Rethinking the Region
Rethinking the Region is annual day-long event organized by the SFU Urban Studies Program since 2013. It provides an opportunity for urban-focused academics, urban professionals, elected officials and citizens to learn about and reflect on issues affecting Metro Vancouver.
Below are selected supporting materials and event documentation from previous years.
April 28, 2018: Municipal Responsibility in an Age of Urban Inequality
June 17, 2017: A Forum on Citizen Advisory Bodies and Urban Policy
Keynote speech and questions (video)
April 30, 2016: Region-forward thinking
Program and backgrounder (pdf)
Speakers and panels (video)
Keynote on regionalism and legitimacy by Dr. Zack Taylor (pdf)
Cities in a Sea of Uncertainty: Growing the Conversation on Regional Planning and Governance in Metro Vancouver by Katelyn McDougall, Linda Mussell and Sherry Yang
Note: the above report is a response to the call for proposals
May 2, 2015: HOUSE: rethinking the affordability crisis
March 1, 2014: Themes: transportation, health, economic development and governance
Invitation and program (pdf)
Summary report (pdf)