Metro Conversations is on the road again, bringing important urban conversations out of the big city and into the ‘burbs. After two successful conversations in New Westminster and Langley City, the third discussion aimed at creating a larger conversation on urban issues is coming to North Vancouver. Started by four like-minded young City Councillors, Metro Conversations offers a unique format bringing experts in the field together with citizens for two-way dialogue and discourse within a strict 1-hour time limit. Beyond a lecture, it is a sharing of ideas.
“Like all communities in Metro Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver’s built area is largely dedicated to single-family housing,” said Councillor Mathew Bond, the main coordinator of this month’s event. “With the lack of affordable housing being the number one issue in our region, are these single-family areas limiting the opportunity for more affordable housing options to be built in Metro Vancouver?”
“Transportation and housing costs are linked,” said Councillor Nathan Pachal, “Building communities with a variety of housing choices including rowhouse, laneway houses, and apartments facilitate better transit service. People don’t have to own two or more cars in these diverse communities.”
Our panelists for the conversation include Michael Geller who is an architect and developer, Krista Tulloch who is a member of the District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan Implementation Committee, Cameron Maltby who specializes in custom home design, and Neal LaMontagne who is a City Planner and Adjunct Professor at UBC and Langara College.
This free conversation will take place on Wednesday, May 17th from 7:00-8:00pm in the Lynn Valley Village Community Room, 1277 Lynn Valley Road.
Seating is limited, so while attendance is free and open, we recommend that you reserve your seat.