Invitation: 7th Annual SCARP Symposium | Contours and Coastlines: [de]constructing the Pacific Northwest


Registration is now open for the School of Community and Regional Planning’s 7th Annual Symposium, taking place on Friday, February 27th, 2015. We invite professionals, academics and students to join us for a full day of discussion on planning issues facing the Pacific Northwest.

Increasing cultural, economic and political linkages are bringing urban centres closer together in the Pacific Northwest. From evolving trends in Indigenous politics and transportation needs, to established issues of climate adaptation and housing affordability, this year’s conference will examine solutions for these challenges facing our region.

Keynote Speakers:
Sam Adams: Director of the World Resource Institute Climate Change Initiative and former Mayor of Portland
Doug White, J.D.: Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and former Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Breakout Group Topics:
The Environmental and Social Impact of Mining on Indigenous Communities in BC
Future Visions of Vancouver Transit: Yes or No
Just Housing? Constructing an Affordable, Vibrant Vancouver
Community-Based Social Marketing for Planners: Applications Across Waste, Water and Energy
Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest
Aboriginal Community & Youth Engagement
Transport Demand Management and Mode Shift: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities
Emerging Directions in Indigenous Planning
Participatory Planning and Budgeting

Registered Planning Institute of British Columbia members will be eligible for 6.75 Organized/Structured CPD Learning Units.

What: 7th Annual SCARP Sympsosium
When: Friday, February 27th, 2015, 8:00am-6:00pm
Where: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver
Cost: $99 for Professionals, and $39 for Students

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