SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR PEOPLE AND POPULATIONS? - February 15th, 2007
Speaker: David Baxter, Executive Director of the Urban Futures Institute
Topic: Sustainability: What Does It Mean for People and Populations?
When: Thursday, February 15, 2007. Registration: 6:30pm. David will begin speaking at 7:15pm.
Where: Location TBA, depending on our RSVP numbers, but to be confirmed a minimum one week prior to the event!
Cost: Admission to our speaker series costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members. (Membership details are available on our web site: www.yepcanada.ca/vancouver.htm). Additional Info: Space IS limited so please email your RSVP to [email protected]
Connecting Environmental Professionals is pleased to welcome the Executive Director of the Urban Futures Institute: Mr. David Baxter, to our next CEP Networking & Speaker Series Event! RSVP today, as spaces (as always) are limited, and the event is only two weeks away!
In addition to providing us with reflections on his career path to date, Mr. Baxter will be speaking about demographic shifts and economic trends in our Country, and how they could affect our efforts to live more sustainably. He will speak about transformations affecting population, community, and land use in Canada, as well as the resulting implications for business and society. Changing consumer markets, the shifting nature of work, and the current state of health care, will also be brought into the discussion! With one of the most quoted business experts in the Country addressing key sustainability issues, this promises to be a very engaging and provocative event!
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY - DAVID BAXTER
As a leading economist and Executive Director of Vancouver's Urban Futures Institute, David Baxter is a recognized authority on the impact of demographics on the North American and international consumer landscape. His ability to analyse demographic shifts and economic trends is unparalleled, and he presents his findings with energy and creativity. Most importantly, he cuts through the hype and explains what it all means for your particular organization and industry.
The Urban Futures Institute studies and analyses transformations affecting opulation, community, and land use in Canada. At the Institute, David's main focus is on population and economic change and the resulting implications for business and society. His writing and presentations address such timely issues as understanding changing consumer markets, the shifting nature of work, and the current state of health care. He is the author of many reports, articles and books addressing regional economics, consumer behaviour and market trends, health care, employment trends, and the operation of real estate markets.
David delights in challenging the status quo as he identifies how changing demographics have a real impact on business, the markets and the present and future economic climate. His energetic style makes for a lively and educational presentation.