Shaping Vancouver 2019: What’s the Use of Heritage?
“What’s the Use of Heritage?” discusses how heritage fits in to planning Vancouver’s near future, what some of its uses are, and how it contributes to the city in more ways than aesthetics and historic commemoration.
Conversation #1: Reshaping Local Places
Under many different names, including “revitalization”and “regeneration”, heritage is and can be used to craft a positive place image, develop local economic sectors, create a neighbourhood centre for culture, and improve upon the animation of local areas.
This process is especially relevant and timely in the False Creek Flats, Chinatown, and Punjabi Market areas of Vancouver.
Four panelists share their insights about their local places:
- Ajay Puri– Engagement consultant, City of Vancouver Report on Punjabi Market
- Alisha Masongsong– Project Manager, Exchange Inner City
- Belle Cheung– Social and Cultural Planner, City of Vancouver Chinatown Transformation Team
- Elia Kirby– President of the Arts Factory Society at 281 Industrial Avenue
Wednesday, May 21
7 – 9 pm
SFU Woodwards,149 West Hastings Street, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre