Tulsa Now and Sustainable Tulsa will co-host a public forum entitled “Time To Twilight Zoning? Building the Beautiful Back Into Tulsa” from 5.30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 at the Aaronson Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Tulsa Central Library. The forum is free and open to the public.
Keynote speaker Alan Hart, Principal of Via Architecture, Inc. of Vancouver, B.C. will discuss how urban design helped transform Vancouver into “the world’s most livable city” (according to The Economist magazine). He will also discuss how Tulsa can benefit from the lessons learned in Vancouver, and how intelligent land use policies can promote economic development and enhance livability as we move towards 2025 and beyond.
A panel discussion will follow, in which Mr. Hart will join Urban Redevelopment Specialist Terry W. Taylor from the Oklahoma City Planning Department, and Jamie Jamieson representing the Pearl District, Tulsa’s pilot neighborhood for adopting Form Based Codes. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit written questions to the panelists.
VIA Architecture provides architectural leadership in a range of urban and transit infrastructure projects that provide the foundation for sustainable communities. Mr. Hart specializes in urban design, transit-oriented design, sustainable architecture and planning. He led the collaboration of six architectural firms in the design of 13 stations for the Millennium SkyTrain Line in Vancouver, and also served as lead architect and urban designer for the new Monorail Green Line in Seattle.