Event Recap: Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver

Urban issues of the past keep bubbling up and resurfacing in full force. The relationship between housing costs and income earned in Vancouver has broken down in recent years. Vancouver City Councillor Adriane Carr has an insightful message for those trying to understand what is going on. “You can’t know where to go, unless you know from whence you came,” she says.

And that theme was precisely what carried conversations at Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver, hosted by the Vancouver City Planning Commission. Continue reading “Event Recap: Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver”

Perspectives on Day 2 of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)

This week, Planning Commissioner Anthony Perl is joining urban leaders from over 150 countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for World Urban Forum 9 (WUF9). The World Urban Forum is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) held since 2002.


Here are some of Commissioners Perl’s impressions from day 2: Continue reading “Perspectives on Day 2 of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)”

Videos from Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver

On February 5, 2018, the Vancouver City Planning Commission hosted Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver.  At the event, four leading urban thinkers and achievers discussed 2017 decisions and events in planning and development that have been identified as possibly having a transformative influence on the evolution of Vancouver. The panellists also offer their own ideas on proposed milestones of 2017 and respond to suggestions from the audience.

Here are the videos from this event.

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