Archive for September, 2012

Cycling Forum for Professionals

For Cycling Professionals:

Metro Vancouver Cycling Action Forum: Connecting Knowledge with Action

We are pleased to invite you to our inaugural one-day forum on cycling improvements for the Metro Vancouver Region.

This event will bring together cycling professionals from across the region to harness the energy and momentum generated at the recent Velo-City Conference and gain a better understanding of the region’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges with regards to cycling. Success stories and lessons learned from within the region and best practices from elsewhere will be shared. We will also explore what can be done beyond current plans and initiatives to significantly accelerate cycling. If you are working in the cycling field, you will not want to miss this event.

There is no cost to participate and lunch and refreshments are included. Please indicate if you have any special dietary requirements when you register.

Location: Simon Fraser University Segal Graduate School of Business – 500 Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver

Date:  Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Time:  9:00am-4:15pm. Reception at 5:00-7:00pm.

Registration: Visit

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited to 50 participants and priority will be given to public sector transportation planners and engineers. In order to get a diversity of participants from across the region, we may need to limit participation from each organization to no more than two people, but please feel free to register more and if space allows, we may allow more than two per organization. You will receive an email from the organizers confirming your registration. Thank you for your understanding.

September 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

City Conversation on September 6: “Go East, Young Vancouverite”

Go East, Young Vancouverite: Responding to debt, underemployment and unaffordable housing

When: September 6, 2012  Time: 12:30-1:30 pm  Location: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Room 1600

Young people in Vancouver are facing a perfect storm of high student debt, underemployment and unaffordable housing options. Increasingly, they are finding themselves pressured to “move east” as a response to the attitudes of government and industry. Whether it means moving to Fort McMurrary to accept the next available job, or moving to Surrey to find affordable housing – this conversation will explore the context of structural and demographic change in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Join former SFU graduate student Mike Soron, Executive Director of Sustainable SFU and Jonathan Cote, New Westminster City Councillor for an engaging discussion on September 6th at SFU Harbour Centre.

[Barbara Yaffe comments on the issue in The Sun: Jobs and affordable housing draw young people, families away from B.C.]

September 4, 2012 at 8:56 am Leave a comment