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City Conversations | Meet Gil Kelley, Vancouver’s new GM of Planning, Urban Design + Sustainability

November 3, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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, “planning 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.

Mr. 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.

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


SFU Room 1900
515 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC Canada


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