Guest Speakers / Conférenciers Invités

CAPS 2012 Conference Speakers

Gordon Price, 61, is the Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University.

In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) in 1999.

Mr. Price is also a regular lecturer on transportation and land use for the City of Portland, Oregon and Portland State University. He has written several extensive essays on Vancouver and transportation issues - The Deceptive City, Local Politician's Guide to Urban Transportation - and has been published in numerous journals, including those of the American and Canadian Planning Associations.

In 2003, he received the Plan Canada Award for Article of the Year - "Land Use and Transportation: The View from '56" - from the Canadian Institute of Planners.  In 2007, he was the winner of the “Smartie” People Award from Smart Growth B.C.  In 2009 he was made an honorary member of the Planning Institute of B.C.

As the Vancouver Sun declared when Price stepped down from the City Council, “Councilor Bikeways” has done more than any other elected official to shape the city and the way we use it. Active in every stage of the decade-long downtown residential housing boom that transformed this city’s core from raw idea to livable community, Price may well be remembered by historians as the man who made high-density living Vancouver’s collective urban dream.”

He has spoken at numerous conventions and conferences in many countries, writes a monthly column for Business in Vancouver on civic issues, and conducts tours and seminars on the development of Vancouver. He also publishes an electronic magazine on urban issues, with a focus on Vancouver, called "Price Tags" -

In 2009, he was appointed by the Mayor of Vancouver as a member of the “Greenest City Action Team.” He sits on the Boards of the Sightline Institute and the International Centre for Sustainable Cities.  He also a member of local districts for the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha.

The title of Gordon's speech at the CAPS-ACEAU 2012 conference will be: Unknown Knowns: the Challenge of Planning in Uncertain Times

You can also follow Gordon Price on Twitter.

Julian Agyeman

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Julian Agyeman is Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, Boston-Medford, USA. He is co-originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,’ the integration of social/spatial justice and sustainability, defined as “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems”.

He is co-founder, and co-editor of the international journal 'Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability'. His expertise and research interests critically explore aspects of the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment, whether mediated by institutions or social movement organizations, and the effects of this on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity.

With over 150 publications, his books include ‘Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World' (MIT Press 2003); 'Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice' (NYU Press 2005) and ‘Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada’ (The University of British Columbia Press 2009). His most recent books are ‘Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices’ (MIT Press 2011) and ‘Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability’ (MIT Press 2011).

He is Series Editor of Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books). He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA), a member of the Board of Massachusetts Audubon Society and is on the Editorial Boards of Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy and the Australian Journal.

The title of Julian's speech at the CAPS-ACEAU 2012 conference will be: Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining (e)quality, living within limits.

Visit his Tufts website  and follow his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Larry Beasley


Larry Beasley is the retired Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver. He is now the "Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning" at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning consultancy.

Over thirty years of civic service, Mr. Beasley achieved land use and transportation plans along with careful development management that have dramatically reshaped Vancouver's inner city.  He also led the revitalization of neighbourhoods, a strong heritage preservation program, the City's urban design studio and a successful civic fundraising initiative.  For the last thirteen years of his civic service, he was a principal decision maker for Vancouver's development approvals.  He now teaches and advises the private sector and governments around the world.  He chairs the 'National Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty' of Ottawa's National Capital Commission; he is the Chief Advisor on Urban Design for the City of Dallas, Texas; he is on the International Economic Development Advisory Board of Rotterdam in The Netherlands; and he is the Special Advisor on City Planning to the government of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. For three years, he was also vice-president of Aquilini Development and he is now Senior Development Advisor to Concord Pacific Developments.

Mr. Beasley has studied architecture and has degrees in geography and political science (B.A.) and planning (M.A.).  He has also been awarded two Honorary Doctorate Degrees (Hon. L.L.D.), from Simon Fraser University and Dalhousie University.   He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, an Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and has been recognized as an "Advocate for Architecture" by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.  He is also a Fellow of the Dallas Institute and sits on the Board of the Canadian Urban Institute.  In 2007, he received the Kevin Lynch Prize from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the most prestigious award in American planning.

