Shaping Vancouver 2016: What's a Neighbourhood Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Admission: Free. Donations appreciated. Register here: https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2016-spring/ShapingVancou... Many things make up a desirable neighbourhood such as how well it accommodates day-to-day life, the existence of visually and spacially interesting architectural and physical features, how social, community activities and human interaction are encouraged, pedestrian oriented retail and commercial areas, distinguishable area character, green spaces, and accommodation for multiple modes of transportation. A panel will explore what features could be considered necessary to have living in vibrant neighbourhoods and communities as well as discuss what we should keep in mind as we manage change to Vancouver’s neighbourhoods. In addition Don Luxton, lead consultant on the Heritage Action Plan, will present an update on one of the most anticipated pieces of the Heritage Action Plan, the Character Home Component, which will be going before Vancouver City Council in the Spring. A general discussion with the audience will follow the presentation and conversation.