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Urbanizing Okanagan Symposium

March 11, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
3187 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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ULI BC is delighted to be partnering with UBCO on their upcoming “Urban Studies Symposium”!



Join ULI BC and UBCO for “The Urbanizing Okanagan.”  The symposium is certainly going to be an  exciting event – one not to be missed!  The focus will be on fostering conversations between scholars, practitioners, and other groups involved in Urban Affairs.

ULI BC is delighted to have two of its Members-At-Large, Sheryl Peters with BC Housing, and Mark West of EPIC Real Estate Solutions, Inc., participate in a panel discussion on affordable housing, specifically a regional and international perspective.

We hope to see you there!  Register Now button

Symposium Schedule:

8:45-9:15 Registration, Welcome coffee (Administration Atrium)

Morning sessions: Administration theater

9:15 Opening word (Catherine Higgs, Head of IKBSAS Unit 6; Brigitte Le Normand, Director, Urban Studies)
9:30-10:30 Eric Li (UBCO), Sheryl Peters (BC Housing, ULI BC Member-At-Large), Mark West (EPIC Real Estate Solutions, Inc., ULI BC Member-At-Large): Affordable Housing – Regional and International Perspectives – 1 hour
10:30-11:30 Carey Doberstein, Ross Hickey (UBCO): Attitudes towards Urban Density in Kelowna
11:30-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-12:30 James Moore (City of Kelowna): The Infill Challenge: Putting our Best House Forward

Lunch session: Engineering, Management and Education Building 1151

12:30-2:00 Working Lunch, Break-Out Sessions

Afternoon sessions: Fipke Centre 121

2:00-2:45 Martin Farnham (University of Victoria): Managing Growth: What Should Government Do and Not Do?
2:45-3:30 Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria): A Prosperous Region Needs a Vibrant Core – Lessons from the Capital Region.
3:30-3:45 Coffee Break
3:45-4:30 Thomas Heilke, Nicky Dhaliwal (UBCO): Tuum Est/Nostrum Erit: A Wicked Problem Collaboration with a Local Urban Partner (Peachland)
4:30 Closing Word (Brigitte Le Normand)

Additional Information:

Visitor’s Parking:

All panels take place on UBC’s Okanagan campus, located at 3333 University Way, in Kelowna.

Visitors to campus may park in either metered visitor stalls or day pass dispenser lots.

Metered stalls are located in lots E, F and G.  Meters accept coins only at a rate of $1.25 per hour up to a maximum of 2 hours.

Dispensers are available in lots G, H and M all day.  Dispensers are available in lots B, E, F and J, after 12 pm.  Rates are $3-5 for 3 hours and $5-7 for one day.  Dispensers accept coins, Visa and MasterCard.


All venues and parking lots can be found on the following map: http://maps.ok.ubc.ca/map/


Click here to register! Please register by March 4th.  Although this event is complimentary, UBCO is asking all attendees to register in advance.

Listen to the Affordable Housing session via podcast available here.


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