April 26, 2024 — The Spring 2024 webinar will examine “Urban Planning & Public Safety.” In today’s world, public safety continuously reasserts itself as one of the most pressing concerns related to community well-being. Since planners traditionally focus on policies in the public interest, this issue recognizes the evolving landscape where safety, in all its dimensions, underlies much of planning work.


Raymond Kan RPP, MCIP

Raymond is an award-winning professional planner who has worked up and down the west coast for the past 20 years, including the Metro Vancouver Regional District, Metropolitan Transportation Commission in San Francisco, and Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. His passion is evidence-based planning and policy development, with a special focus on equitable transit-oriented communities. Ray has a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois and an undergraduate civil engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.


Bill Brown RPP, MCIP

Bill Brown is the Director of Development Services for the Township of Esquimalt and CIP’s External Representative on the National Steering Committee of the Global Earthquake Model Foundation. He has over 35 years of experience as a planner in Alberta and British Columbia.

Malaika UlmiProgram Manager and Subdivision Head, Geological Survey of Canada’s Pacific Division

Malaika Ulmi is a geoscientist and the program manager of the Geological Survey of Canada’s Natural Hazards and Climate Change Geoscience Program and the subdivision head of the GSC Sidney office.

Tiegan Hobbs PhDResearch Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada

Dr. Tiegan Hobbs is a research scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada as well as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. She is the lead scientist for Canada’s National Seismic Risk Model and is also interested in increasing equity of hazards.