Visit UBC's Vancouver campus on Saturday, May 28th when UBC Campus and Community Planning will host a panel on sustainability with Mike Harcourt, the former Mayor of Vancouver and Premier of British Columbia.

Titled “Vibrant Sustainable Communities: Towards a Smart Future”, the panel will bring together Mr. Harcourt with planning and sustainability experts Lisa Colby, Associate Director, Policy Planning, UBC Campus and Community Planning;  and Dr. Freda Pagani, founding director of UBC’s Sustainability Office, in conversation about how to create sustainable communities.

Their insights will focus on how we can make urban environments more integrated and liveable. The panel will explore how we innovate building design, transit and land use to reduce our impact on the environment. Moderated by Maged Senbel, Assistant Professor, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, this conversation will also provide an opportunity to learn about how UTown@UBC, UBC’s vision for a sustainable community, is transforming a commuter campus into a place where people live, work and learn together.

This compelling and thought provoking conversation is not to be missed.


Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011

Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm


UBC Point Grey Campus
Main Floor
Student Union Building (South Entrance)
6138 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C

Admission to the event is free, open to the general public and RSVP is required. The event is part of UBC’s Alumni weekend. To RSVP click here.