Planning Lecture by Vancouver, BC's Planning Director 

April 13, 2020 | University of Washington

Gil Kelley, FAICP, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability for the City of Vancouver, BC, will be giving a lecture titled “Global issues, Local Realities and a Generational Pivot - Can Cities Plan for Transformative Change?” on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 6:30 PM at the University of Washington, Seattle.

The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has developed internationally regarded ambitious strategies for climate change and affordable housing. The city has just launched a first ever Citywide Plan effort to engage the whole community in critical choices facing the city over the next several decades. For this major planning process, the city will be employing the use of deep dialogues with the community, robust scenario planning and strategic partnership formation. Mr. Kelley will share his insights into how he uses a forward-thinking approach to address challenging planning issues, including equity, climate change, active civic engagement, sustainable economy, and shared prosperity.

Gil Kelley is an internationally-recognized urban strategist and city planner. Prior to his current position with the City of Vancouver, BC, Mr. Kelley has served as chief planner for several West Coast cities (including San Francisco and Portland, OR) and as an independent advisor to communities and governments across the globe. "He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design."

The lecture will start at 6:30 PM, to be preceded by a pre-lecture reception starting at 5:30 PM. A specific location has not yet been finalized, but more information will be forthcoming shortly.

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This event is being organized by the UW Department of Urban Design & Planning and its Professionals Council.

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