Prince Rupert 2030 Community Design Workshop

July 9th - 12th, 2019

Join Redesign Rupert and our partners, the City of Prince Rupert, Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest, The Prince Rupert Port Authority, DP World, Ridley Terminals Ltd, and Ray-mont Logistics, as we design a new future for Prince Rupert. Together, we are developing a collective vision for the next 10 years of growth & development in Prince Rupert, and we invite you to be part of the process.


Crest Hotel | 222 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A8

 

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OVERVIEW

This workshop will be the primary creative engagement for this planning process, bringing together government & industry representatives, community leaders, business owners, and other key local representatives necessary to inform a plan of this scale. Visiting experts will bring best practices and ideas from other communities and local experts will share the unique considerations, challenges, and scope of this work in Prince Rupert.

The result will be an actionable roadmap for the next 10 years of planning & development in Prince Rupert, including plans to address downtown revitalization, waterfront improvements, parks & trail development, civic infrastructure, and more.   

An inspired, forward-thinking master plan will spark investment in the downtown and other crucial areas, support the recruitment & retention of Prince Rupert’s growing labour force, help steer new housing and mixed-use developments, and create new economic opportunity in the port industry and other critical sectors.


Workshop LEAD

The workshop will be led & facilitated by Larry Beasley of Beasley & Associates, based out of Vancouver. The former Chief Planner for the City of Vancouver, Larry Beasley is a renowned urban design and planning consultant working with cities across the world. He is the ‘Distinguished Practice’ Professor of Planning at UBC; he sits on the Boards of TransLink in Metro Vancouver and the National Capital Commission in Ottawa; and he is a member of the International Economic Development Advisory Board of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Beasley’s practice emphasizes the “city by design,” with a focus on sustainable, liveable, and competitive urbanism. His team provides advice on urban design, policy planning, and tools that incentivize preferred urban revitalization. Beasley also specializes in group facilitation and interest-based problem solving. For our Prince Rupert initiative, Beasley is joined by Civitas, Urban Design and Planning, also based in Vancouver. Joe Hruda, leader of Civitas, is one of Canada’s top urban designers. Other distinguished experts will round out the visiting team.

For more about Larry Beasley & Associates, visit their website HERE.