Vancouver in Vogue
6:00 p.m. | Thursday, January 17, 2013
Image credit: Flickr user `James Wheeler
With over 2.3 million residents, the Vancouver metropolitan area is one of the largest in Canada, and its progressive planning and developments have made the city the most dense in the country and one of the most livable cities in the world. Join Ian Gillespie, president of Westbank Corp., the most highly regarded and innovative real estate development company in Vancouver, for a look at the rapid growth of the city’s urban core, its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan and how to make high-rise projects work while keeping neighborhoods and cities vibrant. V. Fei Tsen, SPUR boardmember and chairperson of the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), and Jose Campos, director of citywide planning from the San Francisco Planning Department, will join Ian in a post-lecture discussion that will examine the lessons to be learned from Vancouver as San Francisco continues to pursue high-rise development at its urban core.