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EVENT: Shaping Vancouver 2016: What do I want from my street? Change is coming to Cambie, Main, Fraser, June 15th


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Shaping Vancouver 2016: What do I want from my street? Change is coming to Cambie, Main, Fraser
WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 2016;
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
ADMISSION:  free; donations are much appreciated as we are volunteer based

Increasingly, we see the character and street level retail disrupted by the creation of high-density mixed-use areas close to public transport. Although this kind of development increases the housing supply, questions around diversity, density distribution, community assets, and neighbourhood quality remain. It is a model that appears to preserve low-density single-family neighbourhoods by introducing Metrotown like developments.

The panel will explore what factors make a street work, including how accessible it is for various modes of transportation, how it allows for a variety of activities, how pedestrian oriented it is, whether it provides comfortable gathering spaces, and how it contributes to a distinct image of its neighbourhoods as a means to assess the impact of the TOD development being proposed for Vancouver. A general discussion with the audience follows at the end.


  • Gordon Price – Director of the City Program at SFU
  • Danielle Peacock – Implementation Committee Member for the Mount Pleasant Community Plan
  • Claudia Laroye – Executive Director of Marpole BIA
  • Mike Klassen – Principal at TCG Public Affairs and extremely involved community member of Vancouver Mountain View


  • Javier Campos – Principal at Campos Studio and President of Heritage Vancouver Society

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