New Horizons

As a region of 2 million people, Greater Perth will continue to grow and this has impacts on transport and congestion.

International guest speaker Gordon Price, Former Director, The City Program, Simon Fraser University, and City Councillor, Canada will present his latest work on mobility trends from Vancouver and release Motordom 4.0. A discussion will follow about what Perth can learn.

Motordom 4.0 is the era we are entering: transportation impacted by information technologies. And now, unexpectedly, the response to the pandemic. Since transport and land-use are so intimately connected, one affecting the other, our urban spaces will be designed by, for and in reaction to changes we are just beginning to understand. It’s time for some speculation, imagination and humility.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Gordon Price

Former Director, The City Program, Simon Fraser University, and City Councillor, Canada

Gordon Price is a Fellow with the SFU Centre for Dialogue. Until 2016, he was Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University. (

In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) in 1999.

He has spoken at numerous conventions and conferences in many countries, and conducts tours and seminars on the development of Vancouver. He also blogs on urban issues, with a focus on Vancouver, at “Price Tags” (

Gordon is a regular lecturer on transportation and land use for the City of Portland, Oregon and Portland State University. He also sits on the board of the Sightline Institute, based in Seattle.

He has written several extensive essays on Vancouver and transportation issues (The Deceptive City, Local Politician’s Guide to Urban Transportation).

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.