Events around the regionEvents around the region2017-05-25T07:00:00ZGP0|#3b8f3b80-a7ab-4371-9209-a63c0676026a;L0|#03b8f3b80-a7ab-4371-9209-a63c0676026a|Issue 32;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass944B597270B44EADB24947DA3DEB7B02"><p>​<strong>Building Resilience: Older Buildings in the Sustainable City</strong><br><strong> </strong><em>Vandusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver</em></p><p>What role will our older buildings and historic places play in a sustainable city? Mark Thompson Brandt, conservation architect and author, will discuss why it is important to sustainably upgrade our older building stock, and how heritage conservation relates to environmental conservation and to the global and national movement towards the new "low carbon economy."</p><p>Thursday, June 1, 7:30-9pm</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Union of BC Municipalities Province-Wide Community to Community Forum</strong><br> <em>Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive, Vancouver</em></p><p>Join First Nations and local government elected officials and key senior administrative staff for a day of dialogue that will focus on joint ventures, building relations and exploring ways to work together and engage in different types of collaboration.</p><p>Tuesday, June 6, 2017</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Of Growing Interest…Metro Vancouver's Role in the Plant Kingdom</strong><br><strong> </strong><em>British Columbia Institute of Technology, 555 Seymour St, Vancouver</em></p><p>Join Metro Vancouver and UBC Botanical Garden to learn how your personal green space can support biodiversity and contribute to a more livable region, and how Metro Vancouver is working with multiple levels of government to tackle the spread of invasive species.</p><p>Wednesday June 7, 7:30-9am</p><p><a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Municipal Administration Training Institute - Leadership in Local Government Organizations</strong><br> <em>Bowen Island</em></p><p>Hosted by the Local Government Management Association and Capilano University, MATI Leadership is an innovative 5 ½ day residential program specifically designed for people in leadership roles in local government in B.C. The program is a blend of theory and practice, with an emphasis on interaction and participant involvement through role-playing and case studies. </p><p>Sunday, June 18 to Friday, June 23</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">More information</a></p><p><br></p></div>0