Mr. Beasley is a Member of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest honour for lifetime achievement.

The title of Larry's speech at the CAPS-ACEAU 2012 conference will be: The Next Urban Quest - Canadian Planners Poised to Shape a World of Cities


Planning Education: Academic and Professional Perspectives

The objective of the panel is to have a candid discussion between planning academics and professionals about the knowledge and skills that are taught in planning schools, and those that are actually required in the planning field.
  • Dr. Mark Roseland, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Simon Fraser University
Mark-RoselandDr. Mark Roseland is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development and Professor of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Roseland lectures internationally and advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning.  The 4th edition of Dr. Roseland’s Toward Sustainable Communities will be published in Spring 2012 and released at the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability 2012 World Congress and International Researchers Symposium, associated with the Rio+20 Earth Summit.  Dr. Roseland is also leading development of a Sustainable Communities Research Network, to be launched as well in Spring 2012.  At SFU, he is a founding member of the SFU Community Trust’s Board of Directors, responsible for the award-winning UniverCity sustainable community development project.
  • Jim Bailey, City of Vancouver
Jim Bailey is a Senior Planner at the City of Vancouver. His current work includes the development of a city-wide land use plan, the city transportation plan and the Cambie Corridor Plan. Prior to joining the City, Jim worked at the District of West Vancouver, where he wore many hats including community planner and author of several environmental policies including the District Environmental Sustainability Strategy and watercourse protection regulations. Before joining the world of municipal planning, Jim was a program coordinator for BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) and an environmental/planning consultant doing local and international work. He currently serves on the Board of the Three Links Care Society, a local non-profit focussed on senior's care and housing. He has an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master's degree from the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC.
  • Lisa Moffatt, MCIP
Moffatt imageLisa  is a UBC SCARP graduate (2005) and currently a Community Planner with Focus Corporation, though has previously worked for both engineers and architects, as well as herself. She has a background in urban design, transportation planning, facilitation and project management, and practices professionally as a consultant for smaller municipalities and private developers. Currently Lisa is a project manager, working on planning policy projects and private developments throughout British Columbia, and is a member of the Cultural and Social Subcommittee for the 2013 CIP Conference in Vancouver.
  • Ian Skelton, PhD, MCIP
Ian-SkeltonIan is a professor in the Department of City Planning at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on low-cost housing provision and his teaching includes planning theory, methods and a studio in indigenous planning. He was founding editor of /Canadian Planning and Policy - Aménagement et politique au Canada/ and is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
  •  Eric Vance, MA, FCMC, MCIP
Eric-Vance-Jan-2012-croppedEric has over 30 years of experience as a professional planner, economics and management consultant, specializing in community and regional planning, economic development, socio-economic impact assessments, organization and policy, strategic and business planning, project management, finance and market analysis. Eric was also an adjunct professor for 12 years in the graduate School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, where he taught economics and finance as well as other quantitative analysis techniques to master's and doctoral students. Eric is a Full Member (MCIP), Planning Institute of British Columbia and Canadian Institute of Planners. He has also served two terms as a member of PIBC Council. Eric was a senior member of the management consulting group at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) for eleven years. He then served as Director of Planning for the City of Port Moody for three years prior to starting his own consulting practice in 1995 (

Urban Planning in Practice - The Cascadia Experience

The purpose of the Urban Planning Practice: The Cascadia Experience panel is to gather planning practitioners from Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, and Victoria to discuss planning and sustainability initiatives happening in the region.  We are hoping to create a dialogue between the communities to share ideas, and showcase the various approaches this progressive region has taken to incorporate sustainable practices into planning.
  • Brent Toderian, Director of City Planning, City of Vancouver

Brent-head-shot close-200x300Brent Toderian was appointed Vancouver’s Director of City Planning in 2006, succeeding celebrated Co-Directors Larry Beasley and Dr. Ann McAfee. His broad mandate involves development and architectural approvals, including many projects related to the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as city-wide and community visioning and policy, including leadership of the award-winning “EcoDensity” city-wide initiative and other initiatives key to achieving Vancouver’s goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. Since assuming the Director’s role, Brent has been promoting a candid dialogue around bold new opportunities for sustainability, creativity, and architectural risk-taking.

