Nola-Kate Seymoar


Nola-Kate Seymoar is chair of the Van-couver City Planning Commission and the retired president and CEO of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities (1999-2010). Under her leadership, the ICSC won international recognition in urban planning and design, solid waste management, urban greening, energy efficiency and food security, and Canada’s top award for long-standing commitment to international cooperation.

Nola Kate has worked at all three levels of government, including serving as director general in Environment Canada and executive director of a royal commission of inquiry. In the non-governmental sector, she headed two large international conference events and was deputy to the president of the International Centre for Sustainable Development. She has contributed to many international summits and events as a speaker, delegate, and organizer.

She served on advisory committees for the World Urban Forum and the World Peace Forum in 2006 in Vancouver and headed a team of writers that produced From Ideas to Action: 70 Actionable Ideas for the World Urban Forum 3.