The Power Planner

Vancouver, British Columbia's planning director, Brent Toderian, has been named on of the 50 most powerful people in the city by Vancouver Magazine.

"Our city is one of the most staunchly planned urban cores in North America, and Toderian (at the helm since 2006) inherited his position from Larry Beasley, who went on to become an international guru of 'livable' city design. (See page 43.) In fact, the planner's portfolio now includes the work done by both Beasley and Ann McAfee (Beasley's co-director), who handled community planning and citywide policy. No small shoes, in other words."

"What's indisputable is that the monotone glass-and-concrete towers that monopolize the downtown core have become speckled, these past couple of years, with occasional shots of colour."

Full Story: The Vanmag Power List 2008

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