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Events guide: Smart growth in downtown St. John’s

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ST. JOHN’S – This should be a great opportunity for the community to gather, and discuss issues surrounding development in St. John’s. The expert panel should give everyone a useful insight into ways we can ensure St. John’s grows into the vibrant city we all want it to.

This event is being organized by the good people at, who also organized a public forum on smart growth and urban sprawl last April. They have an online forum on their website to promote discussion regarding growth, and development in St. John’s as well (just in case you can’t make the meeting).

Also, be sure to contact your members of council to let them know how you feel about development in St. John’s. Hope to see you all at the forum on Monday. If you can’t make it, fear not. I, Andrew Harvey, will be reporting back here, on Spacing Atlantic about all the goings-on.

Guest Speaker: Elena Patarini, Architect
Panel: Bill Mahoney, Strat Canning, and Dave Hopley
Moderated by Keith Storey

The panelists
will discuss urban planning; the economic incentive to follow a municipal plan; and the current and past environment for a business owner in downtown St. John’s. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

There is no charge for the event, and all are welcome! (Note: space is limited!)

WHAT: Smart Growth in Downtown St. John’s: A public discussion about planning and development
: Monday, February 8th, 2010, 7-9pm (Tomorrow!).
WHERE: Foran/Green Room, St. John’s City Hall
COST: Free
WEBSITE: Happy City

photo by Tim Heath, member of the Spacing Atlantic flickr pool