- Achieving a balance of priorities for Public Benefits.
Please register as a Delegate to the Fourth Wave Conference by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information www.sustainablemarketurbanism.org . Thanks to the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia for support.