May 2016

Breakfast Seminar: "City Sustainability Challenges Beyond 2020"

Organized by the Vancouver Branch of APEGBC

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Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 6:30 AM-9:00 AM: "City Sustainability Challenges Beyond 2020"
Location: Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, 180 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Doug Smith, P.Eng.
Acting Director of Sustainability
City of Vancouver
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $60.00

Non-Member Price: $65.00

Student Member Price: $25.00
In 2010 the City of Vancouver began its ten year journey toward becoming the Greenest City in the World by 2020 - you are invited to hear from the City of Vancouver's Acting Director of Sustainability, Doug Smith, on how this challenge was created, how we are doing so far and what will happen beyond 2020.

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Doug Smith, P.Eng.
Acting Director of Sustainability, City of Vancouver

doug_smith.pngDoug Smith, P.Eng. is a professional engineer and a UBC graduate and has been with the City of Vancouver for 25 years. Upon graduation he spent one year with BC Hydro designing transmission towers. He is currently the Acting Director of Sustainability for the City of Vancouver and his portfolio includes the Greenest City Action Plan, the Renewable City Strategy, the Green Operations Plan and the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. He has managed many areas in his 25 years including Emergency Management, Structures, Greenways and Equipment Services. He also is the Structural Specialist for Vancouver’s Heavy Urban Search & Rescue Team and in that role he has responded to landslides, floods and earthquakes; including the recent  floods in Calgary, Alberta and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.


6:30 – 7:00 AM: Registration and Networking
7:00 AM: Breakfast Served (Buffet format)
7:30 – 8:45 AM: Featured Presentation by Doug Smith, P.Eng.
9:00 AM: Questions & Closing


  • Seating is limited. Please register ASAP to secure your seat.
  • For group bookings or to sponsor this event, please contact Tim Verigin at the APEGBC head office [email protected].
  • For more information about this seminar, please contact the Vancouver Branch at [email protected].

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