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ULI BC Walking Tour – South False Creek: Reimagining the Possibilities

October 8, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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711 Millyard
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The south shore of False Creek went from heavy industry (late 1800s to 1960s) to residential in the 1970s – thanks to the vision of UBC geographer and city councillor Walter Hardwick.  The City secured the land, provided the vision, did the planning and created a community that at the time was the antithesis of the West End and the epitome of the ‘Pattern Language’ planning ideas of the day.

The neighbourhood is located on land leased from the City, with a diversity of a tenures.  The City catalyzed development with investments in non-market housing and innovative planning that embraces diversity of design, human-scale proportions and open public spaces – one of the earliest conscious attempts to create a more “livable” environment for Vancouverites.

As lease periods come close the ending, a renewed community process is underway to rethink the possibilities of South False Creek.  Join Gordon Price and Nathan Edelson to learn about their role in the history and planning of the area, and discuss how to replace aging housing while maintaining the character of the neighbourhood.

Tour Leaders:
Gordon Price
, Director City Program Simon Fraser University
Nathan Edelson, Adjunct Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia

For background on South False Creek and visions for a second life, read the Tyee series:


2:00pm Registration & Overview (711 Millyard, Vancouver)
2:30pm Walking Tour
4:00pm Informal Discussion/Tour Conclusion
4:15pm Refreshments/Social (Spruce Harbour Marina, 1015 Ironwork Passage, Vancouver)

Members: $25
Non-members: $35

*All fees are in US dollars. Please ensure to dress accordingly for this walking tour and weather.  Onsite registration will be permitted, however there will be a $10 USD increase to fees.

**711 Millyard is located near the Olympic Village Station.  Pay parking is also available to the east of the bus loop along Moberly Road. Spruce Harbour Marina is approximately a 12-15 walk back to parking or transit.

Thank you to the Greater Vancouver Floating Home Cooperative for their support of this event by providing refreshments and canapés during the social!

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