VanPlay Smart City Talks: RESILIENCE + WELLBEING

Nov 15 2017 - 6:30pm
Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC

Imagine Parks and Recreation – What could Vancouver’s parks, public space and recreation opportunities look like in 25 years? How about 100 years?

In the fifth and final lecture of this series, we are bringing five renowned speakers together in a panel format to explore the ways our parks and public space system create resilience and wellbeing in our communities. Panelists will present their topics, followed by a moderated discussion with the audience. This event will end with a hosted reception in the lobby of UBC Robson Square. 

Presentations + Discussion: 6:30pm - 8:15pm 

Reception (Sponsored by PFS Studio): 8:15pm - 9:00pm 

Moderator: Frances Bula, Journalist 


John Atkin, Historian 

Pamela Hart, Communications 

Charles Montgomery, Author "Happy City" 

Dr. Lawrence Frank, UBC Professor/President Urban Deisgn 4 Health 

Bill Pechet, Director, Pechet Studio

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The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is developing Vancouver’s Playbook, a new master plan to guide the delivery of vibrant parks and recreation over the next 25 years.  As part of this process, The VanPlay Smart City Talks series will bring together some of the world’s leading thinkers on public space and urban issues to engage in a dialogue with Vancouver residents.  This series will explore big ideas and interesting insights on the way we connect, play, and explore in cities. 

Organized in partnership with Urbanarium and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Sponsored by PWL PARTNERSHIP LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS INC., and the Leslie Van Duzer SALA Legacy Fund established with a generous gift from an anonymous SALA alumnus.