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Pandemics & Long-Range Planning

Part of Pandemonium: Urban Studies and Recovering from COVID-19, a lecture series presented by SFU Urban Studies in collaboration with SFU Public Square and financially supported by the Initiative in Sustainable Urban Development.

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the basic tenets of city planning and the direction of longer-term planning processes currently underway? 

All our core principles about successful urban places—density, mixed-use, eyes on the street, reliance on public transit and non-motorized transport, and active public spaces—have been called into question by the pandemic. At the same time, new rules about cities, space, work, travel and social life have been imposed as emergency measures, without time to consider their long-term implications.

In this session, we will learn about how urban and regional planning efforts underway before the pandemic will be influenced by it; what, if any, concepts need a radical rethink; and what new lessons will be incorporated.

Moderator

Ken Cameron
Adjunct Professor, SFU Urban Studies

Speakers

Kennedy Stewart
Mayor of Vancouver — Reconstructing Our City

Jennifer Keesmaat
Former Chief City Planner, Toronto — The New Imperative for Resilience in Canadian Cities

Heather McNell
General Manager, Regional Planning and Housing, Metro Vancouver — The Vancouver Region in 2050: Implications of COVID-19

Yunji Kim
Assistant Professor, Grad School of Public Administration, Seoul National University — The Pandemic and the Impatient Nation: How Korea Responded to COVID-19

Am Johal,
Director, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement — Whose City is it Anyway?

WHEN

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 PM

WHERE

Online Event
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.

ACCESSIBILITY, TECHNOLOGY & PRIVACY

Registration and password

A password to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.

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