Cities Designed to Work for Women

A Women Transforming Cities Event

Women Transforming Cities is part of an international network of women who are using an intersectional lens to improve city space for inequitably served communities, with a focus on women and girls.  In partnership with World University Service Canada we are organizing an informational and networking event for those seeking to improve public spaces.

Leading urban planners and architects will showcase some wise examples of policies and projects that help make urban spaces work for women and girls:

    Ann McAfee, FCIP, RPP, President of City Choices Consulting former Co-Director of Planning COV

    Emilie Adin, MCIP, RPP, Director of Community Services City of North Vancouver

     May So, Architect, Henriquez Partners Architects

     Alexandra Kenyon, Architect HCMA Architecture + Design

     Celene Fung, Facilitator, Board Member of Women Transforming Cities

Come and engage in an evening of sharing ideas and learning about innovative initiatives that make positive change in our communities.

Admission is free but we ask you to register in advance. Thank you.

Date: Thursday, June 15, 7-9pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

 

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A Dutch Business Club event.

The Dutch Business Club is pleased to invite you to their upcoming Summer BBQ in Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver on August 14th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This will be a great occasion to celebrate summer, share good food and connect with the Dutch business community.

Attendance is limited, so get your tickets soon!

What?

DBC partnered up with Meatme, a local startup co-founded by Victor Straatman. Meatme brings honest and free-range meat from local farms to your table. Meatme bypasses distributors and factory farms and values animal welfare, hormone free meat and zero-waste policies. (Learn more: meatme.ca)

DBC is proud to serve their meat at our Summer barbecue, in addition to our vegetarian options, salads and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Other sponsors will set up their tables with samples of fresh food, small bites and snacks. And be sure to enter their draw for a chance to win a basket with Dutch goodies and gifts kindly donated by Holland Shopping Centre, Meatme and others!

When?

Monday August 14th, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Where?

Jericho Beach Park in the City of Vancouver. The address is 3941 Point Grey Road. There is paid parking nearby at the lot at the intersection of Point Grey Road and Wallace Street. Washrooms are available.

We have a closed off section in the park, between the pond and the concession stand. Look for the picnic tables decorated with orange balloons and the smoking BBQs!

Costs

$20 per person (+fees). Eventbrite - test

But what if it rains?

If the weather forecast shows (heavy) rain, this event will be cancelled or postponed. You will receive a refund if you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date.

 

A Consulate General of the Netherlands Event.

Sustainable Neighborhood Transformations – retrofit social housing. Combining experiences from Canada and the Netherlands; a win-win.

During this workshop the guests will showcase different approaches of sustainable neighborhood transformation projects. In an open discussion, the experiences in the Netherlands and Canada will be compared with the ambition to get the best out of both worlds and to join forces.

Dutch professor Anke van Hal, Delft University of Technology and Nyenrode Business University, is specialized in the transformation of existing houses and neighborhoods in a sustainable way. and has been an expert on the Dutch Energiesprong program. She lives temporarily in Canada and got inspired by several Canadian projects. In her presentation, she will share her experiences in both countries and highlight ideas about a successful approach of neighborhoods that resulted from her search in these two countries.

Other guest speakers are Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze of the Pembina Institute and Mr. Wilco van Bemmel, Affordable Housing specialist from World of Walas. They will each react to her findings with a short presentation of their experiences and will discuss the opportunities to successfully improve the living quality of existing neighborhoods in a sustainable way.

Seating is limited, please register here.

Date: Wednesday, May 31st from 4.30 to 6.30pm 

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
#100-1445 W Georgia St
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

Women Transforming Cities is proud to present the first of four workshops in the new SpeakUp series! Join them on June 15th for the first session of the The SpeakUp Series: Sharing how we learned to speak up. You are invited to the presentation and skill-building night with guest speakers Vaneeta Sandhu and Elena Starr.

Vaneeta is not your typical psychologist. She has boundless energy and hopes to use that superpower for good.  Vaneeta aims to advocate for mental health in millennials and works to have the voice of millennials heard.  Forever a student, she is also considered a teacher, and is lucky to be surrounded and supported by female mentors.

Elena is a mother, a school counsellor, a full-time student, and someone who still struggles with confidence in public speaking settings.

Hear Vaneeta’s and Elena’s stories and then get a chance to learn and practice some skills. It’s the time to speak out!

RSVP: estarr@my.adler.edu

Date: Thursday, June 15, 7-9pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
#100 – 1445 W Georgia St
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

 

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A Women Transforming Cities Event

Cities Designed to Work for Women

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Women Transforming Cities is part of an international network of women who are using an intersectional lens to improve city space for inequitably served communities, with a focus on women and girls.  In partnership with World University Service Canada we are organizing an informational and networking event for those seeking to improve public spaces. ​Leading […]
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