Burnaby Public Library and Bridge-for-Health are presenting this workshop. Are you proud of your street and your neighbourhood? Do you welcome change to its built and natural environment, or do you see it as a challenge to the health and wellbeing of yourself, your family and your neighbours?
In this interactive talk, we will explore how the health and wellbeing of a community relates to 'sense of place' - the benefits and risks associated to the built and natural environment in which you live and play - and discuss what 'heritage' has to do with all of this. Drawing on findings from a research project exploring the signifance of Liverpool's World Heritage Site on residents' sense of pride in their city, the relationship between the health of built fabric and the health of the community is illustrated to show how Place Matters. Please come prepared to discuss and share your opinions, and respect those of others.
Neil Armitage, our guest speaker, prior to recently arriving as a new landed immigrant to Canada, was working a Lecturer in Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK, teaching on topics from education and social justice to identity and culture. He holds a PhD in Social Change from the University of Manchester and a Master in Social Psychology from Uppsala University in Sweden. He is a passionate advocate for social justice and sustainable heritage which he sees as fundamental to both personal and community wellbeing.
Everyone is welcome, but registration is required. To register call 604-436-5400 or register online.