Home: An Exploration of 3 Vancouver Communities [Jane's Walk Special]
In support of the upcoming community planning processes that are set to launch in May 2012 with the City of Vancouver, MOV is partnering with them as well as Spacing Magazine to co-host a series of walking tours in the three areas where planning dialogues will take place: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodland.
Three concurrent walking tours will be held as part of the Jane's Walk activities taking place in Vancouver on Sunday, May 6 (10:30am). Jane's Walk are yearly, community-led walking tours that take place in neighbourhoods across the worlds in honour of the late urbanist Jane Jacobs.
Each walk and neighborhood will feature a local resident, paired with a local urban designer, and they explore the features that make that neighborhood unique. A City of Vancouver planner will be on hand to answer questions about the specific Community Plan and discuss opportunities to get involved.
For more information on how to sign up and participate, or about other walks taking place in Vancouver, please visit http://janeswalk.net/
or email hcho [at ] museumofvancouver.ca
**NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. However, please check each tour page for meeting place and time. Each of these three special tours will depart from their designated meeting spots at 10:30AM.
Grandview-Woodland: Join local resident Dan Freeman and urban designer Marta Farevaag to explore what makes this neighborhood unique.
**MEETING PLACE: Britannia Community Centre, just outside the library (1661 Napier St)
Marpole: Join local resident Jo-Anne Pringle and urban designer Margot Long as they explore the features that makes this neighborhood unique.
**MEETING PLACE: Marpole Oakridge Community Centre (990 59 Avenue West)
West End: Join local resident Christine Ackermann and architect Graham McGarva to explore what makes this neighborhood unique.
**MEETING PLACE: West End Community Centre (870 Denman Street)
Spacing Vancouver is an online magazine that focuses on Metro Vancouver’s urban landscape.