Sustainable Neighborhood Transformation

  • Posted on: 26 May 2017
  • By: Jesper Menting

Sustainable Neighborhood Transformations - retrofitting social housing. Combining experiences from Canada and the Netherlands: a win-win. During this workshop, our guests will showcase different approaches of sustainable neighborhood transformation projects. In an open discussion we would like to compare experiences in the Netherlands and Canada, with the ambition to get the best out of both worlds and 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 keynote lecture, 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 speakers are Mr. 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.

Time:            16:30 – 18:30, May 31st
Location:      Dutch Urban Design Centre, DUDOC,
                     1445 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

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