Rethinking the Region forum, Nov 3, in Surrey, explores regionalism in Lower Mainland

Rethinking the Region forum, Nov. 3, 2012
Other links here (Spacing Vancouver) and here (SFU Urban Studies).

This forum explores how regionalism is being practiced in the lower mainland and assesses whether current governance arrangements suit the needs and complexities of a growing region.

The forum will kick off with an academic panel exploring the many ways that we conceive the region (i.e. planning, economy, transportation, cultural). This will be followed by a practitioners’ panel exploring how organizations are acting regionally and what regional configurations could make these sectors stronger.

When: Saturday, November 3 | 10AM – 1PM

Where: Room 5280, SFU Surrey (map), adjacent to the Surrey Central Skytrain station

To reserve a seat to this free public event, visit:

The Panel:

Ken Cameron, Adjunct Professor, Urban Studies, SFU
Peter V. Hall, Associate Professor, Urban Studies, SFU
Patrick Condon, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments, UBC
Noel Dyck, Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, SFU
Patrick Smith, Professor, Urban Studies & Political Science, SFU
Andria Teather, Vice President, Grants and Community Initiatives, Vancouver Foundation
Nancy Olewiler, Professor, School of Public Policy, SFU
Frances Bula, Civic Affairs reporter

This event is funded by an endowment by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

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