Congratulations to current Commissioner Amina Yasin, and past Commissioner Daniella Fergusson for winning the Canadian Institute of Planners 2021 Plan Canada Award for their article “Pandemic Patios and “Flat White” Urbanism originally published in Plan Canada Winter 2020 (Vol. 60 No. 4) issue. The article highlights how existing inequality in our society with already vulnerable members of our communities has been further compounded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Commissioners win 2021 Plan Canada Award for Article on Inequalities During COVID”
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Commissioner Amina Yasin and former Commissioner Daniella Fergusson co-edited the Spring 2021 edition of Plan Canada. This is a unique issue, proposed by Amina and Daniella in their role and co-chairs of the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Social Equity Committee. To provide adequate editorial flexibility and discretion, the editorial committee handed over the reins to the guest editors, giving them the opportunity and space to facilitate this important dialogue. Continue reading “Plan Canada: Social and Racial Equity Issue”
We, at the Vancouver City Planning Commission, would like to acknowledge that February is Black History Month.
We acknowledge that we all face the challenge of forgetting our history, including that the colonies that became colonial Canada did so through land speculation, colonialism, and more than 200 years of slavery that ended only 30 years before the United States of America wrote the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.
This proclamation gave the legal basis to free enslaved people of African descent, many of whom would subsequently over years form multiple generations of Black freedom seekers to Canada including to the City of Vancouver, within the now displaced Hogan’s Alley community. It is within this context that we acknowledge the history of stolen lands and stolen peoples forced onto this land.Continue reading “Acknowledging Black History Month”
From June 3 to 6, 2019, the Women Deliver conference is coming to Vancouver.
It’s the world’s biggest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.Continue reading “Women Deliver Conference – Designing Cities Day”