…to the 2013 SCARP Student Symposium,
& Outside the Box
February 8, 2013 8:30am – 7:00pm
Keep the conversation going online by following #beyondDT
The 5th annual SCARP Student Symposium is a student organized networking event to foster strong academic-practitioner interactions. The symposium is designed to allow students, professors, alumni, working professionals, and distinguished guests to gather around a current topic in community and regional planning of SCARP students’ choosing. This year we’re offering 6.25 Structured/Organized CPD Learning Units to PIBC members.
This year’s Symposium will focus on topics relating to “Beyond Downtown & Outside the Box”. Canada’s 2011 census revealed that over the past five years nearly all of the country’s population growth has occurred in the nation’s suburbs. While planners have used the principles of new urbanism to revive our downtown cores, other factors continue to drive urban development outwards rather than upwards.
This has resulted in significant impacts on everything from transportation, to the protection of agricultural land, to the growing physical and social distance between the economically disadvantaged and affluent sectors of society. Meanwhile, a fast changing global economy continues to bring profound change to the nation’s rural communities. Some communities have grown rapidly, fueled by oil and gas extraction, while many struggle to survive as traditional resource industries falter. These changes and challenges are also experienced in First Nations communities, both rural as well as those located within or close to city sprawl.
Please join us on Friday, February 8th, 2013 for the SCARP Student Symposium as we look Beyond Downtown & Outside the Box!