Past The City in 2050 Events

The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change speaker series was initiated in 2010 with Parts 1 through 6, followed by Parts 7 through 9 in 2011, and Parts 10 and 11 in 2012. The popular speaker series will continue in 2013.

Past The City in 2050 Events

May 2, 2013 Part 12: Exploring Industrial Land Use and Intensification
On May 2, 2013, ULI BC presented the 12th instalment of its City in 2050 series exploring industrial land use and intensification.  Our panellists, Delia Laglagaron with Metro Vancouver, Greg Yeomans with Port Metro Vancouver and Stuart Morrison with Colliers, shared their thoughts on the limited supply of Metro Vancouver’s industrial land base. Moderated by Michael Kennedy with Stantec, this session offered interactive and engaging discussions about “efficient use of industrial land” across the region and BC.  It was a session that offered questions and considerations of key objectives as we move towards creating the cities we want to thrive in for 2050.

Delia Laglagaron, Metro Vancouver Presentation
Greg Yeomans, Port Metro Presentation
Stuart Morrison, Colliers Presentation

November 6, 2012
Part 11: City of Vancouver Mayor Robertson’s Annual Address to the Real Estate Industry
On November 6, 2012, Mayor Gregor Robertson delivered his annual address to the real estate industry as part of ULI BC’s speaker series The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change. The Mayor offered an exclusive look at what was on the horizon for City Hall as he outlined his vision for Vancouver. Affordable housing, rapid transit, economic development, and Vancouver’s place in the global economy were all discussed as part of the Mayor’s action plan for the city’s future. Moderated by Emmy award-winning journalist Chris Gailus, News Hour anchor for Global BC Television.

July 11, 2012
Part 10: Redefine Vancouver? Three Generations of City Planners Tell Us What They “Really” Think.
On July 11, 2012, Brent Toderian, Ray Spaxman and Larry Beasley shared their thoughts on the future of Vancouver. Moderated by Jay Wollenberg, the panel discussion highlighted what these urban planning experts thought about the development of Vancouver and where they thought emphasis should be placed in the future. Issues discussed ranged from housing affordability to the potential types of development that would be beneficial to the city in the future. This event was followed by ULI BC’s annual summer social.

September 22, 2011
Part 9: A Provincial Perspective: Working Together to 2050
On September 22, 2011, ULI British Columbia was pleased to present a luncheon featuring a highly entertaining and enlightening conversation between former Councillor, Mayor of Vancouver and Premier, Mike Harcourt, and former Councillor and Professor, Gordon Price. The conversation ranged from the history of success in city and regional planning in British Columbia and the Lower Mainland to current and future challenges cities face across Canada and internationally.

June 2, 2011
Part 8: How Big Ideas Get Put Into Action: Planning to 2050
On June 2, 2011, ULI BC presented the eighth instalment in the City 2050 series exploring new land-use paradigms and scenarios for urban development with Ken Greenberg, Brent Toderian and James Cheng. With the growing significance on urban development as a means toward achieving communities that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable, city planning must look to new opportunities that explore potential paths of innovation.

March 10, 2011
Part 7: A Mayor’s Perspective: Leading to 2050
On March 10, 2011, ULI British Columbia welcomed City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson for a candid discussion on regional issues and visionary leadership. The event was moderated by Emmy award-winning Chris Gailus, News Hours Anchor, Global BC. Mayor Watts shared her insight on how she has been able to position the fastest-growing city in BC as a leader in economic growth and investment, by forming partnerships with other levels of government and the private sector. Mayor Robertson discussed initiatives that the City of Vancouver has planned to address regional issues now and into the future, including “The Greenest City 2020”.

Part 7 – Watch the Global TV news clip (Vimeo)

November 25, 2010
Part 6: Making it happen!
On November 25, 2010, ULI British Columbia welcomed Bjarke Ingels, world renowned architect and visionary from Copenhagen, to provide a unique international perspective. Bjarke has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility and humour. He is the recipient of the 2010 European Prize for Architecture and was rated as one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine.

Part 6 – Watch the video (Vimeo)

October 20, 2010
Part 5: Are we there yet? The future of transportation.

September 15, 2010
Part 4: Building for the future.

June 16, 2010
Part 3: Doing more with less. Energy, water, carbon and the future of infrastructure.

May 19, 2010
Part 2: Who’s coming to the party? Exploring the implications of demographic shifts.

Part 2 – Watch the video (Vimeo)

April 7, 2010
Part 1: The 2050 Good Life. What can we achieve?

Part 1 – Watch the video (Vimeo)