Andy Yan

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Climate change, uneven patterns of wealth and inequality in the post-industrial economy, and global flows of people, ideas, and capital are reshaping the demographic, social, economic and physical terrains. In this world that is increasingly hot, uneven and connected, these trends drive new and aggravate old planning and design challenges in the region. At the same time, old solutions may not be adequate for these new problems. Using the experiences of Metropolitan Vancouver, this talk will examine how these challenges have manifested themselves in time and space with a specific reference to the areas of housing and real estate. Ultimately, connections between people, place and history become critical relationships to document, understand and share for informed public policy and discourse with lessons for cities around the world.

Andy Yan is the director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. Born and raised in Vancouver, Andy Yan has extensively worked in the non-profit and private urban planning sectors with projects in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Andy is a registered professional planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional. He is also an adjunct professor in Urban Studies at SFU as well as an adjunct professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia.    



Food for Thought
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Noon  |  Centre Space
John A. Russell Building
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba

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