Brent came to Vancouver from the City of Calgary, where as Manager of Centre City Planning + Design, he oversaw visioning, development and design in Calgary’s Downtown, Midtown and Beltline communities. Brent also created and was leading Calgary’s award-winning Centre City Plan, which took an unusually holistic approach to the future success of Centre City.

Brent previously spent 4 years championing a new tone for innovative inner-city and suburban neighbourhood design and integrated communities in Calgary as its Chief Subdivision Planner. For almost 10 years before that, Brent was an award-winning planning and design consultant based in Ontario, working for and with many municipalities, community groups and developers from Toronto to Yellowknife. Brent had a particular emphasis on downtown and inner-city planning and revitalization.

A passionate advocate for creative city-building, urban design and architecture, Brent speaks and writes globally on the subjects, has taught and lectured at numerous universities, has provided peer mentoring to many global cities, and is a co-founder and President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism while sitting on numerous other boards and groups related to cities. Called a “sophisticated urbanist” by the Vancouver Sun, and an “urban firecracker” by the Globe and Mail, Brent practices what he calls holistic urbanism in all aspects of his work.

In real life he’s an avid skier and loves anything in the outdoors (urban and natural), is passionate about all aspects of the arts, and is an avid traveler and student of cultures.

Visit Brent’s blog at:


  • Tom Puttman, Business Development and Technical Director, Portland Sustainability


  • Sarah Webb, Climate Action Program Manager, Capital Regional District, Victoria

Sarah-WebbSarah Webb has been a sustainability strategist for more than a decade. She heads up the CRD's Climate Action service, which supports 13 local governments and 3 electoral areas in developing and implementing emissions reduction and climate adaptation strategies. Her previous professional experience includes the University of Victoria Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability, the Ministry of Advanced Education, the Canadian Urban Transit Association, and the Centre for Urban Innovation. Sarah is currently an instructor at Royal Roads University in the Energy and Carbon Leadership Certificate Program. She volunteers on the granting council with the Victoria Foundation, is chair of The Victoria Car Share Co-op Board, and is a Director with Bike to Work Victoria. She holds a BSc in Biology and Environmental Studies and is a Certified Sustainability Professional.


  • Jill Sterrett, President of the American Planning Association Washington chapter

Aboriginal Communities and Planning in Canada

The goal of this panel is to empower delegates with an understanding of different approaches to and experiences with planning in Aboriginal communities in Canada today, a context that many future planners will experience or encounter in their careers. In a conversational-style, this panel will reflect on Aboriginal communities’ contemporary experiences with planning and their engagement with other planning processes (municipal, regional, provincial, federal). Roles of professional planners in Aboriginal communities’ planning processes will also be discussed, as well as other questions from the audience. Our panelists come from a range of perspectives, from local communities to international organizations.

  • Cheyenne Hood, Comprehensive Community Planning committee member, Tsleil WauTuth Nation

Cheyenne-Hood1Cheyenne Hood is the great granddaughter of the late Chief Dan & Amy George, granddaughter to Robert & Kathleen George neé Thomas, daughter to Debra George & Don Hood. She is proud to be Tsleil-Waututh and Nuxalk. 

Cheyenne is the Community Services Coordinator for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and is vice chair for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Housing Committee and a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Comprehensive Community Planning Committee. Her passion for planning comes from her commitment to her nation, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all future generations.




