Memorial Presents: Making the Northeast Avalon a More Desirable Place to Live

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre (Conception Bay South). Admission and parking are free.

One third of the province’s population lives in the Northeast Avalon. Approximately 175,000 people work, study, shop, play and live in the region. How can the region be further improved to make it one of the best places in Canada to live? How can we design our region so as to improve the health of residents and of the natural environment? What changes should or could be made to the transportation system, the recreational facilities, food security, income distribution and sense of belonging? What is the relationship between urban design and the health of residents? How can we better promote civic engagement and give citizens a greater voice in the future of their community?

Join us for a lively discussion with our panel, as we tackle these questions and more.

Panelist includes:

  • Mary Bishop, Planner, CBCL Limited
  • Randy Gillespie, Director, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, Marine Institute
  • Ross Houlihan, Economic Development Officer, Town of Torbay
  • Jennifer Lake, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, Town of Conception Bay South