US West -Canada Study Tour San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and LA

US West -Canada Study Tour San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and LA

Planning Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture

25th March to 2nd April 2005

(directly after the APA conference)

The Planning Research Centre invites you to join our Director, Professor Edward J Blakely on a Study Tour of the US and Canada. Professor Blakely is an internationally recognised leader in Urban and Regional Development and has travelled the world specialising in urban and regional revitalisation. Delegates will be treated to site tours and presentations from local development teams and given insights into successes and failures in San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.

U.S. Participants are welcome! (And a good deal, given exchange rates.)

Major themes of the tour:

  • Urban Revitalisation
  • Infrastructure design and development
  • Value capture and financing tools and techniques
  • Housing and mixed user density approaches to community design
  • Environmental and natural habitat protection and sustainable systems
  • Links between education, health and related community assets in development
  • Regional and sub-regional collaborations in economic and community
  • Integration of social and economic development projects and programs in urban

    SPACES ARE LIMITED: maximum 20 people

    COSTS: $7,000 per person inclusive of 4-star accommodation and internal flights*/transfers.

    Discounted International flight into San Francisco can be arranged for those not attending the APA Conference.
    Register your interest now.

    Call the PRC on (02) 9351 6863 or email: [email protected]

    *Costs include 8 nights accommodation in standard room (single) occupancy plus internal flights from San Francisco to Vancouver, Portland and Los Angeles plus internal transfers. Price includes Dinner, excludes breakfast

    Planned Itinerary

    25 March

    Arrive San Francisco

    Overnight: Crown Plaza Union Square

    R & R and meet for Briefing at 5pm in Lobby

    26 March

    San Francisco Full Day Coach Tour

    PM: SF Presido with Dinner (Sustainable Design)

    Overnight: Crown Plaza Union Square

    27 March

    San Francisco Full Day Coach Tour

    Silicon Valley (Easter Observance)

    PM: Depart 8.30pm UA1138, arrive Vancouver 10.40pm

    Overnight: Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

    28 March

    Vancouver Full Day Coach Tour

    Visit Vancouver inner city high rise and inner Harbour Design Planning and Environmental/ Sustainable Planning.

    Visit Vancouver transport suburbs

    Meet Local and Regional Governments

    29 March

    Vancouver Depart Vancouver 9.20am UA328, arrive Seattle 10.11am

    Local Coach Touring and meet with Local and Regional Government

    Dinner with Developers

    Overnight: Roosevelt Hotel

    30 March

    Seattle Full Day Coach Tour

    AM: Seattle Suburban Affordable Housing and Commercial Development

    PM: Downtown Planning and Financing

    Overnight: Roosevelt Hotel

    31 March

    Portland Depart Seattle 9.45apm, arrive Portland 10.29am

    Local Coach Touring, meet Portland Metro

    Overnight: Portland Hilton

    1 April

    Portland Half Day Coach local touring

    AM Portland Trans oriented development socio economic planning and education

    Depart Portland 2.45pm, arrive Los Angeles 5.05pm

    PM: Light dinner meeting with LA Developers

    2 April AM: tour LA - Santa Monica or Pasadena revitalisation

    PM: Lunch Non profit developers

    Depart Los Angeles

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    For more information contact:

    Planning Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture



    Phone: (02) 9351 6863
    Email: [email protected]

  • Posted November 8, 2004

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