  • John Ingram, EcoPlan International

John-IngramJohn Ingram is a professional planner whose core areas of experience include strategic planning, community and regional planning, community engagement and facilitation, and local economic development. With fourteen years of planning experience, John has worked on a wide range  of projects throughout BC, Alberta, Yukon and beyond. His projects have  included land use plans, growth management strategies, community engagement initiatives, economic development strategies, and eco-tourism opportunity analyses and assessments. His clients have included the Musqueam, Gitga’at, Blackfoot, Driftpile, Lower Nicola, Sliammon, St’át’imc, Hesquiat and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek First Nations; the Central Okanagan, North Okanagan, Powell River, Comox Valley, Metro Vancouver, Capital, Cowichan Valley, and Nanaimo Regional Districts; the cities of Vancouver, Surrey, Colwood, Langford and Langley; the Province of BC; and multiple local and international non-government organizations. John was project director on the Sliammon Land Use Plan that won the 2010 PIBC Award of Planning Excellence, and was primary author of Planning for Climate Change: a strategic, values-based approach for urban planners, which won a 2011 CIP Award of Planning Excellence for publications (honourable mention). John holds a graduate degree (with distinction) in urban and rural planning from Dalhousie University.


  • Bruce Muir, Land Use Manager, West Moberly First Nation


  • Andrew Bak, Legislator, Tsawwassen First Nation

Andrew-Bak-2011-bio-picAndrew Bak is an elected member of the Tsawwassen First Nation Legislature and a former Executive Council member, Lands Manager, and treaty negotiator. He also served a term as an alternate to the Board of Directors for Metro Vancouver, and was on the Board of Director's for BC’s Aboriginal Agricultural Initiative, and for two terms was appointed to the Corporation of Delta’s Heritage Advisory Commission. Andrew assisted in the development and implementation of those parts of the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement related to lands, natural resources and culture and heritage, and assisted in the development of Tsawwassen’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Andrew has also negotiated a number of Impact Benefits Agreements. Andrew completed the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Program at the University of Saskatchewan in 2007.



  • Christine Callihoo, Land Use and Community Planner, Project Manager
Christine-CallihooChristine Callihoo, principal of Counterflow Community Planning Inc. (, is a registered professional planner with more than sixteen years of experience working with First Nation, Metis, Inuit, municipal, regional and provincial governments in a diverse range of planning fields focused on natural resource management including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal land use and community planning, brownfield planning, and community-based climate change adaptation planning.



Sign-up open to delegates Monday, Jan.16th 2012

  • Planning with Circles 
Thursday, Feb.2nd 9:30 am -11:30 am Dr. Wayne Caldwell, PhD, RPP MCIP, Director, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development, University of Guelph. Co-author of "Doing Democracy with Circles: Engaging Communities in Public Planning", Living Justice Press, 2010.

wayne-caldwell-bookThe Circle process is, among many other things, a problem-solving method.  Circles can build communities, provide support, generate mutual understanding, strengthen relationships, and create spaces for healing and transformation.  In powerful ways, Circles can help people solve complex, emotionally charged and often otherwise intractable problems.  Circles offer a structured, safe and supportive environment in which to encourage honest communication, relationship development, and community building - all important components of conflict management.

Come and be introduced to the potential use of Circle processes in your practice.  We will explore the foundational values of Circle and the practical applications in various planning and community development contexts.

Space is limited, pre-registration required (available in January 2012)

  • Urban Studies Workshop: Stories from a Practitioner in the  Non-Profit and Private Sectors 
Thursday, Feb.2nd 9:30 am -11:30 am Andy Yan, Bing Thom Architects


Trained as an urban planner, Andrew Yan, will speak about his professional experiences from BTAworks, the architectural and urban research development division of Bing Thom Architects, and his work from Vancouver’s Chinatown to 9/11 New York City to Post Katrina New Orleans.

This is a talk about one planner’s practice in the non-profit and private planning sectors in the US and Canada and reflections of his first decade of practice.

This session will be interactive and engage with delegates about the past, present, and future of urban planning education and practice.


