Here’s an event coming up on January 27 that the SFU City Program has wanted to schedule in conjunction with PlanTalk ever since we heard that Sadhu Johnston, Vancouver’s new Deputy City Manager, would be coming to this city from Chicago – joining some others (one of whom, Tom Prendergast at TransLink, has since headed back to New York) .

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PlanTalk: The Chicago School – Insights from Sadhu Johnston and Mike Shiffer
January 27, 7–9 pm

Venue: SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street (corner of Pender and Granville), Vancouver
Admission is free, reservations are required. Reserve at

Come welcome two of Vancouver’s newest city-shapers as they share their experiences from one of North America’s most vibrant cities – Chicago.
Vancouver Deputy City Manager Sadhu Johnston and TransLink Vice-President of Planning Mike Shiffer both worked in the Windy City, one in the Mayor’s office, the other in the Chicago Transit Authority, at a time when sustainability was emerging as a key platform in the city’s political culture. Come learn what they learned, and what it might mean for Vancouver.
Co-sponsored by Planning Institute of British Columbia — South Coast Chapter, Metro Vancouver RAIC Chapter, and SFU City Program.
PIBC members: 2 CPD units
RAIC / AIBC members: 2 Core LU


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