On the Waterfront: Vancouver's Future Shoreline

2018, Series City Conversations, Cities

Is it time to plan all of Vancouver’s waterfront?

Our city is defined by mountains and water, but our shorelines—inlet, bay, river, creek—are the sites of intense competition. Recreation, industry, environment, tourism, public space, infrastructure, commercial businesses, and housing all want more waterfront.

After five years of networking with 200 stakeholder groups, the Georgia Strait Alliance recently published State of the Waterfront, a report calling for a comprehensive waterfront plan like those of New York and other waterfront cities. The report first focuses on five key themes chosen by the stakeholders—working, living, access to nature, ecosystems, and transportation—and looks at all land within 400 metres (about a five-minute walk) of the water’s edge.

Join us at Lot 19, a public park just steps away from the Burrard inlet, for an open-air conversation about the future of Vancouver’s waterfront. Framing the conversation are Christianne Wilhelmson, executive director of the Georgia Strait Alliance; Duncan Wlodarczak, vice-chair of the Urban Land Institute; and Andrew Pask, founder of the Vancouver Public Space Network. Then it’s your turn to express your opinions, make observations and ask questions. As always, feel free to bring your lunch.

Our special thanks to the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association for its generous support of this event.

This SFU City Conversation is a presentation of SFU Public Square, sponsored by SFU VancouverSFU's City Program and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

Thu, 23 Aug 2018

12:30 p.m. (PT)

Lot 19
855 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded, traditional, ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.


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