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Metro Van crosses the border to look at the big-picture future

January 22nd, 2012 · 34 Comments

Metro Van chair Greg Moore definitely seems to be trying to set a new course for the region. For one, the directors are all heading out of the regional district to have a retreat in Chilliwack Jan 26 and 27 — the first I’ve heard of Metro ever doing something like this.

Second, it appears to be focused on some big-picture thinking. The invited speakers are architect Bing Thom, Vancouver Foundation vp Catherine Clement, and Metro Port Vancouver CEO Robin Silvester — people with strong stories to tell about the physical planning of the city, the social fabric of the city, and the economy of the city.

I presume there will be some discussion too about the kind of person who will replace chief bureaucrat Jonny Carline when he leaves Feb. 14. Whoever takes up residence at his desk will be a big part of whatever change Metro Vancouver sets its sights on.

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