The City Program

Gordon Price is the director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University.

In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a city councillor in Vancouver, B.C. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) in 1999. He represented the City of Vancouver on the Vancouver Parking Corporation Board for several terms.

He has spoken at numerous conventions and conferences in many countries, writes a monthly column for Business in Vancouver on civic issues, and conducts tours and seminars on the development of Vancouver. He blogs on urban issues with a focus on Vancouver at Price Tags, and occasionally publishes an electronic magazine, also called Price Tags, highlighting a city or issue. Price is also a regular lecturer on transportation and land use for the City of Portland, Oregon, and Portland State University. 

In 2003, he received the Plan Canada Award for Article of the Year for "Land Use and Transportation: The View from '56" from the Canadian Institute of Planners. In 2007, he received The Smarty—an award of recognition by Smart Growth B.C.—in the People category. That year he was also made an honorary member of the Planning Institute of B.C.

He received the Simon Fraser University 2012 President’s Award for service to the university through public affairs and media relations. In July 2013, he received the President’s Award at the annual meeting of the Canadian Institute of Planners “in recognition of an outstanding lifetime contribution to education and professional planning in Canada.”