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David Witty

Provost, Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo Canada

David Witty PhD, MRAIC, FCIP, RPP

David Witty, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Vancouver Island University has combined public and private practice and teaching for much of his career. Prior to his current position, Dave was Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba (2001-2009) and, prior to that appointment, a Director and Partner in Urban Systems Ltd. a large multi-disciplinary consulting firm in BC and Alberta. Before moving to BC, he was a Senior Partner in Hilderman Witty and Associates, an award winning planning and landscape architecture practice based in Winnipeg and Saskatoon.

Dave was a Founding Director, Smart Growth BC. He is a former President of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and was founding Chair of the Canadian Healthy Communities Project. He was elected a Fellow of CIP in 1998 for “his outstanding contribution to planning in Canada.” He is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an Honorary Member of the Council on Canadian Urbanism.

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Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

Dave Witty is VIU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) affiliated with numerous national planning and architecture institutes. In his presentation, titled "Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change," Dave walks us along a possible path for positive change right here in Nanaimo. 
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Nanaimo @ Nanaimo Entertainment Centre
Jan 30, 2016