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)


Wednesday October 19, 2016

9:00am to 3:00pm (Registration opens at 8:30 am)

1420 – 1430 Segal Centre

Simon Fraser University Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC


Cost: $105 for members, $130 non-members (includes lunch and coffee break)

You can become a member at iaia-wnc.ca

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forum-on-environmental-assessment-for-urban-development-tickets-27717775613

For more information, please email us at [email protected]