Victoria’s Dan Huang To Present at the 2016 PIBC Conference
Each year, the Planning Institute of British Columbia organizes and hosts its marquee professional development and networking event – the PIBC Annual Conference. This year the conference will be held in Kelowna, BC from May 10th to 13th.
Dan Huang a planner from our Victoria office, who is also the current President of the PIBC, will be presenting on a panel with Rob van Iersel MPIA (Rob Van Iersel Consulting) and Kim Flick MCIP RPP (City of Vernon).
Their program session is titled:
OCP Lessons from Down Under and Next Door: Reflections from Home and Abroad
Official Community Plans are the foundation of planning in British Columbia. In theory, they provide a robust, locally derived, strategic framework within which local urban planning decisions can be made. The Australian context lacks such a strategic framework – relying on zoning-based Local Environmental Plans as the main platform for Council-based planning. This session will compare and contrast the Australian and British Columbian strategic planning contexts to draw out lessons from how planning legislation and policy is structured, highlighting how we can start to make meaningful improvements.