PIBC CPL Webinar #7 - Joint PIBC / UDI Webinar: Balancing Act – Addressing Policy Priorities in a Challenged Economic Environment
October 11th 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
CPL Units: 1

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Join the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) and the Urban Development Institute (UDI) as part of our partnered event series, addressing topics that are top-of-mind for planners and developers alike.  

Despite combined efforts by both the public and private sector, issues of climate change, affordability and social equity remain at the forefront of our professions. We are living through an era of rising costs and interest rates, putting further pressure on our ability to meaningfully address the important issues of our day. Continued project cost increases pose a challenge to both the development industry and all levels of government in achieving desired outcomes. In this webinar, we will explore the effectiveness of development related local government policies aimed at addressing a number of important issues and discuss the realities of balancing priorities in an uncertain economic climate.  Register to hear from industry leaders tackling these issues head-on!

Please Note: 
While everyone is welcome, special pricing is in effect for this webinar to encourage emerging professionals and students to attend!  This event is a joint webinar with UDI and, as such, will be hosted on UDI's Zoom instead of PIBC's usual Adobe Connect Webinar Platform.  As log-on instructions will vary somewhat, please read your registration and confirmation emails closely.  The process will be a little different for this one - please make sure to sign up with your e-mail. A unique Zoom link will be sent two days before the webinar.  Please do not share the link as it will inhibit your ability to join.  If you are registering for multiple attendees, please ensure you provide each individual e-mail address for every attendee.

Registration Terms:
Registration requires payment in full to be confirmed. All webinar registrations are final. Unfortunately, refunds for cancellations are not available. However, substitutions of other individuals for a registration may be permitted up until the registration deadline.

Questions? Please contact the PIBC office at: (604) 696-5031, Toll-Free: 1-866-696-5031, or by email: office@pibc.bc.ca

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Our Speakers

Carla Guerrera, M.Pl, RPP, MCIP  
Founder & CEO, Purpose Driven Development 
Carla is the Founder and CEO of Purpose Driven Development and Planning, a company which brings a proven approach to unlocking successful development in our complex urban environments for developers, public sector, and First Nations clients to create communities where we can all thrive. As a globally recognized real estate development professional, Carla combines the fields of real estate development and urban planning. Carla has delivered over $1 B of complex, mixed-use real estate development across Canada's top markets over the past 20 years. Notable projects include leading the West Don Lands waterfront revitalization on Toronto’s waterfront, one of the world’s most advanced waterfront revitalization initiatives. 

Andrew Merrill, RPP, MCIP
Director Development Services, City of Coquitlam
Originally from the East Coast, Andrew has a Masters in Planning with a concentration in Urban Design from UBC. Additionally, Andrew has over 18 years of experience in community planning, development approvals, public engagement, facilitating housing affordability, and urban design. His current work involves leading a team of 90 guiding transit-oriented development and infill housing for one of the fastest growing cities in BC. 

Henry McQueen RPP, MCIP
Vice-President of Development, Qualex-Landmark
Henry brings both public and private sector experience to the real estate development profession, having worked with the City of Toronto previously. Henry has managed over 4 million square feet of mixed-use development across Canada to-date, ranging in scale from high density master planned communities to single-building mid-rise. In his role Henry is responsible for overseeing the development project pipeline at Qualex-Landmark, assessing project feasibility, developing the strategic vision for each project, and advancing design and approvals through to construction.  Henry is a Registered Professional Planner, and Co-Chair of the UDI & City of Coquitlam Liaison Committee. Henry is an active volunteer, having served a variety of community-level organizations from affordable housing to amateur sport.  

Robin Petri 
Vice President, Development, Catalyst
As Vice-President, Development, Robin is responsible for the leadership and management of Project Delivery. Robin joined Catalyst in March 2015 as the lead of the Project Delivery team which is responsible for the development and construction of Catalyst projects. This involves working together with partners, neighbours, consultants, contractorsand municipal staff to design, permit and build projects. Robin brings extensive municipal and private sector experience to Catalyst. Robin loves working at Catalyst because of the meaningful use of the buildings that she plays a part in creating. When not at work, Robin can be found biking with her family along the seawall or in her community organizing school events, block parties and soccer teams. 

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