What were the defining decisions, actions and events of 2017 in planning and development that could prove to be transformative in Vancouver’s evolution?

The Vancouver City Planning Commission hosted Milestones 2017 on February 5, 2018. Four leading urban thinkers and achievers discussed 2017 decisions and events in planning and development that have been identified as possibly having a transformative influence on the evolution of Vancouver. The panellists also offer their own ideas on proposed milestones of 2017 and respond to suggestions from the audience.

Introductory Remarks

Introduction and welcome from Jennifer Marshall, Vancouver City Planning Commission; Am Johal; SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement; Adriane Carr, Vancouver City Councillor; and Marta Farevaag, VCPC Chronology Committee. (0:15:57)

Panel Discussion

Discussion with Melody Ma, Lead of #SaveChinatownYVR campaign, Chinatown activist and urban blogger; Paul Kershaw, Founder & Lead Researcher, Generation Squeeze; Ouri Scott, Vancouver architect with a focus on indigenous design and sustainable infrastructure development; and Gordon Price, former Vancouver city councillor, former director of SFU’s City Program and co-editor of Price Tags. The discussion was moderated by Sandra Singh, Chief Librarian, Vancouver Public Library. (1:05:51)

Audience Discussion

Audience discussion with panellists. The discussion was moderated by Sandra Singh. (0:44:44)

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks from Robert Matas, chair of the VCPC Chronology Committee. (0:04:00)

As organizers of the Milestones 2017 event, the Vancouver City Planning Commission Chronology Committee would like to express it’s gratitude to our presenting partner, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, as well as our moderator, panellists, volunteers and attendees who contributions made this event a success.