Special Edition – Vancouver’s Downtown Waterfront: Imagining a place for people



This September 12-18 is Placemaking Week in Vancouver, with a number of conferences and events happening involving placemaking designers and specialists from all over the world.

SFU City Conversations joins them with a tour and conversation to envision a new downtown waterfront.

You can attend both events, or either one. 

Join us for a waterfront tour beginning at Jack Poole Plaza (the Olympic torch) at 10 am.  You’ll see what has been done right, and learn how it could have gone wrong. We’ll finish the tour at 11:30 a.m at Waterfront Station, learning its history and opportunities.

Our tour leaders will be Tom Phipps and Michael Alexander, Members of the Downtown Waterfront Working Group, Steve Brown, Transportation Engineer, City of Vancouver and Graham McGarva, Architect.

Then at 12:30 pm join us for our SFU City Conversation at SFU Vancouver (directly across from Waterfront Station).

To start the conversation, we have Rico Quirindongo, Seattle architect and planner; Darren Davis, Senior Transportation Planner for Auckland, New Zealand; and Urban Planner and author Lance Berelowitz.



Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Meet at the Olympic Torch at Jack Poole Plaza (dress for the weather)


Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Room 1700, SFU Vancouver, 515 W. Hastings note room change; look for direction signs in lobby)