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City Conversations | NorthEast False Creek Park Design

February 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver, in partnership with SFU City Conversations, invite you to a presentation by the park designers, James Corner Field Operations.

This is your chance to help imagine a new, vibrant public space in the heart of Northeast False Creek.


James Corner, James Corner Field Operations

James Corner is the Founding Partner and CEO of James Corner Field Operations. James has devoted the past 30 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, through his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects at Field Operations, as well as through teaching, public speaking and writing.

Tatiana Choulika, James Corner Field Operations

With over 25 years of professional international experience with planning and design, Tatiana oversees some of the firm’s most complex urban projects. She is currently managing the planning and design of Seattle’s Central Waterfront project, a complex, multi-phase, inter-disciplinary project that will transform Seattle’s downtown waterfront; the design and implementation of Freshkills Park in Staten Island; and the design of the public realm for Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus.

Margot Long, PWL Partnership

Margot is one of the senior principals at PWL Partnership with over thirty five years of experience in private practice, specializing in community and public realm projects throughout British Columbia, North America, and Asia. Margot has worked in the NEFC precinct for over 25 years on projects with the City of Vancouver and the development community and is very familiar with the issues, concerns, and desires for this area.

Dave Hutch, Vancouver Park Board

Dave is the Manager of Planning and Research for the Vancouver Park Board with over 25 years experience in parks, recreation and ecosystem planning and design. Dave and his team are responsible for city-wide park and recreation long range planning, major projects design and policy development, urban forestry, biodiversity and environmental stewardship. Working with the NEFC project office, Dave oversees the design and integration of the parks and open spaces of NEFC “post-Viaducts”, understanding this is the Park Board’s most significant urban park project in a generation.

Catarina Gomes, Vancouver Park Board

Catarina is a senior planner in Planning and Research at the Vancouver Park Board, and Lead Park Planner for the Northeast False Creek project. She has over 15 years of experience in urban design and public space design, having managed a number of large scale neighbourhood, campus and park planning projects as a consultant in Toronto and Vancouver. Catarina joined Dave’s team three years ago and was instrumental in successfully attracting the highly skilled and talented team of James Corner Field Operations and PWL Partnership to take on this challenge.


Creekside Community Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC Canada


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