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Smart City-Building In The Pandemic Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched cities around the globe to their limits. In a virtual lecture hosted by AIR Rotterdam, I discussed how the principles of smart and equitable city-building have been relevant throughout this global crisis – as well as how they can be used to create more livable cities post-pandemic. Listen to the full lecture here: https://youtu.be/wVp62ANyYhw

The Benefits of 15-Minute Cities: How Canada’s Urban Areas Stack Up

Vancouver may not totally be the “paradise city” that the Globe called us, but it is true to say that almost three-quarters of residents enjoy the benefits of the 15-minute neighbourhood – that is absolutely the result of aggressive civic planning. Now if we could only find a way to offer this to people of all incomes in secure housing – this is the current challenge! Read more here.

What’s With All The Condos? – My Latest With Peter Edmonds of Rennie

Vancouver’s transformation into a model for urban planning around the world did not happen by accident. Rather, it is the culmination of decades of careful and innovative policy decisions. I discussed the process with Peter Edmonds-the host of the Rennie podcast, which you can listen to here.

Imagine Westmount 2040

As part of the City of Westmount, Quebec’s Imagine Westmount 2040 project, I recently keynoted a webinar that discussed the building of sustainable cities. You can watch it in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qshOcSJ2EyQ

For more info on Imagine Westmount 2040, click here: https://engage.westmount.org/en/project/imagine-westmount-2040/

Vision 2030: A New Future for Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is retooling to take command of its future.  Through the new 2030 Vision, it is entering into one of the best co-governance models in Canada – it is emphasizing First Nations collaboration, community action, and public-private collaboration. Beasley & Associates is proud to be working on this exciting new project. Read the full 2030 plan here:

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We were delighted to be part of a hugely successful public meeting with Mayor
Lee Brain and a host of First Nations representatives. Here are some photos of that event: