Planning experts to speak in Abbotsford Wednesday

Jeffrey Tumlin and Brent Toderian to share insights on building a vibrant, walkable and livable community as part of Abbotsforward project

The Abbotsforward project is in the midst of a six-week public engagement campaign looking for input and ideas for Abbotsford’s future.

The Abbotsforward project is in the midst of a six-week public engagement campaign looking for input and ideas for Abbotsford’s future.

Planning experts Jeffrey Tumlin and Brent Toderian will be in Abbotsford on Feb. 25 for an evening talk at The Reach about building a better city.

The event promises to provide insights into planning and city building, including how to build a vibrant, walkable and livable community. Doors to the event open at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include talks from each guest followed by questions from the audience.

“Abbotsforward is already shaping up as a once-in-a-generation conversation about new visions and ideas for the city at 200,000 people, and we’ve just gotten started. But every big, better idea comes with tough choices and important gut-check moments. Smart, successful cities are embracing those moments, are doing better math on smarter city-making, and are rethinking business-as-usual,” said Toderian.

Space for the event is limited, but reservations are not required.

The Abbotsforward project is in the midst of a six-week public engagement campaign looking for input and ideas for Abbotsford’s future. Residents are asked to share their vision and ideas through a number of ways, including taking an online survey, visiting a road show event, hosting a citizen circle with family or friends, and going on a neighbourhood walk with the Abbotsforward team.

Details about upcoming Abbotsforward events and opportunities can be found at www.abbotsforward.ca, and regular updates are also on Twitter (@Abbotsforward) and Facebook (CityOfAbbotsford).