Vancouver has an enviable transport system with some of the highest public transport ridership and carshare use in North America. Its successes have been in part underpinned by an effective and collaborative model involving transport agencies and local government, and communities.
Gordon Price, a long time Vancouver City councillor and commentator on urban issues, will share some of the cornerstones of transport success in Vancouver, and delve into his new area of focus, speculating on the era of new mobility, we are heading into. Gordon will explore the impact of new technologies on transport, and how they are shaping our cities.
His talk will provoke us to consider how our lives are already changing and what’s possible in the future. This will offer some important lessons for Melbourne’s transport challenges in the 2020s.
About the speaker
Gordon Price, previously the Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, is a Fellow with the SFU Centre for Dialogue. In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of Metro Vancouver and was appointed to the first board of TransLink in 1989.
He blogs and podcasts on urban issues, transportation and regional politics, with a focus on Vancouver, at Price Tags and PriceTalks. Gordon is a regular visitor to Australia where he had advised government and commentated on urban issues.
RMIT University City Campus, Building 16, Level 7, Green Brain, Melbourne, VIC 3000
17 March 2020