September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016
At the 5th annual ReEnvision Housing Symposium, the Capital Region Board will assemble a broad range of experts and practitioners to share knowledge and best practices with participants during this event. The Complete Communities Symposium will showcase local and regional successes and provide a forum for exploring how municipalities and the private sector can work together to ensure a diverse housing stock to meet the long-term needs of our communities.
Ryan Berlin is the research leader in housing market and economic analysis at strategic research organization Urban Futures Inc. and is a full member of the Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia. He has authored and contributed to numerous publications and reports on a variety of subjects including the sustainability of health care in Canada, the challenges and opportunities associated with our aging population, and regional, provincial, and national trends in housing and affordability.
Berlin has spoken to audiences ranging from real estate boards, development organizations, and home builder associations to municipalities and regional governments, community development organizations, and private sector businesses. Recent audiences have included the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, the City of Richmond, the Alberta Safety Codes Council, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
We all do things that undermine our opportunity for success, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. When speaking to high school students, Doug realized they had all been told time and again how to be successful. The challenge for them, like so many of us, is to realize the consequences of some of their choices, and how they undermine their success. Communities are no different. Many want success, make plans for it, and work hard to be successful, but daily they make decisions or display attitudes that work counter to their long range goals. If we simply stop doing what encourages failure, and ensure our attitude is aligned with our goals, our communities can and will prosper well into the next generation. The first step in producing a healthy community is to realize that success depends on community members possessing a deep and real willingness to change, and a desire to fight for success. If a community doesn’t truly desire it, nothing will change.
Jodie is a professional urban planner with over 20 years of experience in planning and land development projects. He holds a degree from the University of Alberta in Geography and Economics and a Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from NAIT. His previous roles as a Senior Planner with Strathcona County and Managing Leader of Stantec Edmonton’s Planning and Landscape Architecture Practice have furnished him with insight and appreciation of different aspects of development.
In his current role as Vice President of Development with Beaverbrook, Jodie is responsible for all aspects of the entitlement and development process for Beaverbrook’s 12 land projects as well as the day to day management of Beaverbrook. Drawing on his experience in urban planning and a wide range of land development projects, Jodie has developed a thorough understanding of development in the Capital Region.
An active member of his profession, Jodie served as an elected member of Edmonton’s Urban Development Institute from 2005–2007 and continues to be involved in several industry initiatives, including affordable housing and regionalization as well as sitting as the Chair of UDI Edmonton’s Planning Committee. He is also committed giving back to the community and is proud to dedicate his time to the Stollery Children’s Hospital’s “Tee Up For Tots” Committee and the University of Alberta’s Planning Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee.
As a husband and father of two children, Jodie sees community as an organic place that grows and changes with time, while providing its residents with a sense of place, security, safety, and belonging. Although a community often defies any single definition, a good one can be described as a place that fulfills the needs of the people living within it.
by Ryan Berlin09:45
by Doug Griffiths13:15
Build on opportunities for networking with members from the housing industry and Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
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