Space is limited, pre-registration required (available in January 2012)
  • Embracing the Canadian Climate through Winter City Planning 

Thursday, Feb.2nd 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Sarah Ramey, City of Edmonton


Winter City Planning seeks to embrace the cold, dark, and often isolating conditions that Canadian cities seasonally experience. Understanding the seasonal variations in how people engage and use spaces is important for planners as cities look for opportunities to celebrate winter and encourage outdoor activities. Traditionally, planners have looked to European models for these ideas. However, most North American cities present a different built form that offers unique challenges and planning opportunities, and these differences are worth examining.

This workshop begins with an overview of some of the opportunities available in winter city planning in Canada, using examples from the City of Edmonton. Students will then participate in a creative brainstorming exercise to discuss and develop winter city planning opportunities within a North American context.

  • Source Water Protection in a Nutshell: Initiating a Source Water Protection Plan in your community 
Friday, Feb.3rd 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. Robert Patrick, University of Saskatchewan

Ever since the tragic event of Walkerton, Ontario, most Canadian provinces have introduced legislation requiring local implementation of source water protection plans. Source water protection aims to protect public water supplies from contamination at their source (surface water or groundwater). The benefit of this approach is reduced water treatment challenges and costs, protection of human health, and environmental stewardship. In spite of this logic, and provincial requirement, many Canadian communities still do not have source water protection plans in place.  This condition opens many opportunities for emerging planners.


This workshop will provide background details to explain the concept of source water protection and introduce a model framework for the development of a community source water protection plan based on current research in the Northwest Territories. Students will participate in a short workshop to develop a source water protection plan through interactive learning.

  • Occupy Planning: A New Horizon for the 99%? An Open Space Discussion
Friday, Feb.3rd 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitated by students from the School of Community And Regional Planning (SCARP), UBC
Occupy Wall Street, an idea generated by Adbusters here in Vancouver, has inspired a movement internationally. The Occupy movement has produced a myriad of voices, but its concerns mostly surround a 'status quo' of increasing inequality in society today. Occupy heightens awareness of the challenges facing planners who may be tasked with working within conditions of structural inequality, or even with implementing programs that exacerbate inequality and its accompanying social problems. Occupy has also challenged directly existing ideas of public space, public process, and public expression.
This session asks: what does Occupy mean for planning practice, and what can we as planners offer to this burgeoning movement? This session will be an open space discussion facilitated by SCARP students who feel the Occupy movement is important to planning, and would like to explore what our role as planners and citizens is. There will be no official speakers, only open discussion, and our conclusions will be synthesized into a press release. All are welcome!
  • Regent Park Revitalization: Checking-In After Six Years

Saturday, Feb.4th 1:30pm - 3:00pm Session Leader: Dr. Mitchell E. Kosny is Associate Director of the Ryerson School of Urban and Regional Planning.  He is also former Chair of the Board of Directors at Toronto Community Housing Corporation.


Regent Park is one of the oldest and largest social housing communities in Canada.  Originally developed in the late 1940s and 1950s and inspired by Ebenezer Howard's Garden City movement, it replaced an area of run-down, overcrowded dwellings on the fringes of downtown Toronto.  By the turn of the century, the community consisted of 2,100 households (about 7,500 people) with an average annual income of $15,000.  Time had not treated the community well, and after fifty years of use, the buildings and mechanicals were aging and needed costly repairs.  On February 13, 2006 Toronto Community Housing Corporation began Phase One of Regent Park Revitalization.  This presentation provides a check-in on the effort-to-date.  What have we learned...where are things now...and what does the future hold?


Sign-up open to delegates Monday, Jan.16th 2012


Thursday, Feb. 2nd 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm

1. Tour: Neighbourhood Energy Utility Tour *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Kieran McConnell, Engineer, City of Vancouver

The Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) is an environmentally-friendly community energy system that provides space heating and domestic hot water to all new buildings in Southeast False Creek (SEFC), including but not limited to the Olympic Village. Each delegate is required to pay their own transit fee ($5.00 round trip) and should be prepared to spend sometime outside. Note that this tour departs from Harbour Center at 1:45.

