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Cascadia Regional Conference 2019
Talking TOD: The Past, Present, and Future of Transit-Oriented Development
From streetcar suburbs to the skytrain lines, transit has been a defining feature of the Vancouver landscape for over a century. With the opening of the Canada Line in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics and recent announcements around light-rail in Surrey and a new skytrain to UBC, this trend shows no signs of stopping in a region predicted to add 1 million more residents by 2040. Transit and TOD have been and continue to be the defining forces shaping Vancouver and the surrounding suburbs, and are becoming an increasingly central force in managing growth for our Cascadia Region neighbours in Seattle and Portland.
What impacts has TOD had on the region’s past planning and growth? What current projects are underway, and how can we expect TOD to continue to shape the region in the future? The Vancouver region is a living case study for TOD, especially as local and regional skytrain and light-rail systems are being expanded and built out.
Join us for the 2019 YLG Cascadia Regional Conference to explore these questions, learn from industry experts, and network with peers from Vancouver, Seattle and Portland delivering TOD projects. We will hear from municipal leaders on how TOD transformed Vancouver’s planning and growth, the planners and developers who are bringing it to life, as well as a panel of planning managers from the fastest-growing TOD suburbs in the region.
Participants will hear from the developers, architects, planners, designers, and transit agency leaders who have planned, designed, and delivered many of the successful TOD projects and neighbourhoods. We’ll also tour recent high-density residential, commercial and mixed-use projects along transit corridors, including Brentwood, Oakridge, Great Northern Way and The Independent, to name a few.
Friday, July 12th
Morning Session (8:15am - 12:30pm)
The Rise of Urban Enclaves in Metro Vancouver, presented by Andrew Petrozzi with Avison Young
Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
New urban enclaves are emerging throughout Metro Vancouver as regional malls and transit-oriented sites are being developed into mixed-use communities. Hear from Andrew Petrozzi of Avison Young on the findings from their report, and how these urban enclaves will shape the future of Metro Vancouver.
*Download Avison Young's Topical Report from Spring 2019 "Future Forward: The Rise of Urban Enclaves in Metro Vancouver
Evolution of Transit Oriented Development in Vancouver & Seattle
Panel: Tim Grant (PCI Group), Kate Joncas (MIG), David Thom (IBI Group) and Andy Yan (SFU City Program)
Planning Considerations from the Fastest-Growing Municipalities in the Region
Panel: Andrew Merrill (City of Coquitlam), Preet Heer (City of Surrey), Joshua Reis (City of Richmond) and Rebecca Chaster (City of Coquitlam, Moderator)
*see all panelists' bios below
(12:30pm - 4:30pm)
Project Tour: Oakridge
hosted by Quadreal and Westbank
Project Tour: The Amazing Brentwood
hosted by Shape Properties
Saturday, July 13th
Morning Session (8:30am - 12:30pm)
Evolution of the False Creek Flats and Impacts of the Broadway Line Extension
Rooftop Conference Room
565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC
Project Tour: Commercial Development in the False Creek Flats
Project Tour: Residential Development at Main and Broadway
Afternoon Session (12:30pm - 3:30pm)
Conference Wrap-Up Lunch & Social @ Red Truck Brewery
*Registration fees include breakfast & lunch on July 12th, lunch on July 13th, transit passes for both days, as well as admission to the annual ULI BC Summer Social (open to all ULI BC members, attracts over 300 attendees each year). All fees are in CDN funds.
Please ensure to select only one tour per day (A or B) for each July 12th & 13th during check out.
Register early to ensure your attendance as there is a venue maximum capacity!