Release: Redefine Vancouver? Three Generations of City Planners Tell Us What They Really Think

The Urban Land Institute British Columbia is pleased to present this tenth installment in ‘The City in 2050‘ series on July 11, 2012.

Join moderator, Jay Wollenberg, for a discussion with Brent Toderian, Ray Spaxman and Larry Beasley as they share their thoughts on the future of Vancouver, including nodal densification, place-making, rental housing and the move to diversify housing types to facilitate affordable housing in Vancouver.


DATE: July, 11, 2012
TIME: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (3:30 registration)
LOCATION: Terminal City Club,  837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC (map)
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Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian is the former Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver and a nationally and internationally known practitioner and leader with over 20 years of experience in advanced urbanism, city planning and design. He has recently launched a new practice, Toderian UrbanWORKS. Brent is a national and international writer, speaker, teacher and collaborator on issued of advanced urbanism.

Ray Spaxman

Ray Spaxman, planner and urban designer, has over 30 years of intense international planning and design experience. As a practicing architect and planner in England, city planner in Toronto and Vancouver, Ray has built his reputation for creative and innovative approaches to complex problems, and a commitment to a consultative approach. Ray has lectured internationally on planning and urban design, is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and has received several awards for his outstanding contributions to Canadian planning.

Professor Larry Beasley

Larry Beasley is the retired Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver. He is now the “Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning” at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning consultancy. He is also VP Planning at Aquilini Development. Larry is a Member of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest honour for lifetime achievement.

Event Moderator: Jay Wollenberg

Jay Wollenberg has been a planning and development consultant in BC for over 35 years. He has been President of the Planning Institute of BC and the Canadian Institute of Planners. He is an Adjunct Professor in the University of British Columbia School of Community and Regional Planning where he teaches a graduate course in market and financial analysis for development projects.


About The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change

The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change is an on-going event series designed to examine the needs of the people, places and policies that will influence development in British Columbia now and into the future. Through the series, we will explore and help define what land use professionals will need to consider while seeking to create communities that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.


Special Deal for Non-Members

This event offers a special promotion for non-members – your opportunity to JOIN ULI AND ATTEND THIS EVENT FOR FREE! If you join ULI, then you do not pay the separate event fee. Just fill out the registration form indicating the type of membership and pay the membership fee. If you were previously a member of ULI and your membership has lapsed, you may only take advantage of this offer if your membership lapsed more than a year ago.

Thank you to Grosvenor for generously sponsoring this event!

2012 Summer Social

The event will be followed by our 2012 Summer Social from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission to the Summer Social will be complimentary for those attending this event.