Event registration is now closed. Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers, and breakout session panelists! Looking forward to next year.
We would like to acknowledge that the SCARP 2019 Symposium was held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. This is important to acknowledge because we learn and organize on this land every day, and as planners, go so far as to plan this land on which we are uninvited guests.
International Placemaker & Author
Jay Pitter, MES, is an author and place-maker whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centres. She spearheads institutional city-building projects, rooted in neighbourhood knowledge, focused on: cultural heritage interpretive planning, gender based mapping, inclusive public engagement, safe streets, and healing fraught sites. Creating more inclusive cities is not just a professional mission for Jay; it is personal. Her city-building values are informed by the long-term mentorship of her second-grade Irish Canadian teacher who modelled the power of reaching across social divides when she was a child growing up in social housing. As a result of these rich experiences and international portfolio, Jay shapes urgent city-building conversations through media platforms such as the Agenda and Canadian Architect—as a keynote speaker for organizations like the UN Women and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—and as lecturer and knowledge producer in urban planning faculties across North America. Recently, Jay consulted on Edmonton’s new heritage plan; hosted a professional development luncheon for women city-builders in Detroit; shared her place-making principles with Memphis River Parks Partnership; and led (RE)IMAGINING CHEAPSIDE, a Confederate monument placemaking process in Lexington.
Decolonization Strategist & Bridge Builder
Ginger Gosnell-Myers, of Nisga’a and Kwakwak’awakw heritage is passionate about advancing Indigenous rights and knowledge, while breaking down barriers between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.
Ginger was the City of Vancouver’s first Indigenous Relations Manager where she was central to advancing Vancouver as the world’s first official City of Reconciliation, and identified opportunities across all City departments for ways that reconciliation can be advanced, and through this seen over 75 initiatives off the ground. Central to this work was the City of Vancouver recognizing that it was on unceded Coast Salish homelands – the only government in Canada to embed this truth in it’s governance, policies, and programming. She was also the City lead for identifying and implementing 28 of the 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action. Read more about Ginger..
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Broadening the Scope of Planning
Encompass is about embracing unexpected connections and taking planning in new directions. At the 10th annual SCARP Symposium we gather inspiration from diverse sources, finding fresh ideas by looking within - and beyond - the traditional boundaries of planning. Come prepared to challenge assumptions, connect innovative ideas, and broaden your scope of planning.
Mayor, City of Victoria, British Columbia
Lisa Helps is the 52nd Mayor of Victoria. Prior to being elected as Mayor, she served as a Victoria City Councillor for one term, from 2011 to 2014. Mayor Helps' has an undergrad degree in history and women's studies, a master's degree in history focused on the history of public space in Victoria between 1871-1901 and was awarded the Trudeau Scholarship for her research on the history of housing, homelessness and the governance of poverty in Victoria and San Francisco from 1931-1971. Read more...
JACOB A. WAGNER, PhD, AICP
Associate Professor, Director of Urban Studies; co-founder of the Center for Neighborhoods @ University of Missouri - Kansas City
Dr. Jacob A. Wagner is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning + Design, the Director of the Urban Studies Program, and Faculty Director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UKMC) Center For Neighborhoods.
Dr. Wagner teaches courses in urban planning and urban studies focused on neighborhood planning, equity and community development in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUPD). He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Design and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).Read more...
KWES’ KWESTIN JIM KEW
Elder of Musqueam Nation
Jim K. Kew is an Elder of Musqueam Nation. His Musqueam name is Kwes Kwestin, a hereditary name carrying the duty to bridge the cultural gap between Canada and Musqueam. As an elected councilor twenty years ago, he signed the Statement of Intent to negotiate a Treaty with Canada. He has worked to bridge the cultural gap between Canada and Musqueam through art. Jim has worked as an artist, on his own for seven years, and as a shop technician for seven years in the late Bill Reid’s Studio. Read more...
Our panels will be offered in three sessions throughout the day. This year's selected sessions offer a wide range of topics:
- New Directions in Affordable Housing
- City Cycling: Exploring Issues of Equity in Transportation
- The First Schools of Planning: Indigenous Urban Planning and Reconciliation in Cities
- Urban Displacement: Stories of Memory, Instability and Hope
- Overlap: Intersectionality in Practice
- Learning from Mars: A roundtable discussion on (de)-colonization, the ‘turn-key’ project and planning futures
- Unsettling Environmental Review
- Reflecting on Multicultural Connections: Planning an Inclusive City with Newcomers
- Campus and Community Planning: Walking Tour
Click here to read more about each panel topic! Panel speakers are to be determined closer to event date. Panel topics are subject change.
To view our sponsorship packages, please contact us with the subject line "Sponsorship".
Registration is now closed.
Tickets can be purchased in-person on the day of the event at an increased price.
Please bring exact cash as credit/debit/cheques will not be accepted.
General $105 | Students $45
Audacity is about bold, daring ideas to inspire future planning initiatives. This theme takes a brave stance against the status quo and demands a push for new ideas, innovations, and actions.
The annual symposium is held entirely by students from the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC. From Contours and Coastlines: (De) Constructing the Pacific Northwest in 2015 to Generation(s) in 2016, this coming symposium invites experts in planning and related fields to present their work and ideas under the theme of Audacity.
Audacity is about bold, daring ideas to inspire future planning initiatives. Attendees should prepare to be inspired as this symposium refuses to accept the status quo and does not shy away from bold ideas.
We invite all who are interested to attend!
Severn is an Earth Charter Commissioner and Council Member; host of the APTN TV series 'Samaqan Water Stories'; and board member of the David Suzuki Foundation. She has undertaken study of the endangered Xaayda kil (Skidegate dialect of the Haida language) and was a founding member of the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. Severn holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Yale University and an M.Sc. in Ethnoecology from the University of Victoria. Read more...
Kaye Krishna leads the City of Vancouver’s Department of Development, Buildings and Licensing (DBL). She is leading the City’s efforts to transform development and licensing and is steering key policy issues, including housing enforcement, short-term rentals, taxis, liquor, and marijuana dispensaries.
Kaye is a former Chief of Staff and Deputy Commissioner for New York City’s Department of Housing, where she led priority efforts, including the creation of the City’s 10-year housing strategy, a micro-unit pilot, greening the affordable housing pipeline, and coordinating Hurricane Sandy recovery. Prior to joining the City, she was with HR&A Advisors, a US-based economic development, real estate, and planning firm, where she worked with cities and states across the country to develop integrated strategies to build physical, economic, and social resilience. In 2014 Kaye was included in Urban Land Institute’s 40 Under 40 inaugural class, which recognizes high achievers in the land use professions. Read more...
This year's selected sessions offer a wide range of topics:
- Planning for the Night-time Economies
- Women, Gendered Bodies, and City-Building: An Intersectional Lens
- Bricks, Beams, and Brews: The Transition of Inner City Industrial Lands
- This is not an Open House - Pushing the Envelope on Public Engagement
- Public City, Private Transit?: Transit in the Age of the Autonomous Vehicle
- Planning for Urban Indigenous Peoples
- Shaking Things Up: Planning for an Uncertain Future
- Seeking Common Ground and Good Planning Outcomes in a Polarized World
- Turnip the Beet: Pushing the Limits of Urban Agriculture
- Audacious Solutions to the Housing Affordability Crisis
- Campus Walking Tour
Click here to read more about each panel topic and in which session group they will be. Panel speakers are to be determined. More panel topics may be added to the list closer to the event date.
To become a sponsor of this event, please contact us with the subject line "Sponsorship" to receive our Sponsorship Package.