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”

Vancouver City Planning Commission heads to Habitat III

The Vancouver City Planning Commission is joining urban leaders from almost 200 countries in Quito Ecuador this month for Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Commission co-chair Nola Kate Seymoar and Commissioner Jennifer Marshall are going to Habitat III as members of the Canadian delegation to share with the world’s leading urban thinkers and bring back best practices in planning and development to Vancouver. Continue reading “Vancouver City Planning Commission heads to Habitat III”