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 a hands-on workshop at WUF9: Continue reading “Urban Mobility and Urban Renewal (WUF9)”
On June 17, 2017, the Vancouver City Planning Commission co-hosted the Rethinking the Region V forum with SFU’s Urban Studies Program.
This annual event provides an opportunity for dialogue, reflection and learning about the past, present and future of the Metro Vancouver region. The 2017 topic was the role of citizen advisory bodies in shaping urban policy in Metro Vancouver and the Seattle region. Together, we reflected on big picture principles regarding how citizens can or should engage on policy issues with local governments. The day also provided opportunities to learn about specific examples of how local citizen advisory bodies have influenced urban policy. Continue reading “Rethinking the Region Wrap-Up Comments”
Rethinking the Region is an annual day-long conference organized by SFU’s Urban Studies Program. It provides an opportunity for dialogue, reflection and learning about the past, present and future of the Metro Vancouver region. Continue reading “Rethinking the Region V Keynote: Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy”