Urban Land Institute

Urban Design 101 Lunch 'n Learn
October 3, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
600 Cathedral Place - 925 West Georgia Street
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The Urban Design 101 Lunch ‘n Learn will be instructed by Gloria Venczel, BES, B.Arch, MRAIC,RPP, MCIP, Urban Designer/ Principal of Cityscape Design Inc.

Tim Grant, Vice President, PCI Developments along with Ryan Bragg, Architect, Principal, Perkins and Will will be guest speakers giving a developer’s perspective on the role of urban design in their highly successful Marine Gateway project in Vancouver. Marine Gateway was a finalist in the ULI Global Awards of Excellence.

Pedestrian oriented urban design employed in contemporary buildings in Metro Vancouver have arguably transformed the region into one of the most livable and walkable cities globally, garnering ratings in the Top 5 of World Cities consistently.  But what does urban design mean to development projects in terms of municipal approvals, community “buy-in” and reputation? What are the key urban design principles that take projects from good to great, addressing  municipal planning concerns and enhance a neighbourhood’s “sense of place”?

This Lunch ‘n Learn will give an introduction to the basics of urban design that can assist both planners and development professionals in their dialogue around neighbourhood vibrancy , as well give insight to marketing, real estate and other non-design consultants.

For more information and to register online, please go to http://britishcolumbia.uli.org/event/urban-design-101/