2. Tour: Planning, Social Policy and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Tanya Fink, Planner – Social Policy, City of Vancouver

Vancouver has one of the biggest and strongest Social Planning departments in North America. It has recently relocated to offices in the heart of the inner city--or the Downtown Eastside (DTES).  Join Tanya Fink, City of Vancouver Social Planner and recent SCARP graduate, for a look at some of the work that is done in social policy at the municipal level.  We will visit sites that offer examples of innovative and progressive social policy by the City of Vancouver along with its community partners.   These will include a homeless drop-in, social and supportive housing sites, sites of heritage conservation, a social enterprise, a community garden, a community cultural space, and a community park.  We will end with a brief debrief with the City's DTES planning team.

3.  Tour: Downtown Cycling Infrastructure – By Bike! *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Hamish Stewart, Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition

We will gather at the Harbour Center and then walk for about 10 min to the bike rental store. Once outfitted with bikes we will tour downtown Vancouver and experience the bicycle infrastructure of the city. We will also explore the seawall as well as the False Creek area. Our route will further lead us past Science World, Granville Island and over the viaduct. Delegates are required to pay $10 per person plus tax for bike rentals.

4. Tour: The Future of Broadway – A Vancouver Great Street? *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Karen Quinn Fung, UBC SCARP Master’s Student

This is a transit tour of Broadway, the site of a number of exciting and interesting planning activities. Sometimes referred to as Vancouver's second downtown, this tour will provide a street-level summary of two planning processes underway — TransLink's UBC Line rapid transit corridor study and the City of Vancouver's Central Broadway planning program — and discuss some of the implications of Broadway's future for the regional  context. The tour will go through three Vancouver neighbourhoods (Commercial Drive, Fairview, and South Granville). Delegates are required to pay $5.00 per person for bus fare.

5. Hatha Yoga Session *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Lori Schlechtleitner, Innery Corporate Yoga

A one-hour, Hatha yoga session led by certified yoga instructor, Lori from Innergy Corporate Yoga. Relax and reflect on your day during this session hosted in Harbour Centre over looking the Vancouver North Shore. Beginners and experienced yogis welcome! Bring your yoga mat from home if possible, and wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move in. Please do not eat or drink much before class. Each delegate is required to pay $5.60 to participate.

Friday February 3rd, 2:15 pm – 5:30 pm *Note that delegates attending any of the four following tours will miss two afternoon sessions of student presentations, the Source Water Protection workshop, and the Occupy Planning open space session.*

1. Tour: UniverCity, SFU Burnaby Mountain *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Dale Mikkelson, Director, Development, SFU Community Trust

This tour will take participants to UniverCity. The newly established community of UniverCity on Burnaby Mountain is home to some of the most innovative and progressive examples of planning for sustainability and green building to date.  Dale Mikkelson, tour host and manger of planning and sustainability for UniverCity, has played a lead role in the creation and success of this BC gem.  Each delegate will be required to cover their transit fare ($7.50 round trip).

2. Tour: Richmond Olympic Oval and Waterfront *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

This tour will take participants to the Richmond Waterfront and Olympic Oval.  The threat of rising sea levels was seen as an opportunity in Richmond. The redevelopment of the Richmond Waterfront along with the construction of the Olympic Oval, show how functional planning can create an aesthetically pleasing built environment, as well as strengthen the community and mitigate the potentially devastating effects of sea level rise. Each delegate will be required to cover their transit fare ($7.50 round trip).

3. Tour: TransLink Streets Tour *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

This tour will take participants around the City of Vancouver, via train, bus and on foot, examining how streets are planned to accommodate for public transportation. It will examine how bus accommodations, street-scape improvements, and pedestrian zones are integrated into planning efforts and new developments. Participants will also be provided with an overview of the efforts made to integrate real-time bus arrivals and signage, and integrating inter-modal transit efforts. Each delegate will be required to cover their transit fare ($5.00 round trip).

