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ITE Manitoba January Luncheon
January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$15 – $26
The January meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 starting at 12:00 PM.
The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room.
The presenter this month is Constantina Douvris, CSLA, from HTFC Planning & Design.
Constantina is a Senior Associate with HTFC Planning & Design with over 20 years of experience. Her involvement from concept to construction on a broad array of projects has provided a firm foundation to conceive and implement grounded, buildable ideas. Having worked collaboratively with a number of communities and interest groups over her career, Constantina’s work celebrates the cultural and natural attributes of places, and has spawned numerous long-term strategies for successful developments.
Recently, Constantina has served as Project Landscape Architect on a number of notable large-scale design projects including the series of HTFC projects for the City of Kenora to reimagine their downtown and waterfront, unique urban design projects at the University of Winnipeg’s downtown campus, Churchill’s downtown revitalization plans, street projects for commercial subdivisions, and the multi-award winning Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park.
Constantina’s presentation will be on the Kenora Downtown Revitalization Project.
At a time of mill closures and general uncertainty in the lumber industry throughout Northwest Ontario, the City of Kenora took extreme measures to re-invent itself, starting with its downtown.
Instead of a patchwork of improvements to the status quo, the City took a fresh look at their downtown and its future to support possible economic drivers. Kenora’s population swells dramatically every summer with tourists and cottagers, so it made sense to create a place that locals and visitors alike would want to spend time in and linger. To support this goal, they went beyond replacement of aging infrastructure and looked closely at what is happening above grade. Their Complete Streets approach focused on vehicular, pedestrian and boating circulation as part of their revitalization plans, and weaves in culture, heritage, wayfinding, green infrastructure, art, and some bold engineering. This multi-phase project offers a number of practical lessons on how infrastructure renewal and economic development can be effectively married to placemaking.
When purchasing tickets online, the price of the luncheon is $26.00 for members and friends and $15.00 for students. Online registration and payment must be completed by 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
If the online registration deadline is missed and space permits, the cost to pay at the door is $30.
Hope to see you there!
Rebecca Peterniak, M.Sc., P. Eng., RSP1
Secretary, ITE Manitoba Section