Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bob Williams, Harold Steves, Mike Harcourt to tell BC planning stories Friday November 16th SFU Goldcorp Center 6pm. All welcome.

How did the Agricultural Land Reserve get created?
Who planned the redevelopment of False Creek?
How did Whistler get transformed to what it is today?
Who planned modern day

New Westminster, Coquitlam, Richmond and the rest of Metro Vancouver?

These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed at a special event being organized by the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) for planners and the general public tomorrow (Friday November 16th) at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street) starting at 6pm.

Some of the major figures who were responsible for these events will be in attendance (see below).

Below is a media release recently issued by the PIBC

Leading Planners and Community Builders To Share Stories That Shaped The Vancouver Region at PIBC 60th Anniversary Event This Friday.

The South Coast Chapter of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) will be hosting leading planners and community builders from the Lower Mainland who will share their stories on how our region was shaped over the past 60 years.

This event on Friday November 16th is part of PIBC’s 60th anniversary celebrations and provides a rare opportunity to hear stories and insights from a list of distinguished local planning professionals and community leaders on the historic urban, community, and regional development of greater Vancouver. While the event is being organized by the PIBC the general public is also invited to attend. Tickets are $65 dollars and include refreshments. You can register here:

Participating speakers include: 

Harold Steves Councillor City of Richmond and former BC Cabinet Minister
Bob Williams former BC Cabinet Minister
Mike Harcourt, Honorary member PIBC
Michael Geller FCIP, RPP (@michaelgeller) Mike Harcourt (PIBC Honourary Member)
Gordon Price (PIBC Honourary Member) (@pricetags)
Ken Cameron FCIP, RPP
Ray Spaxman FCIP, RPP
Dr. Ann McAfee FCIP, RPP
James MacIntyre MCIP, RPP
Eric Vance FCIP, RPP
Lisa Spitale MCIP, RPP and more...

For a complete list of speakers, visit:

The event takes place on:
Friday November 16, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre - SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street). Refreshments & appetizers will be served. Cash bar available.

6:00 PM-6:30 PM - Cocktail reception
6:30 PM-8:00 PM - Introduction and stories from the 1950s to early 1980s
8:00 PM-8:15 PM - Intermission
8:15 PM-9:00 PM - Stories from the 1980s to 2010

Members of the media who would like to join us, please contact:
Dave Crossley, PIBC Executive Director at: or: 604 696 5031.

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