Gaining Ground: Resilient Cities - Urban Strategies for Transition Times

Event Details

Date & Time October 20, 2009, 3:00am – October 22, 2009, 3:00am
Location Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
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Website Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground is one of the premier conference events in North America for leaders in business, policy, governance and education focussed on an integrated, regenerative approach to development and land use. The Gaining Ground conference program is designed to foster a convergence of ideas and people, approaches and professions, to ensure the conference ‘conversation’ is rich and charged with potential for new thought and collaboration.

This year's Gaining Ground confererence theme is Resilient Cities: Urban Strategies for Transition Times and is being organized in collaboration with Smart Growth BC, CANSEE and Centre for Urban Innovation. Paul Hawken and Major Carter are a few of the featured thoughtleaders who will be speaking. Shoulder events will be happening the whole week of October 19th.

For more information and to register, please visit Gaining Ground.


Conference October 20th - 22nd in Vancouver

Note that Paul Hawken is a keynote speaker for this conference, also that the conference is running concurrently, and in the same conference centre, as the 2009 bi-ennial conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE). Other keynote speakers invited by CANSEE who might address joint plenary sessions of both conferences, include renowned ecologist (and ecological-economist) Buzz Holling (who was recently awarded the Order of Canada), and well-known SFU economist and recent winner of the Donner Prize, Mark Jaccard.

Note also, that Smart Growth BC is also a co-organizer, with the Centre for Urban Innovation, and CANSEE, of the combined conference.

Michael Barkusky
Director of Socioeconomics, Rainforest Solutions Project
and volunteer Secretary-Treasurer, CANSEE

Conference Theme

Thanks, Michael, for noting that Smart Growth BC and CANSEE are co-organizing this year's Gaining Ground Conference in Vancouver, along with the Center for Urban Innovation.

I just wanted to add that the theme of the conference this year is "Resilient Cities: Urban Strategies for Transition Times." The program is unbelievable - amazing speakers, workshops, and shoulder events happening the whole week of October 19th. Register early!