Events—Shaping Vancouver 2016: Our Neighbourhoods, Conversation 1, April 13th

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What’s a Neighbourhood?
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward’s 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)
Wednesday, April 13 7pm – 9pm
Admission: Free but donations appreciated. Registration recommended.

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Many things make up a desirable neighbourhood such as how well it accommodates day-to-day life, the existence of visually and spacially interesting architectural and physical features, how social, community activities and human interaction are encouraged, pedestrian oriented retail and commercial areas, distinguishable area character, green spaces, and accommodation for multiple modes of transportation.

A panel will explore what features could be considered necessary to have living in vibrant neighbourhoods and communities as well as discuss what we should keep in mind as we manage change to Vancouver’s neighbourhoods.

In addition Don Luxton, lead consultant on the Heritage Action Plan, will present an update on one of the most anticipated pieces of the Heritage Action Plan, the Character Home Component, which will be going before Vancouver City Council in the Spring.

A general discussion with the audience will follow the presentation and conversation.


  • Michael Kluckner – Author, artist, City of Vancouver Heritage Commission Member, President of Vancouver Historical Society
  • Neal LaMontagne – Vice-chair Vancouver City Planning Commission and Vancouver Urban Design Panel
  • Donald Luxton – Principal of Donald Luxton & Associates Inc. and principal consultant for the City of Vancouver Heritage Action Plan
  • Amy Robinson – Founder and co-executive director of LOCO BC


  • Marianne Amodio – Principal at Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio and recipient of the 2015 Arthur Erickson Memorial Award for Emerging Architect