Archive for January, 2014

Rethinking Transportation: Anne Golden from Toronto


Rethinking Transportation: New Voices, New Ideas 

Brought to you by TransLink in collaboration with the SFU City Program 


Breaking the Political Gridlock to Address the Transportation Challenge: Lessons Learned from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

January 28, 7 pm

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at SFU Woodwards), 149 West Hastings

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve.

Metro Vancouver is not the only region in North America facing difficult choices about how best to meet the future transportation needs of a growing population – and how to pay for it. Like Metro Vancouver, which will add one million new residents over the next 30 years, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is projected to see its population increase by 40 per cent in the next 20 years.

To preserve and enhance their economic vitality and quality of life, both Metro Vancouver and the Toronto city-region cannot postpone significant investment in their transportation networks.

In Toronto, where political gridlock has led to inaction, Dr. Anne Golden led a panel in fall 2013 to find a viable transit investment strategy for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. She will describe the political and financial context that was blocking progress in Toronto, and set out the plan that she and her 12 panel members hope will break the political and transportation gridlock.


Lecture Series Details


January 14, 2014 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Panel: Suburban Sprawl – Innovative approaches to managing suburban sprawl in Canada.

The Canadian Urban Institute and Sustainable Prosperity in collaboration with Simon Fraser University City Program and the Urban Development Institute invite you to attend:


SUBURBAN SPRAWL: Innovative approaches to managing suburban sprawl in Canada.

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014

CUI/UDI Members: $95 / Non‐Members: $130

Time: 8 – 11 am

Location: Segal Building, SFU, 500 Granville Street


A new report issued by Sustainable Prosperity identifies the immediate and long‐term hidden costs of sprawl. The report represents a strong call to action for municipalities, asking them to adopt new policies and legislation to encourage efficient, healthy and resilient high‐density neighbourhood growth.

This panel event will use the findings of this report to address:
1.How is sprawl subsidized by Canadian cities?
2.How do we finance new expectations for development?
3.Can the Vancouver model of urban planning be expanded to include suburbs?
4.What policies will ensure that cities are not left with the tab after development charges are spent?
5.What incentives successfully motivate developers to build in central areas?
6.How can we make density attractive?


Moderator & Panelists

Gord Price, Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University

David Thompson, Policy Director, Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Prosperity

Gordon Harris, FCIP, President & CEO, UniverCity, SFU Community Trust

Anne McMullin, President & CEO, Urban Development Institute

Larry Beasley, FCIP, Founding Principal, Beasley Associates



January 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment