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The Future of Old Vancouver:
Gastown, Chinatown, Strathcona, Hastings, Victory Square & Japantown

Thursday, March 19, 2009 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut St.
Admission: $5:00; Heritage Vancouver Members free
No advance registration is required.
Registration at 7:00pm, Conversation at 7:15pm

Marine BuildingHeritage Vancouver welcomes guest speakers Ray Spaxman, Aprodicio Laquian and Jan Sircus to an evening where we imagine a new future for Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods. Ray will tell us about current urban planning initiatives that could alter Old Vancouver's physical appearance. Aprodicio will talk about Asian cities that have created vibrant neighbourhoods from run-down historic areas. Jan will talk about how successful place making begins with the story.

This is an opportunity to contribute ideas to shape Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods and create a future for our heritage.

Ray Spaxman
Former Director of Planning with the City of Vancouver, was there at the start of the city's heritage programs in 1973 and oversaw the development of emerging policies until 1989. The Spaxman Consulting Group was lead consultant for the city’s innovative Gastown Heritage Management Plan and the recent Historic Precinct Height Study. Ray is also a volunteer member of the Building Community Society which is a group of concerned citizens dedicated to the future of the Downtown Eastside.

Aprodicio Laquian
To solve the problems plaguing the Downtown Eastside, human settlement expert Aprodicio Laquian is advocating a plan that explores successful development models in the city, the region and the world. Aprodicio Laquian is an emeritus professor of human settlement at the University of British Columbia, and author of Beyond Metropolis, a book exploring ways to improve the lives of slum-dwellers in mega-cities such as Mumbai and Manila. He moved to Vancouver from New York in 1991.

Jan Sircus
An internationally recognized creative director, has experience designing innovative attractions, world expo pavilions, Olympic venues, themed environments, and destination resorts. Jan's skills and background include story, art direction, media and theatrical design, architecture, urban design, and master planning. He is an experienced executive producer guiding and facilitating diverse creative teams. Jan was a Senior Vice President of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering in Los Angeles for 25 years and now lives in Vancouver.

For additional information, 604 331 8430 or e-mail info@heritagevancouver.org.



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