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VanPlay Smart City Talks: Community + Vision

September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Imagine Parks and Recreation – What could Vancouver’s parks, public space and recreation opportunities look like in 25 years? How about 100 years?

As the first lecture on our series, we are opening the floor to some of Vancouver’s thinkers on the theme of COMMUNITY + VISION:

Dr Tara Moreau: Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Programs | UBC Botanical Garden
Jessie Mann: Youth leader at Roundhouse Community Centre
Aaron Licker: GIS expert on mapping park access/walkability
Ildiko G. Kovacs: Society for Children and Youth on Parks planning with children
Andrew Pask: Vancouver Public Space Network
Rena Soutar: First Nations relationship building and park board initiatives
Dylan Rawlyk: Stanley Park Ecological Society
Emily Seider: UBC graduate with a project on park spaces as disaster hubs
A reception will follow the talk.

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is developing Vancouver’s Playbook, a new master plan to guide the delivery of vibrant parks and recreation over the next 25 years. As part of this process, The VanPlay Smart City Talks series will bring together some of the world’s leading thinkers on public space and urban issues to engage in a dialogue with Vancouver residents. This series will explore big ideas and interesting insights on the way we connect, play, and explore in cities.

Organized in partnership with Urbanarium and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Sponsored by PWL PARTNERSHIP LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS INC., and the Leslie Van Duzer SALA Legacy Fund established with a generous gift from an anonymous SALA alumnus.


UBC Robson Square Theatre
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, Canada


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