Dr. Wendy Sarkissian, who we featured in EcoDensity Policy undermined planning in Vancouver, is in Vancouver for a short visit. She is well-versed in topics about planning, density and consultation, and also has news about how Vancouver’s policies are being talked about in Australia today. We are pleased to announce the following free event.
Community Planning in New South Wales and Vancouver:
A public conversation with Dr. Wendy Sarkissian, Ned Jacobs, and You!
Sunday, January 19th, 2014. 3:45 – 5:45 pm
Location: 1 Kingsway (Mount Pleasant Community Centre, Multipurpose Room 2)
Just show up, or register online on EventBrite here. Inquiries: citizenYVR@gmail.com
Dr. Wendy Sarkissian, lives and practices community planning in the Australian state of New South Wales, home to Sydney, a city experiencing similar growth and affordability pressures as Vancouver. She is co-author of the award winning book Housing as if People Mattered and three recent books on community engagement. Dr. Sarkissian grew up in Vancouver and was an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning.
Ned Jacobs, son and student of the late urbanist Jane Jacobs, is a long-time resident of the Riley Park neighbourhood where he serves on community advisory groups for the redevelopment of Little Mountain Housing and the Cambie Corridor. An environmental activist and advocate for civic reforms.