PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter

Sustainable Rural Development Symposium
September 28, 2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Island Saving Centre
2687 James Street
CPD Learning Units: 

Please join us for a full-day symposium to further the discourse on sustainable rural development in the central and north Vancouver Island region. For planners and by planners, this symposium is an opportunity to learn from one another through relevant and local case studies and experiences.

Preliminary topics include:

Sustainable Rural Development - what does it mean, what does it mean on an island?

Servicing - what should be the role of "village centres" in rural areas and what are servicing challenges and successes?

Forces Changing our Communities - what are the demographic and societal forces changing our local communities? How do we project changing demand for housing and services? What can we learn from other disciplines?

The Economy - what are the trends in the economies of tourism, First Nations, resources and industry on the Island? How are local governments repsonding to the emerging sharing economy such as Air BnB?

Sustainable food systems - What have we achievied in the past decade with sustainable food systems in rural planning? Is there a need to refocus?  How does local agriculture shape the tourism economy? How are we responding to development pressure on ALR lands?

Stay tuned for more details including speaker announcements.

PRICE: (Fees are subject to 5% GST)

PIBC Member: $100
Non Member: $135
Student: $35


Attendance at this event qualifies for 7.0 (Organized and Structured) Learning Units for PIBC CPL.


Please REGISTER here: http://www.cvent.com/d/q5qrn4

All registrations are final. No refunds or cancellations are permitted; however, in the event that a registrant is not able to attend, substitution of a different attendee may be accepted if arranged in advance. Any registrant requiring substitution should contact PIBC. Deadline for registration is Monday September 25, 2017.