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Happitecture Podcast

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Happitecture is a podcast that explores our unique cities and what it takes to build resilient and thriving communities that are inclusive, supportive, and promote wellbeing and happiness. Join us as we chat with some of Vancouver’s brightest minds in planning and urban design, community facilitation, design, social sciences, and community activists and discuss ideas on how to plan and design vibrant, happy built environments.

Happitecture is a podcast that explores our unique cities and what it takes to build resilient and thriving communities that are inclusive, supportive, and promote wellbeing and happiness. Join us as we chat with some of Vancouver’s brightest minds in planning and urban design, community facilitation, design, social sciences, and community activists and discuss ideas on how to plan and design vibrant, happy built environments.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Happitecture is a podcast that explores our unique cities and what it takes to build resilient and thriving communities that are inclusive, supportive, and promote wellbeing and happiness. Join us as we chat with some of Vancouver’s brightest minds in planning and urban design, community facilitation, design, social sciences, and community activists and discuss ideas on how to plan and design vibrant, happy built environments.

Language:

English


Episodes

Designing Public Space - Part 2/2

3/1/2021
This month's episode is part 2 of 2 of a conversation with architect Derek Lee at the Olympic Village - one of his most popular projects. Derek is a principal at PWL Partnership and a LEED® Accredited Landscape Architect with over twenty years of experience across North America, Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Serving as the creative lead on design teams at PWL, Derek focuses on innovative placemaking and urban design with a view to improving people’s overall health and...

Duration:00:28:53

Designing Public Space - Part 1/2

2/1/2021
This month's episode is part 1 of 2 of a conversation with architect Derek Lee at the Olympic Village - one of his most popular projects. Derek is a principal at PWL Partnership and a LEED® Accredited Landscape Architect with over twenty years of experience across North America, Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Serving as the creative lead on design teams at PWL, Derek focuses on innovative placemaking and urban design with a view to improving people’s overall health and...

Duration:00:27:21

Feng Shui

12/1/2020
In this episode, I sit down with Vancouver’s premier Feng Shui Master and Teacher Marlyna Los to discuss how Feng Shui can play an important role in how we plan communities and cities. Marlyna describes the energies of the City of Vancouver based on its particular geography. We discuss the principles one can employ when designing healthy, resilient communities as an approach to combating the attitude of lack when designing communal and individual spaces.

Duration:00:32:30

Movement Building

11/1/2020
In this episode, I sit down with facilitator and convener Jocelyn Macdougall to talk about how we engage organizations and communities to examine the systems we take for granted. How these systems, often designed to marginalize large groups in our community, can be challenged for the betterment of everyone. Jocelyn has worked with organizations and communities to develop a new paradigm for how we think about liberation from the systems that inhibit collective wellbeing, and how we can build...

Duration:00:50:31

Inclusive Public Spaces

10/2/2020
In this very first episode of Happitecture, I discuss city planning initiatives with Senior Public Space Planner at the City of Vancouver – Danielle Wiley. We chat about the city’s mandate to design inclusive public spaces to advance healthy and inclusive public life. Happitecture is a podcast that explores our unique cities and what it takes to build resilient and thriving communities that are inclusive, supportive, and promote well-being and happiness. Join me, Michelle Fenton, as I chat...

Duration:00:34:21