Rethinking the Region Forum, November 3

Photo courtesy: Robert W. White

The SFU Urban Studies program is presenting a public forum on November 3 that will explore how regionalism is being practiced in the lower mainland and will assess whether current governance arrangements suit the needs and complexities of a growing region.

The forum will kick off with an academic panel exploring the many ways that we conceive the region (i.e. planning, economy, transportation, cultural). This will be followed by a practitioners’ panel exploring how organizations are acting regionally and what regional configurations could make these sectors stronger.

When: Saturday, November 3 | 10AM – 1PM

Where: Room 5280, SFU Surrey

Reserve (free)

The panel:


  • Ken Cameron, Adjunct Professor, Urban Studies, SFU
  • Peter V. Hall, Associate Professor, Urban Studies, SFU
  • Patrick Condon, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments, UBC
  • Noel Dyck, Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, SFU
  • Patrick Smith, Professor, Urban Studies & Political Science, SFU


  • Andria Teather, Vice President, Grants and Community Initiatives, Vancouver Foundation
  • Nancy Olewiler, Professor, School of Public Policy, SFU
  • Frances Bula, Civic Affairs reporter
  • Jordan Strom, Curator, Exhibitions and Collections, Surrey Art Gallery
  • Marvin Hunt, Councillor, City of Surrey
  • Gaetan Royer, Manager, Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks, Metro Vancouver

This event is funded by an endowment by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

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