ULI BC: A Conversation with Mayor Kennedy Stewart


Thursday, May 30th, 2019
11:30am - 1:30pm PDT


Fairmont Pacific Rim Will open in a new window 1038 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9 CANADA


Late Pricing Begins May 30 Members Non-Members
Private CA$135.00 CA$170.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit CA$135.00 CA$170.00
Retired CA$135.00 N/A
Student CA$105.00 CA$140.00
Under Age 35 CA$105.00 CA$140.00
Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,250 CAD. 
Please note that prices increase by 15% after May 28th. 
ULI BC is pleased to invite you to an interactive discussion with the Mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart on Thursday May 30th. We are delighted to have former City of Vancouver General Manager of Planning and Development Services, Brian Jackson, moderate what will surely be an engaging discussion.
Mayor Stewart was elected the 40th Mayor of Vancouver on October 20, 2018, and is the City’s first independent Mayor in three decades. Mayor Stewart was also elected to a council in which there was no majority party, leading to a need for a new era of collaboration between four distinct parties and an independent Mayor.
On May 30th, ULI BC and Mayor Stewart will continue building on this spirit of collaboration, honing in on the ways ULI BC and our members can create new opportunities for dialogue and create new partnerships with the Mayor and the City of Vancouver, as we all look to tackle the diverse and complex urban challenges we face as a city.
This conversation will encourage live-interaction during the event from members and attendees. We hope you will join us in what will be a thought provoking conversation into the future of our city.
11:00am Doors Open / Registration & Networking
11:30am Lunch
12:00pm Program begins with Mayor Stewart
1:30pm Conclusion
Private/Public Members: $115
Private/Public Non-Members: $155
YL/Student Members: $90
YL/Student Non-Members: $125
Table of 10: $1200
*All registration fees are subject to GST and are in CDN funds. Plated lunch is included. Please advise ULI BC of any dietary restrictions.
Phone/Fax/Email: May 28th
Online: May 29th
*After May 29th, contact ULI BC to register.
**After May 28th, fees increase by 15%.
To register, download a registration form (table registration form / individual registration form) to email or fax in, or register online via the “register now” button below, or call ULI Customer Service at 1.800.321.5011. Please ensure to submit your table guest list (here) by no later than May 28th.
Refund requests must be submitted no later than March 28th.
Media coverage:
Vancouver Sun

Fairmont Pacific Rim 1038 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9 CANADA

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Kennedy Stewart

Mayor, City of Vancouver

Born in Nova Scotia, Stewart moved to Vancouver in 1989 with only $100 in his pocket and worked odd jobs like delivering beer, running a printing press, and playing in rock bands before joining the City of Vancouver’s planning department where he fell in love with how cities worked. This newfound passion led Stewart to study urban politics and policy as part of his Masters degree at Simon Fraser University before moving on to complete a Ph.D. on world cities at the London School of Economics in the UK. Stewart moved back to Vancouver in 2002 to take a position at SFU’s School of Public Policy where, as a tenured professor, he wrote, taught, and provided advice to governments and the United Nations about cities and housing. During this time he also met, fell in love, and married his wife Dr. Jeanette Ashe, Chair of the Douglas College Department of Political Science. After seeing the crisis of affordable housing and homelessness build, Stewart decided to take a break from his work at SFU and run for office under the leadership of Jack Layton. Elected as a Member of Parliament in 2011, he served in Ottawa for seven years working to fight climate change and increase federal investment in affordable housing. Today, as Mayor, Stewart remains committed to building a sustainable, carbon-free economy while making sure we keep housing costs low and the quality of public services high. As a long-time renter in downtown Vancouver, where he lives with his wife Jeanette, Kennedy is focused on delivering affordable rental housing and first-time home-buying opportunities that keep our city welcoming and vibrant – a Vancouver that works for everyone.


Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson, MCIP, joined the City of Vancouver in 2012 as the General Manager of Planning and Development Services and retired in 2015.  In Brian’s tenure, City Council approved the Marpole Area Plan, the Downtown Eastside area Plan, the West End Community Plan. In addition, City Council approved thousands of units of rental and affordable housing. Brian has been a practicing urban planner for 35 years, working in both the public and private sectors, in policy and current planning, in three jurisdictions across North America:  British Columbia, Ontario and California. Brian’s career highlights include: Manager of Toronto’s Waterfront in the Planning & Development Department for 7 years, Brian oversaw the high density, mixed use redevelopment of Toronto’s waterfront. Senior Associate with IBI Group for 10 years in Ontario, Southern California, Vancouver and Nevada.  Brian led a variety of transit-oriented development studies related to new rapid bus and LRT transit initiatives, working with communities to create a vision for sustainable development around proposed transit stations. Before joining Vancouver in 2012, as Director of Development for the City of Richmond for 4 ½ years, Brian managed over $4 billion in development applications as well as a number of complex planning policy issues. Currently, in retirement, Brian continues to provide planning advice to both municipalities and developers, promoting liveability, good planning and vibrant cities.

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