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Granville Island and Delamont – Public Space - Vancouver

Jane's Walk

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Tour Description

Tour Hosts: Don Alexander, Kristine Krumrey and Gloria Venczel

This workshop will compare and contrast the treatment of public space and the sense of place in three contiguous areas: Granville Island/ South False Creek, South Granville Rise and the Delamont portion of eastern Kitsilano. We will be using a "sense of place" checklist to decode the successful elements of public space. These skills for urban design analysis through the checklist are transferrable.

Each area represents a different time period.

Delamont is part of a "streetcar suburb" oriented around the tram line that ran along 4th Ave., today home to heritage houses, four-storey walk-ups, and important environmental organizations like the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation and City Farmer.

Granville Island/ South False Creek emerged from a visionary period in the early 70s when there was an emphasis on diverse housing tenures and a reduced role for the automobile.

The high rise condos of South Granville Rise are somewhat more car-oriented, but provide pedestrian cut-throughs and easy access to transit.

Each of these areas represents very different ways of thinking about urban space and possess very different senses of place.

Tour Host Bios

Don Alexander is a professor of geography at Vancouver Island University, Kristine Krumrey is the communications director of the New City Institute and Gloria Venczel is a City of North Vancouver urban designer/development planner.

Special Instructions

Please bring a pen or a pencil and something to write on. We will be using a "sense of place" checklist to decode the elements of successful public spaces and their design.

Please wear appropriate footware.

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

More Information and Other Walks

Please visit the Think City website.

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When & Where

Registrants will be notified of starting location by email.

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Jane's Walk

Jane's Walk is held simultaneously in cities across Canada and other countries around the world. Inspired by Jane Jacob's and her belief that in order to know your city "you have to get out and walk," Jane's Walk is a simple idea. It is free, it connects people and builds communities by promoting urban literacy and citizen engagement.

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