Friday, May 22nd Schedule


Conference Registration

Telus Whistler Conference Centre Foyer
Delegate registration continues at the Telus Whistler Conference Centre.


Continental Breakfast

Telus Whistler Conference Centre
A light continental breakfast will be served at the Telus Whistler Conference Centre.


Morning Plenary Session & Keynote Speaker

Telus Whistler Conference Centre: Sea to Sky Ballroom
Delegates gather for the Friday morning plenary session to reopen the program for the second full day at the 2009 BC Land Summit
Keynote Speaker: Richard Hebda (Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology, Schools of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria)

Title: Climate Change – Impacts & Strategies
Rapid warming is underway and changing the environment, the economy and our communities. Even with major action, wide-ranging impacts on ecosystems and human communities will ensue. Humanity must go on a carbon diet and use less ancient (fossil) carbon and dramatically reduce demand on the living carbon of natural and managed ecosystems.




Concurrent Sessions & Roundtables

Communities in Transition: Changing Place and Space program theme generously sponsored by BC Hydro
Telus Whistler Conference Centre

Session (A8)
LEEDing Green Interventions 3: Greenskins
Changing Place & Space: The Vancouver Green Factor is a new planning, policy, and design tool that quantifies & evaluates the environmental benefit contribution of greenskins (green roofs, streets, facades etc.).
Presenters: Daniel Roehr (Summary-PDF) (Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia), Yuewei Kong (Summary-PDF) (Greenskins Lab, University of British Columbia)

Session (B9)
Planning for Corridors & Protected Areas Within the Urban Environment
Changing Environments: Initiatives are underway to identify, map, & plan for habitat & ecological corridors to protect biodiversity & contribute to healthy, livable, sustainable communities.
Presenters: Jamie Vala (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (space2place design inc.); Laura MacKay (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) & Kevin Damaskie (Summary-PDF) (Whistler 2020 Community Initiatives); Jack Minard (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Comox Valley Land Trust)

Session (C9)
Inconvenient Truth & Convenient Opportunity: Climate Change, Land Management & Planning for Mitigation & Adaptation
A World of Change: Explore practical methods for addressing climate change adaptation in planning including a first look at a new web-based climate change information tool which focuses on adaptation planning for future climate change.
Presenters: Alex Boston (Summary-PDF) (HB Lanarc Consultants); Jennifer Hill (Summary-PDF) (CitySpaces Consulting); Trevor Murdock (Summary-PDF) (Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium)

Session (D7)
On the Road: Issues & Opportunities with Major Highway & Transportation Infrastructure Development
Change in Motion: Explore examples of the dynamic relationship between land use & transportation infrastructure development, along with exploration of geotechnical challenges along the test section of the Sea-to-Sky highway.
Presenters: Brian L. J. Mylleville (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) & Paul Schlotfeldt (Summary-PDF) (Golder Associates Ltd.); Malcolm Smith (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Hemmera Envirochem Inc.)

Session (A9)
Creativity & The Inner City-Unlocking the Potential of Commercial & Industrial Spaces
Changing Place & Space: Underutilized commercial & industrial spaces can offer distinct advantages in terms of size, relative affordability, location, and adaptability of use – with help from flexible policy & zoning.
Presenters: Mark Pickersgill (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (SFU School of Communications) and Jason Blackman (Former City of Vancouver Planner)

Session (B10)
The Cowichan Basin Water Management Plan--Implementing British Columbia's Living Water Smart Program on Vancouver Island
Changing Environments: The acclaimed Cowichan Basin Water Management Plan is a strategic and community-based response to increasing growth, water demand, climate change, and stresses on high value ecological, cultural and economic assets. Participating governments, First Nations, industry, and non-governmental organizations have adopted the plan and are now working to move it from words to action. The panel will discuss key financial, political, regulatory, and technical issues, and share their implementation strategies and successes, including links to British Columbia's new Living Water Smart initiative.
Presenters: David Harper (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Westland Resource Group); Kate Miller (Presentation-PDF) (Cowichan Valley Regional District); Craig Wightman (British Columbia Conservation Foundation); Lynn Kriwoken (Ministry of Environment and BC s Living Water Smart Program)

Session (C10)
Carbon Footprints: Tools & Strategies for Communities
A World of Change: Understanding the concept of the carbon footprint, how to calculate it & the opportunities to shift towards lower carbon emissions – lessons from BC communities.
Presenters:Chris Marshall (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Town of Gibsons); Ted Battiston (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Resort Municipality of Whistler)

