Growing Surrey: An Update on Land Use & Employment Planning
February 16, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Join us for this look at what is happening in Surrey as Patrick Klassen, the Community Planning Manager, shares emerging plans for sky train, downtown and a more general look at how Surrey is supporting growth.
Patrick is the Community Planning Manager at the City of Surrey. He is an experienced planning professional with a focus on building vibrant, resilient, and inclusive communities.
Patrick leads a team of planners that envision the future of Surrey. This leadership role affords an intimate knowledge into one of Canada’s fastest growing Cities. And the region’s next metropolitan core. Success in this context requires a contemporary understanding of the many challenges facing municipalities and the planning profession today.
Beyond land use planning, Patrick has a lens for policy. In his prior role at the City Patrick led the development of the City’s award-winning Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Plan. The Plan is nationally recognized for excellence in policy planning and community engagement.
Before joining the City, Patrick’s interdisciplinary experiences have included work in the fields of social, indigenous and transportation planning. His work draws from local, regional, and international experience. Patrick is a proud alumnus of both Dalhousie and Simon Fraser University.
Registration closes February 15th at 4:00 p.m.
REIBC acknowledges the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia