Summit Videos

On October 25, 2017, the Vancouver City Planning Commission, (VCPC), in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, 100 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.

As co-hosts of the Shaping Resiliency Summit, we would like to express our gratitude to all the speakers, moderators, facilitators, volunteers, and participants and others who contributed to making this event 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.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Introduction and welcome from Janet Webber, SFU Public Square; Chief Janice George/Chepximiya Siyam, Squamish Nation; Nola-Kate Seymoar, chair, VCPC; and Jennifer Marshall, Vice-Chair, VCPC.


Keynote Presentations

Keynote presentations by Jeb Brugmann, director of Solutions Development & Innovation at 100 Resilient Cities; and Katie McPherson, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Vancouver.

Jeb and Katie speak about the100 Resilient Cities program and discuss how resilience serves as an umbrella lens requiring the integration of plans and initiatives. He also discusses how cities in the 100RC network are working to meet the various physical, social and economic challenges facing their communities. Katie discusses how the 100RC framework is being applied in Vancouver and outlines the development of the City of Vancouver’s forthcoming Resiliency Strategy.

Introductions by Nola Kate Seymoar, Chair, Vancovuer City Planning Commission.

Audience Q&As

Audience questions and answers with Shaping Resiliency Summit keynote speakers, Jeb Brugmann, 100 Resilient Cities and Katie McPherson, City of Vancouver Chief Resilience Officer.

Check out more videos from  Vancouver City Planning Commission events on our YouTube channel.