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Panel: Suburban Sprawl in Canada – Jan 20

January 9, 2014



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 longterm 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 highdensity neighbourhood growth.

This panel event will use the findings of this report to address:

  1. How is sprawl subsidized by Canadian cities?
  2. How do we finance new expectations for development?
  3. Can the Vancouver model of urban planning be expanded to include suburbs?
  4. What policies will ensure that cities are not left with the tab after development charges are spent?
  5. What incentives successfully motivate developers to build in central areas?
  6. 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



One Comment leave one →
  1. Bob permalink
    January 10, 2014 9:33 pm

    How odd, why not actually host a panel on suburban sprawl in the suburbs, or is that too much to ask of the panelists?

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