PIBC South Coast Chapter

PlanTalk - Housing & Development Lessons from the Olympic Village
February 22, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
SFU Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville St.
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Registration is now open!

PIBC’s South Coast Chapter will be hosting another great PlanTalk event on the evening of Tues. Feb. 22nd to explore housing and residential development lessons and ideas stemming from the experience of Vancouver’s Olympic Village development.

While there has been a lot of heated discussion about what may have gone wrong (and right) with this high-profile project, what are the substantive policy, housing, planning and other lessons? With increasing land values in the region, the challenges of housing affordability, issues of sustainability, and the economic complexities of development, they are lessons of value to professionals, policy makers, and communities alike.

Join the discussion with a diverse panel of planners and other experts to see what lessons can be drawn, and how the Olympic Village experience can inform and improve housing policy, development, and planning approaches taken with other projects, and in other neighbourhoods and communities across the region. (See below for online registration details).

When: Tuesday Feb. 22nd, 2011 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (or 9:30 PM)

           (Registration opens at 6:00, program starts at 7:00)

Where:  SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St., Vancouver, BC (Corner of Granville St. & Pender St.)
(Transit: SkyTrain – Granville Station, Canada Line – Waterfront OR Vancouver City Centre Stations)

Who: Panelists & Presenters will include:

  • Geoff Meggs – Vancouver City Councilor
  • Doug McArthur – SFU Graduate School of Public Policy
  • Nancy Knight MCIP – Associate Vice-President, UBC Campus and Community Planning
  • Michael Geller FCIP – Professional Planning Consultant, Architect & Developer

Cost: $20 for PIBC Members; $25 for Non-Members; and $15 for Students (includes HST)

Registration:  Online pre-registration is now CLOSED. Registration and payment at the door may be possible on a first come, first serve basis.

PIBC Continuing Professional Development:  PIBC Members can earn up to 2.50 CPD Learning Units by participating in this event.

We are also pleased that this event being co-sponsored by:

(Download the event flyer - PDF - below)