Do Cities Matter? – An Evening with Mayor Gregor Robertson

Do Cities Matter? – An Evening with Mayor Gregor Robertson

10 Aug 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm


Far more Canadians live in cities rather than rural areas. Major centres continue to grow rapidly, dominating our lives and encountering many challenges.

Vancouver has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada and is one of the most expensive places to live. The city has been hit hard by the homelessness and now the opioid crises. At the same time, Vancouver is one of the “greenest” cities in the world and on track to be 100 percent reliable on renewable energy by 2050.

Gregor Robertson has been Mayor of Vancouver since 2008. He joins the Salt Spring Forum for a wide-ranging discussion about the city he leads and the role—and future—of large urban centres in Canada and around the world.

What is the role of city governments in addressing health, housing and other issues that are the constitutionally-assigned responsibilities of provincial and federal governments? Why do so few of us now live rurally? What does this mean for Canada?

Seize the opportunity to join Gregor Robertson in discussion. Tickets will sell out, so don’t wait to purchase yours!

Tickets: ArtSpring – 250.537.2102 and online – and at Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2017 Forum Members; $20 – General Public.

Watch Mayor Robertson talk about housing affordability (October 27, 2016):