The best Entertainment Districts are built around streets that draw people in just as they radiate the unique character of their cities. They thrive after dark, but these streets are also becoming a 24/7 heartbeat of the city. We’ll explore perspectives on the history and future of Vancouver’s Granville Street.
Nolan Marshall is the CEO of Downton Vancouver Business Association. Nolan joins DVBIA from New Orleans, where he served as the Chief Engagement and Solutions Officer of the New Orleans Business Alliance. Marshall turned his attention to public policy and advocacy in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina.
Kristina Lao (she/her) is an Artist-Advocate and Entertainment Consultant from Hong Kong. She has toured nationally, hosted and performed at local and international festivals, collaborated with award-winning producers and appeared in numerous network TV shows.
City of Vancouver Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung believes people-focused public space and urban design support vibrant and connected cities. Previously elected to Vancouver Park Board serving as Chair. As a Councillor she’s championed restaurant patios, pop-up plazas and pedestrian promenades.
Nate’s background in marketing and culture lead to his current role of Senior Business Advisor at Blueprint. Dealing with government, partnerships, public relations, and sponsorship, Nate touches every one of Blueprint’s ventures. He sits on the boards of the DVBIA and Hospitality Vancouver Association.