Summit Presentations

On October 25, 2017, the Vancouver City Planning Commission, (VCPC), in collaboration with the City of Vancouver100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), and Simon Fraser University’s Public Square, hosted an invitational summit on resilience and the future of our city.

The Summit encouraged dialogue among thought leaders, experts and influencers from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors. It was an opportunity to inform the City’s Resilience Assessment and set the foundation for the ensuing strategy. The Summit explored how Vancouver might benefit from aligning four themes from the New Urban Agenda within the context of the 100RC framework and the experiences of other cities in the 100RC Network.

Here the  slides for the two keynote presentations.  Video of the presentations and follow-up audience Q&A session is also available.

Putting Resilience into Practice: From Risk to Performance

Jeb Brugmann,  Director of  Solutions Development & Innovation, 100RC

Jeb spoke about the 100 Resilient Cities program and discussed how resilience serves as an umbrella lens requiring the integration of plans and initiatives. He also highlighted how cities in the 100RC network are working to meet the various physical, social and economic challenges  facing their communities.

Building a Resilience Strategy for Vancouver

Katie McPherson, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Vancouver


As co-hosts of the Shaping Resiliency Summit, we would like to express our gratitude to the keynotes speakers and moderators for their contribution s making the Summit a success.

We would also like to thank the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) for their support of the Summit.