ULI Alberta - Edmonton Presents - Innovative, Imaginative, Inclusive Parks: A Panel of Diverse Perspectives on the Urban Warehouse Park


Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm MDT


General Agenda:
5:30pm - 6:30pm- Networking with Drinks/Appies
6:30pm - 8:00PM - Panel discussion
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking


Standard Pricing Until October, 23 Members Non-Members
Private CA$30.00 CA$40.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit CA$30.00 CA$40.00
Student CA$20.00 CA$30.00
Under Age 35 CA$20.00 CA$30.00
 Registration includes 1 drink ticket and appies. 

The City of Edmonton will be tearing up a parking lot (1.25 hectares in total) to build a downtown paradise in 2022-2023. The project vision, goals, and design parameters for the park were shared at a public open house in June of this year. In advance of the upcoming international design competition to develop a new park that is inclusive, imaginative, timeless, and designed for all seasons, we are hosting a panel of experts who will share their opinions on what makes a great urban park. Join us as we are inspired to think big about what this new space in the heart of the City can become. Networking, drinks, and appies before and after the panel presentation.


Allard Hall Roundhouse Event Space 11110 104 Avenue CANADA

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Chris Buyze

Chris is an Edmonton-based designer and small business owner working in architectural design for over 15 years. His firm's work can be found all over Alberta and British Columbia, with particular specialties in custom residential infill, historic restoration, facade improvement, and energy efficient net-zero building. He is the current President of the Downtown Edmonton Community League and has had extensive involvement in Downtown Edmonton's development over the past decade including contributions to the Capital City Downtown Plan, Rogers Place negotiations, and the development of Alex Decoteau Park.


Karen Lee

Dr. Karen K. Lee, MD, MHSc, FRCPC (www.drkarenlee.com) is a global specialist in healthy built environments and social determinants of health. Originally from Edmonton, Karen is now based in the New York City area, where—under Mayor Bloomberg—she was instrumental in engaging citizens and implementing a comprehensive plan for walkability and active transportation. Dr. Lee and her team specialize in helping communities and organizations use the human-built physical environment (buildings, streets, etc.) and social determinants of health (work, education, etc.) to address health epidemics of obesity and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancers, and diabetes. Their work also produces benefits for the environment, traffic congestion and safety, as well as neighborhood economic and business revitalization.


Chris Dulaba

Placemaker, Beljan Development

Chris Dulaba is the owner of Callidus Development Management and a Placemaker with Beljan Development. He has spent 15 years working as an urban planner and development manager assisting with the planning, design and development of various residential, commercial and industrial developments throughout Edmonton and western Canada. A graduate from the University of Waterloo’s planning program and also NAIT’s Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning Technology, Chris has a strong passion for real estate development, cities, architecture and design.


Sean Lee

Urban Planner, ISL Engineering

Sean is an urban planner and project manager based in Edmonton and working across western Canada. A born and raised Edmontonian, Sean has spent almost a decade working throughout the Edmonton Metro Region, the Greater Toronto Area, as well as a stint in Addis Ababa. He focuses on land development and intensification, with expertise in integrating transit and land development. Sean previously led teams on major transit-oriented development projects including Bonnie Doon mall and Mill Woods Town Centre, and now provides services to both the land development industry and to municipalities interested in attacking complex problems.

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