Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sustainability Summit 2008

Metro Vancouver has been doing a great job of promoting dialogue on various issues related to our region, and most especially on the creation of a sustainable region. I've attended some of these events and I can tell you that the speakers and the content are exceptional!

In June, 2008 Metro Vancouver will host a series of discussion forums. Then in October of this year, they will hold an inaugural region-wide Future of the Region Sustainability Summit. This June forum allow participants to contribute in one of three "streams" that include:

Stream 1
Transportation & Growth
Governance & Finance

Stream 2
Drugs & Crime
Culture & Learning

Stream 3
Energy & Climate Change
Ecological Health

A total of five (5) forums will be hosted. South of Fraser (Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley City, Township of Langley and Abbotsford) will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 from 8am to 12 Noon at the Guildford Vancouver Sheraton at 15269 104th Avenue in Surrey. You must register ahead and more information can be obtained here. At the bottom of this Metro Vancouver page you will find links to major background and policy documents.

Unfortunately I will be out of the country managing a large consulting project on this date, and will not be able to attend. But the great thing about Metro Vancouver is that they generally video tape all sessions and post them on the website. Still, being there and interacting with the panel of experts and other participates is really neat. I'm bummed!

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