7th Annual SCARP Symposium: Contours and Coastlines: [De] Constructing the Pacific Northwest

Registration is now open for the School of Community and Regional Planning’s 7th Annual Symposium, taking place on Friday, February 27th, 2015.

We invite professionals, academics and students to join us for a full day of discussion on planning issues facing the Pacific Northwest.

Increasing cultural, economic and political linkages are bringing urban centres closer together in the Pacific Northwest. From evolving trends in Indigenous politics and transportation needs, to established issues of climate adaptation and housing affordability, this year’s conference will examine solutions for these challenges facing our region.



Keynote Speakers:

Sam Adams: Executive Director of the City Club of Portland and former Mayor of Portland

Doug White, J.D.: Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and former Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.


Breakout Group Topics:

The Environmental and Social Impact of Mining on Indigenous Communities in BC

Future Visions of Vancouver Transit: Yes or No

Community-Based Social Marketing for Planners: Applications across Waste, Water and Energy

Towards Regional Resilience in the Pacific Northwest

Aboriginal Community & Youth Engagement

Transport Demand Management Mode Shift: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Just Housing? Constructing an Affordable, Vibrant Vancouver

Emerging Directions in Indigenous Planning

Participatory Planning and Budgeting


We’ve also partnered with the Planning Institute of British Columbia to offer 6.75 Organized/Structured CPD Learning Units to PIBC members.

REGISTER NOW: www.scarpsymposium.ca

What: 7th Annual SCARP Sympsosium

When: Friday, February 27th, 2015, 8:00am-6:00pm

Where: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver

Cost: $99 for Professionals, and $39 for Students