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)”

Opinion: Canadian cities face complex problems in the urban century

The following editorial was published in the Vancouver Sun on March 4, 2016 as part of a series supporting SFU Public Square‘s 2017 Community Summit.

It was co-written by VCPC Chair Nola Kate Seymoar, and former mayor of Vancouver, former premier of B.C. and former chair of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, Mike Harcourt.   Continue reading “Opinion: Canadian cities face complex problems in the urban century”

Canadians at Habitat III: A Distillation of Key Messages

It has been a non-stop flurry of events at the Habitat III conference in Quito, most of them various types of sessions from small interactive seminars to large presentations from up to 12 panelists speaking to a topic.  Commissioner Jennifer Marshall provides a recap of  some key messages from the Canadian delegation. Continue reading “Canadians at Habitat III: A Distillation of Key Messages”