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Creating a Sense of Place: Amit Price Patel Joins Panel Discussion Hosted by ULI BC

March 14, 2024

Join Amit Price Patel, DIALOG partner, architect, and urban designer, together with industry experts on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, for a panel discussion titled “A Neighbourhood That Works: The Transformation of Industrial Lands” hosted by Urban Land Institute BC, in Vancouver.

Event Details

Date:                                  Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time:                                 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT
Location:                          Rooftop Conference Room, 565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC
Fee:                                    Members $45 | Non-members $65

Click HERE to register for the event.

A Neighbourhood That Works: The Transformation of Industrial Lands

As the nature of work changes in our economy and society, how can historically industrial neighbourhoods adapt to accommodate the employment needs of tomorrow? No longer are industrial neighborhoods “back-of-house” spaces for a city; they are often located in high-value transit and amenity-rich locations and are quickly evolving into desirable locations for new businesses and residents. With these development pressures, how do existing businesses continue to provide the productive and cultural services a city needs?

Using the South Flats neighbourhood in Vancouver and the Rock Bay Industry Arts and Innovation District in Victoria as case studies, panelists will explore topics such as balancing diverse uses; creating and celebrating a sense of place; engaging with multiple project constituents to find common ground; using design, planning and economic tools to support existing and emerging uses; and strategies to attract and keep the best global talent. Inspirational examples like Kings Cross in London, Pier 70 in San Francisco, Station F in Paris, and Chelsea in New York City show how valuable industrial urban fabric can support diverse contemporary uses. Discover how these communities are embracing sustainability, creativity, and culture to revitalize industrial areas into vibrant hubs of activity and commerce.

Following the presentation and panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of South Flats, experiencing firsthand the transformation underway and gaining insights into the practical implementation of revitalization efforts.


  • Amit Price Patel, Partner, Architect, and Urban Designer, DIALOG
  • Quinn Anglin, Manager of Economic Development, City of Victoria
  • Adam Mitchell, Vice President, Asset Management and Development, Low Tide Properties

About Urban Land Institute (ULI) BC

The Urban Land Institute is a global, member-driven organization comprising more than 45,000 real estate and urban development professionals dedicated to advancing the Institute’s mission of shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.

ULI BC brings together multi-disciplinary professionals with a range of experiences and expertise, offering non-partisan, unbiased content that lends itself to being the leading organization in the region dedicated to excellence in city building and best practices.