1. Heather Deal and Gaetan Royer "Vancouver: How to create liveable cities"


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    Vancouver remains the most liveable city in the world, according to the latest annual ranking compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Canadian city scored 98 out of a maximum 100, as it has done for the past two years. The ranking scores 140 cities from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. Heather Deal, Councillor with the City of Vancouver, and Gaetan Royer, manager of Metropolitan Planning, Environment & Parks for Metro Vancouver, explained how to create the best city for living. Heather Deal, professional biologist and an environmental educator, has brought forward initiatives that expand creative spaces in the city, created the food cart program, retain heritage and increase pedestrian safety. At the regional level Heather has worked on waste reduction, air quality, ecological health and park planning. At the federal level Heather is engaged in work concerning immigration, urban aboriginals, community safety and gender issues in politics and housing policies. Heather has also developed science/environmental programs for UBC Continuing Studies. Gaetan Royer, architect and urban planner originally from Québec City, who also served as an engineer with Canada’s Federal Government. He received the Canadian Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal for his humanitarian work in Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1993-94. Appointed Manager of Metropolitan Planning, Environment & Parks for Metro Vancouver with the responsibility for managing 14,000 hectares of park land in the Metro Vancouver region as well as the region’s Growth Strategy.

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    • Constructing Copenhagen


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      Constructing Copenhagen was created as a trailer for a Master's thesis project on film trailers at the University of Copenhagen. The production of this video, from concept to editing, was done solely by University of Copenhagen students (Julianna Carlson and Akvile Vzesniauskaite) under staff supervision. The concept was inspired by the installations of "What Makes a Livable City" at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, and information from The Philips Center, Jan Gehl Architects, and Merriam-Webster. As this is to embody the traits of a normal trailer, this information is not documented within the trailer. The songs used are: “Cinematic Classical Grand Piano Masterpieces Theme Soundtrack 004," “Cinematic Beautiful Expressive The Grand Piano Player Theme Soundtrack 007," and “Cinematic Sad Melancholic Sentimental Documentary Drama Movie Grand Piano Theme Soundtrack 002.”

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      • What is tmg* talks?


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        tmg* talks is the Bahamas’ only panel conversation on design, business and the creative economy. The big idea behind tmg* talks is to make Nassau a more liveable city by encouraging diverse thinking and openness. We're making smart conversation cool. It’s an experiment that should continue.

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        • 5000+ Liveable Cities Forum


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          The first sentence in the conversation about Adelaide city redesign and renewal. 5000+ Liveable City Forum day 1 was held in one of Adelaide's premier unused industrial buidlings - Shed 3 on the old Clipsal site in Bowden.

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          • Shall We Dense?


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            Simon McPherson, architect and practising urban designer, and Director, SJB Urban Sydney, gave a graphic-rich presentation about his work on Melbourne. There is much food for thought in this 5000+ presentation - the methods employed for the renewal of Melbourne are both specific and transferable; the language used to describe the process are accessible and informative

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            • How change can work for Adelaide


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              Fred Kent, President of PPS (Projects for Public Spaces) NYC, discusses change process that works with Nathan Paine, Liveable Cities Forum Lead Conversation Partner.

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              • 5000+ creating the city of the future now


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                Join Jimmy as he cycles into the studio where he makes some pretty amazing interactive art for public spaces.

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                • Love 40% Canberra


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                  The community organisation Love Canberra 40% required an inspirational conference and web video as part of their campaign to the ACT government to commit to a 40% carbon emissions reduction for the year 2020. Lots of rave reviews, impressed politicians, and an announcement weeks later that the ACT government would be committing to the 40% target. www.love40percent.org www.silversunpictures.com.au www.cinemaiden.com

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