Creating space for transformative conversations

City Conversations: November 3

November 03, 2016

At his only public talk since arriving from San Francisco, Vancouver’s new general manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, voiced an ambitious agenda. He said that since our city’s glory days of the 1980’s and ’90’s, “[P]lanning has shrunk. We need to be leaders, not just regulators.” He reminded us that the purpose of planning is to answer, “Where do we want to go?” and listed strategies, relations with senior levels of government, architecture, streetscapes, housing, jobs, transportation, regulation, public engagement, and a host of key project areas to focus on.

Gil Kelley will talk about these in greater detail, but he’s new to Vancouver, and to Canada. He wants to hear from you. What are your interests, priorities, hopes and dreams for the look and feel of our city?

Please join us for the first conversation with Vancouver’s new decision maker, key staffer and implementer. Feel free to bring your lunch.

City Conversations is a presentation of SFU Public Square, sponsored by The City Program and SFU Vancouver.

Registration is not required. Please try to arrive early to ensure a seat.


12:30PM - 1:30PM | Thursday, 3rd November 2016
Room 1900 (Note room change)
SFU Vancouver
515 W. Hastings St.