Cities as Nation Builders

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Canada 2020 is headed to Vancouver for a very special event focused on the future of cities. Together, we will explore the vital role that cities – livable, safe, affordable and productive cities – play as one of the key drivers of our national economy.

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The global trend towards urban living is already one of the 21st century’s defining traits. But as this trend continues (and quickens), the massive cities of tomorrow need to become productive, livable and sustainable. In short, shaping the cities of tomorrow is a job left to the planners, policymakers and citizens of today.


Join Canada 2020 in downtown Vancouver for a free, open, public panel discussion with some of North America’s leading urban visionaries. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

Featured Participants

  • Anne Golden
    Chair, Evergreen CityWorks Bio
  • Don Newman
    Chairman, Canada 2020 Advisory Board Bio
  • His Worship Gregor Robertson
    Mayor of Vancouver Bio
  • His Worship Naheed Nenshi
    Mayor of Calgary Bio
  • Josh Blair
    CCO, TELUS Health & Executive Vice-President, TELUS International Bio
  • R T Rybak
    Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee Former Mayor of Minneapolis Bio

VenueThe Westin Bayshore (Stanley Park Ballroom), 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2V4 CA