EVENT: 7th Annual SCARP Symposium | Contours and Coastlines: [de] Constructing the Pacific Northwest

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7th Annual SCARP Symposium|Contours and Coastlines: [de] Constructing the Pacific Northwest
When: Friday, February 27th, 2015, 8:00am-6:00pm
Where: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver
Cost: $99 for Professionals, and $39 for Students, Non-profits and underemployed

Note: SCARP is committed to making the Symposium accessible to all individuals. If the fee is a barrier to your participation, please email Erika at erika.sagert@alumni.ubc.ca

Registration closes Monday February 23rd.

The full schedule and speakers list is now available on the event website:

Symposium Info:

Our goal is to connect social and economic currents with the legal and physical outcomes: what forces shape the Pacific Northwest and how do these play out across political boundaries as large as nations and as small as property lines? We hope the event will contribute to a larger discussion on sustainability and question popular visions of our region as an environmental paradise. From evolving trends in indigenous politics and transportation needs, to established issues of climate adaptation and housing affordability, this year’s conference will convene discussions and examine solutions for these challenges facing our region.


  • Sam Adams: Former Mayor of Portland and current Director of the US Climate Initiative for World Resources International;
  • 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.

Plus: 10 breakout sessions on a range of planning related topics.

PIBC members will earn up to 6.75 Professional Development credits, and can expect to interact with colleagues, students and academics in a day of engaging discussion.

Please share with widely with colleagues. More information can be found on the website: www.scarpsymposium.ca

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

Kind regards,
2015 SCARP Symposium Committee