SALA Exhibition Until May 10 Only

Don’t miss SALA Projects _ 2013, available for public viewing until Friday, May 10.  This two-week exhibition features the work by students in the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The location is 211 East Georgia Street (basement level, Georgia and Main), Vancouver, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. daily.  Click here for more information.

Sustainable Region Initiative

Sustainable Region Initiative

The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues and Sustainability Community Breakfasts are outreach components of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI). They involve a series of high-profile debates and discussions intended to help decision makers shape the future of the region by presenting a range of views and stimulating fresh thought on regional issues such as housing, industry, labour and immigration, drugs and crime, regional economy, transportation, energy and agriculture. Please check the web site often to find out about future dialogues in your community.

Sustainable Community Breakfasts: Rental Housing Matters

Creating new rental housing is key to achieving Metro Vancouver’s housing diversity and affordability goals. But developing decent, safe, affordable rental housing close to employment, schools, services and transit is a challenge. Learn about several new rental housing initiatives that help address this challenge. Speakers include: Dena Kae Beno, Affordable Housing Coordinator – City of Richmond; David Brownlee, Special Projects Planner – City of Richmond; Bev Grieve, Manager of Planning – City of New Westminster; Don Littleford, Director, Housing – Metro Vancouver and Manager, Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation; and Wayne Wright, Chair, Housing Committee – Metro Vancouver and Mayor – City of New Westminster. Two presentations are scheduled

Vancouver            Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the British Columbia Institute of Technology Downtown Vancouver Campus,
    555 Seymour Street
  • Click here to register online.

Richmond              Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, 8181 Cambie Road
  • Click here to register online.

The Places Project (Victoria)

Victoria-area architects are invited to take part in the third annual urban space exploration in downtown Victoria, part of the international Jane’s Walk series. The details:

  • The Places Project: Downtown Places and Passages – a Jane’s Walk
    Saturday, May 4, 2013
    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Meet in the atrium courtyard of the Greater Victoria Public Library – Central Branch, 735 Broughton Street

As many know, Jane’s Walks are citizen-led tours that celebrate Canadian urbanist Jane Jacobs. This event will explore a number of downtown plazas and walkways, observing how space is used, how spaces are connected, and what the potential is for innovative and positive changes in our shared spaces downtown. The walk will amble through a variety of contrasting places downtown and conclude at a coffee shop where the conversation can continue for those who are interested. Participants will be joined by local graphic recorder Tanya Gadsby who will capture ideas and places along the way. Local architects who are also invited to collaborate on planning future events for The Places Project. For more information, please visit rethink urban or jane’s walk.