Exploring the Full Potential of Public Realm

Award-winning urban designer Michael von Hausen will explore strategies and ideas to advance the full potential of public realm design, planning, and implementation. This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Bob Ransford, veteran columnist and vice-president of Century Group. Panelists will include Jonathan Coté, mayor, City of New Westminster; Emilie Adin, director of Climate Action, Planning, and Development, City of New Westminster; and Ann McLean, city architect, City of Surrey. The panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of getting great public realm designed, built, and maintained in these turbulent pandemic and post-pandemic times.

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