UFV forum examines The Future of Our Cities

Free event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Abbotsford campus

UFV forum examines The Future of Our Cities

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) present a forum titled The Future of Our Cities on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

The session begins at 7 p.m. in the student union building on the Abbotsford campus.  Admission is free and the public is invited.

The event features rapid‐fire two-minute presentations by faculty members and students about the challenges and promises of urbanization and the future of cities.

Speakers include the following faculty members and community leaders: Cherie Enns on Land Policy and Planning, John Belec on Helter Shelter: The Future of Home Ownership in the Canadian City, Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich on Marginalized and at Risk Persons in an Urban Environment and Edward Akuffo on the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

Also featured are: Irwin Cohen on Crime Prevention/Reduction and Safe Cities, Amy Prevost on Public Health and Urbanization, Steven Schroeder on Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities, Hamish Telford on Governance Challenges for Canadian Cities, and Lionel Pandolfo on Climate Change and Cities.

Student presenters will be Jessica Jahn on Access to Justice and Peace Building in our Cities, Sarah Ferencz on Safe Cities for Women, and Ashley Heaps on Safe Cities for Children.

The event will be moderated by Yvon Dandurand, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice.

Prior to the forum, starting at 6 p.m., an update will be provided from UFV’s Queen Elizabeth Scholars on research related to urban food security and sustainability in East Africa.