To see the event program, click the image below (6 Mb PDF file).


The following is a list of speakers who presented at the June 6, 2012 Vancouver Urban Forum:

Edward Glaeser, Harvard Professor of Urban Economics, author of Triumph of the City.

Alan Broadbent, founder of Maytree Foundation, Toronto-based author of Urban Nation.

Gil Penalosa, founder of 8-80 Cities, former municipal leader of Bogotá.

Bill Rees, developer of the Ecological Footprint Analysis and UBC School of Community and Regional Planning.

James Lightbody, University of Alberta, author of City Politics Canada.

Dan Zack, a city planner from Redwood California who is making waves among residents groups with his “Delightful Density” presentation.

Barb Justason, of Justason Market Intelligence, a respected polling firm in Vancouver.

Prof. Max Cameron, UBC Political Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

Wade Grant, Council Member of the Musqueam Council Economic Development Administrative Coordinator of the Musqueam Indian Band.

Shauna Sylvester, Director of the Carbon Talks at SFU.

Patrick Condon, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Matthew Soules, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Aldyen Donnelly, Greenhouse Emissions Management Consortium.

Brent Toderian, Chief Planner City of Vancouver 2006 – 2012.

Andrew Ramlo, Executive Director of Urban Futures Inc.

Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic and Urbanist.

Alan Boniface, Principal of Dialog and Chair of Urban Land Institute.

James Cheng, world renowned Vancouver-based architect.

Lance Berelowitz, Principal Urban Forum Associates and author Dream City.

Stephanie Chang, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning.

Leslie Van Duzer, Director UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Penny Gurstein, Director UBC School of Community and Regional Planning.

Gordon Price, Director of the Simon Fraser University City Program.

Many of the presentations will address challenges to achieving urban densification and the opportunities and benefits of embracing an urban future.

John Atkin is arguably Vancouver’s preeminent historian. He leads popular walking tours through Vancouver and has published five books and numerous articles on the urban planning and architectural history of Vancouver. He will team up with Derek Lee of PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc. and Elizabeth Watts of Elizabeth J. Watts Landscape Architect to lead an urban tour primarily for out-of-town delegates on June 5. It will be multimodal including Canada Line, bus, ferry and walking.


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