Saanich Talks: A livable urban future

Date & Time: January 19, 2017 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Category: Saanich Community Events (See all events in this category)

Join us for coffee and dessert as we explore ideas to develop a sustainable community.

  • Thomas Mueller: President, Canada Green Building Council
  • Michael von Hausen: President, MVH Urban Planning & Design
  • Tim Payne: Principal, Nelson/Nygaard


Thomas Mueller is the founding director, and President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council since 2005. He leads the Council's national green building strategy, programs and standards, including LEED.  He will be speaking about the role of green buildings in transitioning to more sustainable communities, and bring real examples from other communities.
Michael von Hausen is one of Canada's leaders in urban design and planning and will finish the evening with a presentation about the key components for designing  a healthy community with an emphasis on urban centres. He will describe eight necessary components for next generation urban design. 
Tim Payne is a Principal at Nelson/Nygaard, a firm committed to developing transportation systems that promote vibrant, sustainable and accessible communities. He will give a whirlwind tour of the sustainable future city and transportation; it's all about spaces, human beings and measuring what matters.

Uptown Shopping Centre; 3rd floor above Best Buy (elevator access)

Questions? Contact Planning: 250-475-5471 or