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The Best High Street Design-Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology

May 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, MetroVan Network and the City of North Vancouver would like to invite you to a public dialogue with leading Canadian urban designers on Best High Street Designs. The public spaces that small businesses often provide is where neighbours create community vibrancy + connections; it is one of the most effective competitive strategies for success in a global market. Public space design excellence sets the stage for unique city experiences, aka, “sense of place”, embracing local shops and services. It is also essential for building social resiliency + civil society in the time of climate change. Future proofing for changing technologies in the small business environment , which includes e-retail, autonomous vehicles + deliveries, plus an overheated property market, it requires streetscape design savvy to create “outdoor public living rooms” that are loved + always busy as well as progressive tax policies. Find out what urban design ingredients make for the animated streetscapes that demonstrate city living at its best! Join Built City Speaker Series Thought Leader + Moderator Gloria Venczel, MRAIC, MCIP, Urban Designer, Greg Holmes, Lower Lonsdale BIA Executive Director, Vance Leschuk, Senior Consultant, AEC Property Tax, Scot Hein, Registered Architect (US), Adjunct Professor, Master of Urban Design, UBC, Tanya Paz, Sustainable Transportation Consultant and Derek Lee, BCSLA, Principal/Urban Designer, PWL Partnership.


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