Panel: Suburban Sprawl in Canada – Jan 20
The Canadian Urban Institute and Sustainable Prosperity in collaboration with Simon Fraser University City Program and the Urban Development Institute invite you to attend:
SUBURBAN SPRAWL: Innovative approaches to managing suburban sprawl in Canada.
Date: Monday, January 20, 2014
CUI/UDI Members: $95 / Non‐Members: $130
Time: 8 – 11 am
Location: Segal Building, SFU, 500 Granville Street
A new report issued by Sustainable Prosperity identifies the immediate and long‐term hidden costs of sprawl. The report represents a strong call to action for municipalities, asking them to adopt new policies and legislation to encourage efficient, healthy and resilient high‐density neighbourhood growth.
This panel event will use the findings of this report to address:
- How is sprawl subsidized by Canadian cities?
- How do we finance new expectations for development?
- Can the Vancouver model of urban planning be expanded to include suburbs?
- What policies will ensure that cities are not left with the tab after development charges are spent?
- What incentives successfully motivate developers to build in central areas?
- How can we make density attractive?
Moderator & Panelists
Gord Price, Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University
David Thompson, Policy Director, Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Prosperity
Gordon Harris, FCIP, President & CEO, UniverCity, SFU Community Trust
Anne McMullin, President & CEO, Urban Development Institute
Larry Beasley, FCIP, Founding Principal, Beasley Associates