Gordon Price is the Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University (www.sfu.ca/city)
In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) in 1999.
He has spoken at numerous conventions and conferences in many countries, wirtes a monthly column for Business in Vancouver on civic issues, and conducts tours and seminars on the development of Vancouver. He also publishes an electronic magazine on urban issues, with a focus on Vancouver, called "Price Tags," (recent issues at www.pricetags.ca) as well as his blog.
In additions to presentatations in the U.S. and Australia, Gordon is a regular lecturer on transporation and land use for the City of Portland, Oregon and Portland State University. He has written several extensive essays on Vancouver and transportation issues (The Deceptive City, Local Politician's Guide to Urban Transportation). In 2003, he received the Plan Canada Award for Article of the Year "Land Use and Transportation: The View from '56" - from the Canadian Institute of Planners.
In 2007 he received The Smarty - an award of recognition by Smart Growth B.C. - in the People category and was made an honorary member of the Planning Institute of B.C. He also sits on the Board of the Sightline Institute and Sustainable Cities International.
In 2012 Gordon won the SFU's 2012 President's Award for Service to the University Through Public Affairs and Media Relations. The award acknowledges his consistent media availability to the media to discuss urban issues ranging from rapid transit, the Olympic Village and the Port Mann Bridge to oil pricing, TransLink, rental housing and homelessness.