Session (C17)
Climate Change and Compact Communities: Innovation, Integration and Partnerships 
A World of Change: Innovative approaches, integration of thinking and action combined with strategic partnerships are a necessary combination for local governments addressing climate change and creating sustainable communities. Find out more about approaches, tools, and programs, the Ministry of Community Development is delivering, to encourage innovation in planning. In addition, you will learn about one experiment in innovation and partnership, the first fee-simple rowhouse project in Vancouver.
Presenters: Art Cowie (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Eikos Planning Inc.); Laura Tate (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Ministry of Community Development)

Session (E1)
Film Screening: Long Road North - A feature documentary by Gwendal Castellan and Ian Hinkle
Seen from the handlebars of a bicycle, the world is a lot smaller than they ever thought. Leaving behind his office with no windows, a young Canadian dreams up an adventure to travel halfway across the planet at a human pace and experience the story of the road. From the mountains of Patagonia, through Latin American mega-cities and small-town America, to the sparse reaches of the Canadian arctic, the people and places he comes to know will forever change his perspectives about the world and the choices he decides to make.


Nutrition Break


Concurrent Sessions & Roundtables

(Telus Whistler Conference Centre)

Session (A10)
Legal Protection on Land: How to Get the Most Out of Section 219 Covenants
Governments and Land Trusts use section 219 (Land Title Act) covenants to protect key values on private lands – join an informed discussion of the benefits & issues of their use.
Presenters: Lui Carvello (Summary-PDF) (Staples McDannold Stewart); Christina Waddle (Presentation-PDF) (The Land Conservancy of BC)

Session (B11)
Green Edge Planning Tools
Changing Environments: A look at two different kinds of green edges – those formed by agricultural land adjacent to other uses, and buffers within agricultural land which can be use for agroforestry.
Presenters: George Powell (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Consulting Agrologist); Bert van Dalfsen (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands)

Session (C11)
Climate Change, Peak Oil & the Urban Future: Changing Community Plans & Local Farm Sustainability
A World Change: Local communities will need to create new plans to deal with the impacts on the economy & environment. Also explore spatial factors impacting farm survival on the urban fringe.
Presenters: Kimberly Needham (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Kimberly Needham Planning & Development Services); Tracy Stobbe (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Trinity Western University)

Session (D8)
More Than Lines on a Map: How Linear Projects & Maintenance Affect & Are Impacted by Technical, Environmental & Social Issues
Change in Motion: Looking at three major right-of-way projects in BC from the perspective of appraisals, negotiation & acquisition, planning & management.
Moderator: Rob Green (International Right of Way Association)
Presenters: Lisa D’Errico (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (BC Hydro for BC Transmission Corporation); Chad Marlatt (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (TELUS); Rodney Locke (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Spectra Energy Transmission)

Session (A11)
Urban Design 2: 5 Quartiers
Changing Place & Space: Five Canadian places, built in different regions and different eras, present characteristics in common. These are concrete elements that can sustain analysis that through quantification and classification will yield a common basis for comparison. Among these elements are the basic building blocks of urbanism. The principles that describe how the building blocks function can have direct application in how we design and plan our cities.
Presenters: Lewis N. Villegas (Summary-PDF) (Urban Design Specialist)

Session (B12)
Collaborative Planning & the Role of Regional Districts
Changing Environments: Looking at land use planning in rural resource regions and the unique opportunities & challenges facing BC’s Regional Districts, including increasing formalized consultation with First Nations.
Presenters:Neil Smith (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Regional District of Mount Waddington)

Session (C12)
Triple Bottom Line Assessment: A Practical Sustainability Tool
A World of Change: Triple bottom line is a framework for encouraging corporate responsibility for sustainability – balancing economic, environmental & social criteria.
Presenters: Kim Fowler (Summary-PDF) (Pottinger Gaherty Consultants Ltd.); Carola Bloedorn (Summary-PDF) (Director of Development, Dockside Green)

Session (B13)
Climate Change & Forest Impacts in BC
Changing Environments: Three perspectives on the impacts on forests from climate change.
Presenters: Greg Anderson (BC Ministry of Forests & Range); Richard Hebda (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (University of Victoria); Herb Hammond (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Silva Forest Foundation)


Lunch & Showcase

Telus Whistler Conference Centre


Concurrent Sessions & Roundtables

Communities in Transition: Changing Place and Space program theme generously sponsored by BC Hydro
Telus Whistler Conference Centre

Session (A12)
New Thoughts for Old Brownfields & Industrial Sites: Art-Space Conservation-Economic, Political & Social Benefits Across Land Use Agendas
Changing Place & Space: The benefits of incorporating art-spaces into industrial areas can include improving local economic vitality for artists and industry, cultural diversity, and community health.
Presenters: Jody John Ramey (Summary-PDF) (Disability Advocacy Cultural Association, Portland)

Session (B14)
Planning & Communicating Adaptive Management in the Face of Climate Change
Changing Environments: This conference session will focus on the experience of diverse communities throughout BC in successfully advancing action on climate change and sustainability. Analysis from six case studies will be presented to offer land management professionals an invaluable set of lessons learned in communicating and planning for the changes occurring in BC. An in-depth review of experiences from the Fraser will review planning & preparing for damaging flooding is equally critical for communities.
Presenters: Erica Crawford Boettcher (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (University of British Columbia); Megan Shaw (Summary-PDF) (McGill University); Alex Boston (Summary-PDF) (HB Lanarc Consultants)

Session (C13)
Global Work – Local Lives: Implications for Communities
A World of Change: A multimedia presentation investigating the social & spatial implications of global outsourcing of information work – what it means in terms of quality of working life & the impact on workers & community.
Presenters: Penny Gurstein (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) and Laura Tate (Summary-PDF) (School of Community & Regional Planning, UBC)

Session (D9)
Urban Motion: Land Utility and Transportation Planning in Urban Centers, Case Studies from Montreal and Victoria.
Change in Motion: Examining the implementation of one of the land-use scenarios from the City of Victoria’s Downtown Victoria plan update. With increased car dependency, cities are shifting policies from limiting road congestion to a reduction of the number of cars, along with a shift to alternative modes – lessons from Montreal.
Presenters: Charlotte Bathurst (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Opus International Consultants); Paul Lewis (Summary-PDF) (Urban Planning Institute, University of Montreal)

Session (B15)
An Adaptive Management Framework for the Central North Coast of BC and Regional Land Use Planning in the Sea to Sky Area
Changing Environments: The globally significant forest and other natural resources of the B.C. coast are contested by commercial, conservation and First Nations interests. For the last several years, these groups have been working collaboratively towards a shared land management vision. Recent changes in provincial policy and First Nations legal authority have led to new Government-to-government agreements for land use on the coast, which set aside large areas for conservation and enshrine Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) as the approach to guide future resource use.  Regional, First Nations and Provincial Planning in the Sea to Sky Region: review the process and outcomes of the SLRD Regional Growth Strategy, Lil'wat Nation Land Use Plan and the provincial Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan and explore their interrelationships and some of the innovative approaches that are being used to address the diverse interests and complex land use issues in the region.
Presenters: Stephen Tyler (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Adaptive Resource Management Ltd.); Dave Daust (Registered Professional Forester); Steven Olmstead (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Squamish - Lillooet Regional District); Lucinda Phillips, (Lil'wat Nation); Ross Kreye, (BC Ministry of Agricultural and Lands Integrated Land Management Bureau)

Session (C14)
From “Dogpatch” to “Leader of the pack”: Tales and Tools of Langford's Downtown Renewal.
A World of Change: A panel discussion on the resurgence of this quickly growing community. A case study of a small and fledgling municipality which has pulled itself up by its britches and faced down its past reputation to become an award winning and progressive place to live, work, play and build.
Presenters: Emilie Adin (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF), Jason Parks (Summary-PDF) and Leanne Blackwood (Summary-PDF) (City of Langford)

Session (A18)
Independent Research Proposal Presentations

The Real Estate Institute of BC
A Study of Housing Options Available to Selected Groups of Residents and Migrants in Northern BC
A discussion on what strategies northern BC communities employ to retain and attract households which have the mans to relocate and discretion about the community in which they choose to live.
Presenter: Tim Pringle (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Real Estate Foundation)

The Land Trust Alliance of BC
A Credible Conservation Offset Program for BC Communities
Through Voluntary Offsets or through the Regulated, Cap and Trade Market, the long term conservation of lands, especially forests and wetlands, provide permanent protection of carbon and other ecosystem services essential for communities as we adapt to climate change. The authors will introduce new research which provides methods for understanding and valuing these services to provide credible offset options for conserving land.  
Presenters: Richard Hebda and Briony Penn (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF)

Roundtable (RT3)
Government As Developer: What is the Role of Governments & Public Agencies in Shaping Land Development in BC?
Changing Place & Space: A lively discussion of the role governments – federal, provincial, municipal & First Nation – along with related public agencies, often play in shaping land use & development.
Moderator: Don Alexander (Vancouver Island University);
Panelists: Chief Gibby Jacobs (Squamish Nation), Craig Crawford (Vice President, Devepment, BC Housing); Lino Siracusa (Director of CMHC - Granville Island)




