Audacity: bold ideas for planning communities (9th Annual SCARP Symposium, March 3, 2017 at UBC)


When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 8:00am – 6:45pm
Where: The Great Hall, AMS Nest, 6133 University Boulevard, UBC, Vancouver
Cost: General $99 | Students $39
Twitter: @scarp_symposium
Facebook event: Audacity: 9th Annual SCARP Symposium

The School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC is excited to announce our upcoming 9th annual symposium, taking place on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. We invite professionals, academics and students to join us for a full day of discussion on planning issues.

Audacity, is about bold, daring ideas to inspire future planning initiatives. This theme takes a brave stance against the status-quo, and demands a push for new ideas, innovations, and actions.

Keynote Speakers:

severn2-768x465Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Severn is an Earth Charter Commissioner and Council Member; host of the APTN TV series ‘Samaqan Water Stories’; and board member of the David Suzuki Foundation. She has undertaken study of the endangered Xaayda kil (Skidegate dialect of the Haida language) and was a founding member of the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. Severn holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Yale University and an M.Sc. in Ethnoecology from the University of Victoria.

Second keynote TBA

Plus 11 dynamic, planning-related breakout sessions, workshops, and discussions.

PIBC members are eligible for 7 CPL credits.


This year’s selected sessions offer a wide range of topics:

  • Planning for the Night-time Economies
  • Women and City-Buildings: Community Planning for and by Self-Identifying Women and Girls
  • Bricks, Beams, and Brews: The Transition of Inner City Industrial Lands
  • This is not an Open House – Pushing the Envelope on Public Engagement
  • Public City, Private Transit?: Transit in the Age of the Autonomous Vehicle
  • Planning for Urban Indigenous Peoples
  • Shaking Things Up: Planning for an Uncertain Future
  • Seeking Common Ground and Good Planning Outcomes in a Polarized World
  • Turnip the Beet: Pushing the Limits of Urban Agriculture
  • Reporting Back on Habitat III, and the Road to Implementation
  • Audacious solutions to the affordability crisis: Reactions to the National Housing Strategy

Click here to read more about each panel topic and in which session group they will be.

Panel speakers are to be determined. More panel topics may be added to the list closer to the event date.

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