October 4, 2023

PIBC Webinar – Water and the City

Event Start Date
2023-10-25 12:00:00
Event End Date
2023-10-25 13:30:00
Planning Institute of British Columbia

Learn how to plan and design for water and water elements, which play a significant role in our cities’ resilience, equity, and functionality. This webinar explores the relationship between community wellbeing and water, or ‘blue’ spaces.

Learn about the BlueHealth Project, which brought together researchers from across Europe to explore the impacts of urban blue spaces on health. Explore innovative ways to adapt urban planning policies and buildings to make cities more resistant to extreme floods and heat. Find out how you can create a softer and more pleasant urban environment by including various interactive and passive water features in the built form.

Speakers include:

Professor Simon Bell
Department Head of Landscape Architecture, Estonian University of Life Sciences & BlueHealth Steering Committee Member

Margot Long
Partner, PWL Partnership

Ken Wu
Director, Vincent Helton & Associates