Concurrent Sessions & Roundtables

Telus Whistler Conference Centre

Session (A13)
Doing Things Differently 2: Innovative & Inclusive Communities
Changing Place & Space: Measuring Up The North, a unique project in Northern British created to assist 41 North Central Municipal Association communities to become livable, age-friendly, disability-friendly, universally designed communities for all citizens and visitors. The City of Richmond, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and the Richmond Food Security Task Force have developed a Richmond Farm School initiative using municipally owned land to be used as a model of "Municipal Supported Agriculture" for other cities.
Presenters: Laurie Ringaert (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Measuring UP the North); Kent Mullinix (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

Session (B16)
Holding Back the Invasion: Invasive Plant Management
Changing Environments: An exploration of the management activities, programs, & practical actions to understand & deal with invasive plants.
Presenters: Becky Brown (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (BC Ministry of Agriculture & Lands); Gail Wallin (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Invasive Plant Council of BC)

Session (C15)
Higher Learning: Building a Sustainable Development Through Education
A World of Change: Exploring the accomplishments & connections at UniverCity, a new more sustainable community at Simon Fraser University, which is establishing itself as a testing ground for innovative strategies.
Presenters: Jonathan Tinney (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (SFU Community Trust)

Session (B17)
Successful Private-Public Land Conservation Partnerships
Changing Environments: Three partnership organizations describe the successful tools & methods for protecting BC’s biodiversity on private & public lands.  These partnerships include municipalities, land trusts, other environmental organizations who together provide planning tools and support, mapping, stewardship, as well as long term protection through covenants and acquisition. Building relationships between decision makers and ENGO’s has proven successful for these organizations, and have resulted in the conservation of sensitive ecosystems and long-term partnerships.
Presenters: Sheila Harrington (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Land Trust Alliance of BC); Bryn White (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (South Okanagan- Similkameen Conservation Partners); Ryan Holmes (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (Grasslands Conservation Council)

Session (C16)
Planning for BC’s Electricity Infrastructure – Implications for Community & Land Use Planning
A World of Change: Explore the challenges, opportunities & issues in planning for BC’s electrical power system into the future.
Presenters: Gary Holisko (Summary-PDF) and Kip Morison (Summary-PDF) (BC Transmission Corporation)

Session (A14)
Accepting Change: Finding Public Support for Environmental Initiatives
Learn about the new ‘energy efficiency labeling of private homes for sale’ program in Victoria and participate in a discussion on how planners, land appraisers, landscape architects and agrologists can all work together to provide information to clients on making beneficial changes.
Presenters: Tony Joe (Summary-PDF) and Jim Bennet (Victoria Real Estate Board); Nancy McLean (Summary-PDF) (Senior Planner/Landscape Coordinator); Robin Clarke (Registered Professional Forester)

Session (A19)
Student Presentations
Students from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia present current research.
Amenity-Led Development and the Quality of Life in Fernie, BC
Presenter: Jeff Zukiwsky (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (SFU)
What do Residents Think of their High-Density Mixed-Use Downtown Community? A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the False Creek North Development in Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Nancy Hofer (Summary-PDF) (Presentation-PDF) (UBC)

Roundtable (RT4)
Highway to Where? Transportation Choices & Land Use Consequences
Change in Motion: A critical discussion about transportation infrastructure decisions which have significant, long-lasting impacts on land-use, community development & livability – particularly decisions around highway expansion. How do these square with sustainability strategies?
Moderator: Gordon Price (City Program, Simon Fraser University)
Panelists: Deborah Curran (Environmental Law Centre & Ducks Unlimited), Ken Melamed (Mayor of Whistler)
Generously sponsored by Young and Anderson Barristers and Solicitors

4:15pm - 4:45pm

Nutrition Break

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Closing Plenary Session & Keynote Speaker

Telus Whistler Conference Centre: Sea to Sky Ballroom
Delegates will gather for the closing afternoon plenary session to conclude the program for the 2009 BC Land Summit.
Keynote Speaker: Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C., O.B.C.

Title: Canada’s Northern Challenges: From the Mackenzie Valley to Nunavut
Thomas Berger will speak on issues relating to the protection of the northern environment.  The future of Canada’s northern people has now obtained heightened significance in light of the advent of arctic warming and the challenges to Canadian sovereignty.
Generously sponsored by BC Transmission Corporation

6:15pm - 7:30pm

Closing Reception

The concluding event at the 2009 BC Land Summit - delegates will gather at the spectacular Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to enjoy food, refreshments & final networking opportunities.