Planning Institute of BC

Planning Institute of BC

November 05, 2009 13:00 ET

Planning Institute of BC: Former Vancouver Councilor Gordon Price to Be Honoured

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire – Nov. 5, 2009) - The Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) will host a major event to celebrate the planning profession on November 7.

Well-known Vancouverite Gordon Price will be admitted as an Honourary Member of the PIBC at the gala dinner Saturday to mark World Town Planning Day.

"Gordon has devoted his life to helping make good communities happen," said PIBC President Lindsay Chase. "He is a true friend to the planning profession who has been an important influence on the shape that Vancouver has taken over the last three decades, especially in the area of transportation planning."

Price, 58, is the director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia. He has written several extensive essays on Vancouver and transportation issues, lectures internationally, and has received awards from both the American and Canadian Planning Associations.

World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 by Argentine Professor Carlos María della Paolera to recognize and promote the important role planning plays in creating livable communities. The gala dinner to celebrate World Town Planning Day is the second time the PIBC will host the event.

The Planning Institute of BC is the association of professional planners in BC and Yukon. Members work in a variety of fields, including land use planning, environmental resource management, land development, heritage conservation, social planning, transportation planning and economic development.

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