The State of Professional Practice and Government Expectations in Lower Mainland BC
Urban development in the Lower Mainland often requires some level of environmental assessment (EA) to meet federal, provincial or local government requirements. Urban EAs are often triggered for projects that involve watercourse setbacks, instream works or other environmental sensitivities. The scope and process vary between jurisdictions but some common EA triggers, tools and methods are emerging. Join us to hear speakers from diverse organizations discuss the challenges and solutions for urban environmental planning and impact assessment.
Speakers and Panelists
- Andrea MacLeod, Ph.D, R.P.Bio. (Manager, Environmental Programs, Port of Vancouver) - Urban lands and Regulatory Responsibilities of the New PMV Project Review Process
- Andrew Appleton, (Riparian Areas Regulation Resource Specialist, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) - Upcoming Changes to the Riparian Areas Regulation
- Bruce Nidle, R.P.Bio. & Keven Goodearle, R.P.Bio. (Senior Environmental Consultants, PGL Environmental Consultants) - EA Triggers, Methods and Challenges
- Hagen Hohndorf, B.Sc., R.P.Bio. (Environmental Services Project Specialist, City of Coquitlam) - Riparian Areas Regulation Implementation and Environmental Assessment in the City of Coquitlam
- Lauren Petersen, AScT (Environmental Coordinator, City of Surrey) - City of Surrey Streamside Protection Bylaw and Expectations for Environmental Assessment
- Paul Fenske, BLArch, MA (Principal, Ekistics Town Planning) - Perspectives from an Urban Planner
- Richard Boase (Environmental Protection Officer, District of North Vancouver)
Registration opens at 8:30 am.
Includes morning coffee break and lunch.
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