September 14th, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Learning Resource Centre, Britannia Community Centre
The Urban Planning Process in Vancouver
We are delighted to announce that Scot Hein, former Senior Urban Designer of the City's much lauded Urban Design Studio is our guest speaker at September's meeting. He will provide an overview of the development process, identify who the players are & their respective roles/contributions. Scot will walk us through the basics of an urban design evaluation & performance review, as well as present the top 10 considerations for a development while sharing the case studies from local neighbourhoods. He has said he will be pleased to answer your questions & have a conversation, including discussing strategic considerations. Please do come!
Scot Hein is the University of British Columbia’s Urban Designer, and an Adjunct Professor of Urban Design in UBC’s Masters of Urban Design Programme. Prior to this work he was the Senior Urban Designer for the City of Vancouver and led the city’s high profile Urban Design Studio for 10 years of his 20 year career. His work included the urban design and implementation of new plans for the city’s West End, Downtown East Side, Cambie Corridor and Mount Pleasant. He was responsible for the urban design and development planning of recent large metro core initiatives including Woodward's, Southeast False Creek/Olympic Village, Mole Hill, Chinatown, the revitalization of Gastown/Victory Square/Hastings Corridor and related public realm projects such as the Granville Mall, Carrall Street Greenway, Pigeon Park, Downtown Historic Trail, CPR ROW and the Silk Road.