4. Tour: TransLink Land-Use Tour *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

This tour will take participants around the City of Vancouver, via train, bus and on foot, examining the multi-modal nature of TransLink’s Regional Transportation initiatives. It will recap the history of non-freeway and future rapid transit plans and transit oriented development. Exploring the benefit of mixed land-use development will highlight the benefit of integrating transportation planning initiatives into land-use planning. Each delegate will be required to cover their transit fare ($5.00 round trip).

Saturday February 4th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

1. Tour: A Local’s Favourites – an Informal Look into Vancouver’s Urban Spaces and Places *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Rosa Shih, UBC SCARP Master’s Student.

This walking tour showcases local’s favourite Vancouver urban spaces, places and personal experiences. Most of these places are not only important landmarks but are representative of the city’s urban core. Insights into history, urban design, and changes experienced by the City will be discussed throughout the duration of the tour. The tour is intended to be informal and places visited may be subject to weather conditions.

2. Tour:  Olympic Village and Area - An Insider's Perspective *Pre-Registration REQUIRED*

Led by: Niall McGarvey, UBC SCARP Master’s Student

Tour of South East False Creek Olympic Village Public Realm, Hinge Park and Waterfront by former landscape architectural project manager and current UBC School of Community and Regional Planning student Niall McGarvey.  This tour will outline some of the sustainable elements of these projects as well as aspects of their history and implementation. Each delegate will be required to cover their transit fare ($5.00 round trip).


Orateurs - Conférence ACEAU 2012


Gordon Price


Gordon Price, 61 ans, est le Directeur du Programme de ville à la Simon Fraser University.

En 2002, il a terminé son sixième mandat comme conseiller municipal à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il a également siégé au conseil d'administration du Greater Vancouver Regional District et a été nommé au premier conseil de l'Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) en 1999.

M. Price est également un conférencier régulier sur le transport et l'utilisation des terres pour la ville de Portland, en Oregon et de Portland State University. Il a écrit plusieurs essais approfondies sur les questions de Vancouver et de transport - Guide de La Ville trompeuses, politicien local à en transport urbain - et a été publié dans de nombreuses revues, notamment celles des associations de planification américains et canadiens.

En 2003, il a reçu le Prix du Plan du Canada pour l'article de l'année - "Utilisation des terres et des transports: The View from '56" - de l'Institut canadien des urbanistes. En 2007, il a été le gagnant de la "Smartie" People Award de Smart Growth BC En 2009, il a été fait membre honoraire de l'Institut de planification de la Colombie-Britannique

Comme le Vancouver Sun a déclaré lors Prix démissionné du conseil municipal, «Conseiller voies cyclables» a fait plus que tout autre fonctionnaire élu pour façonner la ville et la façon dont nous les utilisons. Active dans toutes les étapes de l'essor depuis dix ans au centre-ville résidentiel qui a transformé coeur de cette ville de l'idée première à la communauté vivable, Prix pourrait bien être rappelé par les historiens comme l'homme qui fait vivre à haute densité de Vancouver rêve collectif urbain. "

Il a parlé à de nombreuses conventions et conférences dans de nombreux pays, écrit une chronique mensuelle pour les entreprises de Vancouver sur les questions civiques, et organise des visites et des séminaires sur le développement de Vancouver. Il publie également un magazine électronique sur les questions urbaines, avec un accent sur Vancouver, appelés "étiquettes de prix" -

En 2009, il a été nommé par le maire de Vancouver en tant que membre du «Team Greenest City Action». Il siège aux conseils d'administration de l'Institut de Sightline et le Centre international pour le développement durable des villes. Il a également un membre de districts locaux pour l'Urban Land Institute et Lambda Alpha.

Vous pouvez également suivre sur Twitter Gordon Price.

Julian Agyeman

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Julian Agyeman est professeur et président de la politique urbaine et environnementale et de l'aménagement à l'Université Tufts, à Boston Medford, Etats-Unis. Il est co-initiateur de ce concept de «juste sustainabilities,« l'intégration de la justice sociale / spatiale et développement durable, défini comme «la nécessité d'assurer une meilleure qualité de vie pour tous, maintenant et dans l'avenir, dans une juste et équitable Ainsi, tout en vivant dans les limites de charge des écosystèmes ».

