If there's anything that 2020 has taught us, it’s governments that have invested in technology have been able to better withstand public health orders compared to those that rely on paper-based and in-person processes.
In the planning and development industry, this has meant delays in permit approvals - impacting building timelines and delaying projects which are critical to economic recovery. With new funding from the BC government to support a modernization of permit approval processes - there’s a unique opportunity to make improvements while local government budgets remain tight.
Join us and our panel for a discussion on the future of permit approvals and learn from the people behind one of the top government permitting programs in North America - Orange County, California - and how their learnings can be applied in BC.
Key topics we will dive into:
•Overview of impacts in the permit approvals process in 2020
•What technology evolution could mean for the BC economy
•How Orange County Public Works Department maintained a 10-day average turnaround over the past year