Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: March 19, 2012 from 6:45pm to 9pm
Location: St Patrick's Church, corner of 13th Ave and Main Street
Street: 2881 Main Street
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Event Neighbourhood and Type: main, street, neighbourhood, workshop, planning, food, drink, sustainable, housing, affordable
Organized By: Residents Association of Mount Pleasant and Village Vancouver
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2012
Mount Pleasant is "building out," with over 6,000 new homes recently completed or currently in construction within the neighbourhood. According to the latest census, it is the fastest growing neighbourhood in Vancouver.
Many of these new homes are in condominium towers priced at $400 to $600 per square foot, or 9 to 14 times the median annual salary of local residents. Is this simply the price of higher density living, or is there a better way to build new homes that are affordable, sustainable, and neighbourly?
Find out at this neighbourhood forum with a panel of sustainable housing and urban design experts from UBC and SFU. Have your say and find out how you can get involved--with minimal time commitment and through fun activities--in helping to plan your neighbourhood for decades to come.
SFU Professor Lewis Villegas will present the New Urbanism planning paradigm in a multi-media presentation entitled "The Density Fallacy".
Professor Patrick Condon of UBC SALA will speak to the issue of exploring options to towers that are more resilient, affordable, and compatible with existing neighbourhood character.
Speakers from the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant will examine the Rize rezoning currently before City Council.
Come join the discussion and share free coffee, tea, juice, healthy snacks, and desert. Come early to watch several videos of your community at work creating a better neighbourhood to live and eat affordably, raise a family, find recreation, enjoy local art, and get by without a car.
All ages welcome.
Monday March 19th, from 6:45 - 9pm
2881Main at 13th (St. Patrick's Church)