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Hugh McLean

Heritage Planner


City of Vancouver


Hugh McLean has an extensive municipal background, integrating heritage conservation, urban design and project management. He established Surrey's Heritage Register (1997) and Heritage Management Plan (2000), and since 2001 in the City of Vancouver's heritage group, as a registered planner, his work includes evaluating resources, determining best strategies for conservation including negotiating incentives and protection through designation, legal agreements and covenants, and administering the Heritage Incentive Program.  Policy work includes the Historical-Cultural Review of Powell Street (Paueru Gai), an updated Heritage Register evaluation system and city-wide upgrade, the Heritage Awards and plaque program.  He serves on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation's Granting Committee, is a Board member of BCAHP and is a Collaborator to the University of Victoria's "Landscapes of Injustice".