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Living Streets Lab

September 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Living Streets Lab: Dutch Innovation in Shared Space and Streetscape Design

Are you curious about state-of-the-art streetscape design principals that put people first? Would you like to think like a Dutch designer to improve spaces for pedestrians and bicyclists? Are you a fan of shared space but want to know more about how to apply these ideas in your city?

LIVING STREETS LAB: Dutch Inspiration for Shared Space Steetscape Design is a one-day interactive master class presented by Mobycon. Join us in Vancouver to learn more about cutting edge road design strategies from Dutch streetscape design experts. This one-day LIVING STREETS LAB will unlock Dutch innovations in Shared Space through case studies, video footage and the latest design principles from the Netherlands. See how shared spaces put people first. This fast-paced hands-on LIVING STREETS LAB will give participants the opportunity to apply these concepts in the North American context in small group settings.

Date: Friday, September 16, 9am-4:30pm (registation starts 8:30am)

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
#100-1445 W Georgia St
Unceded Coast Salish Territories – Vancouver, BC

Early Bird – August 19: $395, Regular – September 12: $500. Training fees include lunch, two coffee breaks and a training kit. To register or inquire about a bursary or a volume discount, please contact Justin Goulding j.goulding [at]

What key themes will the workshop cover?

Infrastructure: Road treatments like speed bumps, signs and traffic lights are not actually making roads safer. In the nineties, Dutch streetscape designers demonstrated how a reduction in traffic control devices not only improved social interaction but also road safety and quality of life in urban areas.
Design Process: Public engagement is instrumental in generating local buy-in and understanding of Shared Space.
Common challenges: Strong design is vital when addressing common Shared Space challenges. Key considerations such as traffic flow, traffic volumes, the needs of the visually impaired or traffic safety at intersections require careful attention.

What is the training approach?

Led by Dutch living streets expert Dick van Veen of Mobycon, this interactive LAB will help participants to re-think streets for people. Throughout the workshop, the training team will share time-tested methods from the Netherlands to inspire North
American cities to re-think Shared Space and the unique considerations for local application. This interactive workshop will include:

Presentations and lectures
Videos and photos of world class Shared Space designs
Interactive small group assignments
Design charette with small group coaching
Plenary discussions and interactive Q&A
For more information, please contact Justin Goulding at j.goulding [at]


September 16, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Dudoc Vancouver
100-1445 W Georgia St
Vancouver, Canada


Dudoc Vancouver
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