Shaping Communities as if Sustainability Mattered – March 28

UBC robson square
UBC robson square (Photo credit: Lloyd Dewolf)

PICS SFU UBC Free Public Lecture

Shaping Communities as if Sustainability Mattered

March 28, 2012 | UBC Robson Square 

Join us for a discussion with two of Vancouver’s most influential planning academics, Dr. Mark Roseland and Dr. Ron Kellett. Learn more from Mark Roseland about what’s happened at the community level in sustainable development since the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992. Find out about Ron Kellett’s work on engaging citizens through “measured visualizations” to explore and express the links of energy, GHG emissions and community planning.

When: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Where: Rm C400, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

Register: www.picsroselandkellett.eventbrite.com (free of charge and open to the public on first-come, first-serve basis)

Live Web Stream: www.pics.uvic.ca/events.php

is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development and Professor of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU. Dr. Roseland lectures internationally and advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning. The 4th edition of Dr. Roseland’s Toward Sustainable Communities will be published in Spring 2012 and released at the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability 2012 World Congress and International Researchers Symposium, associated with the Rio+20 Earth Summit. At SFU, he is a founding member of the SFU Community Trust’s Board of Directors, responsible for the award-winning UniverCity sustainable community development project.

Dr. Ronald Kellett is a professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UBC. Since the 1990s, his work has focused around issues of environmental quality and urban form and the development of form-based decision support tools for urban design. His research, consulting and writing has influenced patterns of urban growth and development in several Canadian and US cities and contributed to the adoption of ‘green’ urban design processes, plans, codes, standards, guidelines and prototypes.

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