It’s time to update Colwood’s Zoning Bylaw to align with the new Official Community Plan.

On November 8, 2018 at 7pm, don't miss this conversation with Dr. Dave Witty, Senior Fellow, Urban Design at Vancouver Island University about the need for a designed approach to land use planning. (Read more about Dr. Witty below.)

How can recent lessons from European cities inform our approach for Colwood?

Program for the evening:

7:00  •  Refreshments
7:05  •  Making Waves in Colwood
7:10  •  Dr. Dave Witty: A Designed Approach
7:55  •  Questions and Hot Topics 

A World Town Planning Day event

World Town Planning Day is a way for Cities around the world to highlight the importance of urban planning. The Colwood community came together in a big way throughout the Making Waves process that resulted in the new Official Community Plan. This event recognizes the importance of keeping community members involved in the next step — reviewing the Land Use Bylaw — and beyond.

About Dr. Dave Witty

David Witty PhD, MRAIC, FCIP, RPP

David Witty has combined public and private practice and teaching for much of his career. Prior to his recent retirement, Dave was Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Vancouver Island University. His is engaged with VIU currently as a Senior Fellow Urban Design in the Master of Community Planning program. He was Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba (2001-2009) and, prior to that appointment, a Director and Partner in Urban Systems Ltd. Before moving to BC, he was a Senior Partner in Hilderman Witty and Associates, an award-winning planning and landscape architecture practice based in Winnipeg and Saskatoon.

Dave was a Founding Director, Smart Growth BC. He is a former President of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and was founding Chair of the Canadian Healthy Communities Project. He was elected a Fellow of CIP in 1998 for “his outstanding contribution to planning in Canada.” Between 2002 and 2014, he sat on the National Capital Commission’s Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Real Estate. In 2016, he received the Canadian Institute of Planners President’s Award “in recognition of an outstanding lifetime contribution to professional planning in Canada.” He is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an Honorary Member of the Council on Canadian Urbanism.


Nov 08, 2018 - 07:00PM


Colwood City Hall
3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC
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