Il est co-fondateur et co-rédacteur de la revue internationale «Environnement local: La Revue internationale de Justice et de la durabilité». Son expertise et ses intérêts de recherche critique d'explorer les aspects des relations complexes et intégrés entre les humains et l'environnement, que ce soit médiatisée par des institutions ou organisations du mouvement social, et les effets de cette situation sur les politiques publiques et les processus de l'aménagement et les résultats, en particulier par rapport à des notions de la justice et l'équité.

Avec plus de 150 publications, ses livres sont «Just Sustainabilities: développement dans un monde inégal» (MIT Press 2003); «collectivités durables et le défi de la justice environnementale» (NYU Press 2005) et «Parler pour nous-mêmes: la justice environnementale au Canada» (The University of British Columbia Press 2009). Ses livres les plus récents sont «les inégalités environnementales Beyond Borders: perspectives locales sur les injustices mondiales» (MIT Press 2011) et «Cultiver la Justice alimentaire: race, classe et Durabilité» (MIT Press 2011).

Il est éditeur de la série de Just Sustainabilities: Politique, aménagement et la pratique (Zed Books). Il est un Fellow de la Société royale britannique des arts (FRSA), un membre du conseil d'administration du Massachusetts Audubon Society et est membre des comités de rédaction de l'environnement: la politique scientifique et du développement durable, la communication environnementale: un Journal de la Nature et Culture , Sustainability: Science, pratique et politique et de l'Australian Journal.

Le titre du discours de Julien lors de la conférence CAPS-ACEAU 2012 sera: Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining (e)quality, living within limits.

Visitez son site Tufts et suivez son blog et sur Twitter

 Larry Beasley

BeasleyLarry Beasley est le directeur retraité de la planification pour la ville de Vancouver. Il est maintenant le «professeur distingué d'urbanisme" à l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique et directeur fondateur de Beasley and Associates, un cabinet de conseil international de planification.Plus de trente années de service civique, M. Beasley atteint utilisation des terres et des plans de transport ainsi que la gestion du développement prudents qui ont radicalement transformé la ville de Vancouver. Il a également dirigé la revitalisation des quartiers, un programme de préservation du patrimoine forts, un studio de la Ville de design urbain et d'une initiative de collecte de fonds réussie civique. Pour les treize dernières années de son service civique, il était un décideur principal pour le développement des approbations de Vancouver. Il enseigne maintenant et conseille le secteur privé et les gouvernements du monde entier. Il préside le «Comité consultatif national sur la planification, de conception et de l'immobilier" de la Commission capitale nationale à Ottawa, il est le conseiller en chef sur le design urbain pour la ville de Dallas, au Texas, il est sur le développement économique international du conseil consultatif de Rotterdam aux Pays-Bas , et il est le conseiller spécial sur la planification de la ville pour le gouvernement d'Abu Dhabi dans les Emirats Arabes Unis. Pendant trois ans, il a également été vice-président du développement Aquilini et il est maintenant conseiller principal de développement à Concord Pacific Developments.

M. Beasley a étudié l'architecture et est diplômé en géographie et sciences politiques (BA) et de planification (MA). Il a également reçu deux doctorats honorifiques (L'hon LLD), de la Simon Fraser University et l'Université Dalhousie. Il est un Fellow de l'Institut canadien des urbanistes, membre honoraire de la Société canadienne des architectes paysagistes et a été reconnu comme un «défenseur de l'architecture» par l'Institut royal d'architecture du Canada. Il est également Fellow de l'Institut de Dallas et est membre du conseil de l'Institut urbain du Canada. En 2007, il a reçu le prix Kevin Lynch du Massachusetts Institute of Technology, la plus prestigieuse récompense américaine dans la planification.

M. Beasley est un membre de l'Ordre du Canada, la plus haute distinction de la nation pour l'ensemble des réalisations.

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