Archive for May, 2008
Just possibly the best animation of an urban plan you’ve ever seen. (Click through to the video.)
Christopher Hume, the urban critic for the Toronto Star, will be giving the VIA Architecture Lecture on Urban Design on June 5. Click here for details.
Here’s a sampling of his writing – a recent column on the innovative use of land underneath the Gardner Expressway (similar to our Georgia Viaduct.
Gladys We passes along this web site, featuring an idea by ZM Architecture for Glasgow’s Clyde River. They’re solar lily pads, adding an element of art to the waterfront while feeding electricity to the grid.
This Friday, May 9, in the last of the City Program “Paradise Makers” series for this spring, we’re hosting “The Back Room Boys” – the politicos who make an art of the possible. Michael Francis of the NPA, George Taylor of TEAM and Frank Kennedy of COPE will spin stories about one of the most tumultuous periods in Vancouver’s political history.
Paradise Makers: The Backroom Boys
May 9, 7 pm – Fletcher Challenge Theatre, SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings)
Allso coming up:
Cycling for Everyone: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany
May 15. John Pucher, Rutgers University
The Affordable City: Municipal Support for Community Land Trusts
May 16. John Davis, Vermont.
Our Transportation Future
VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture NEW
Featuring Toronto Star’s architectural and urban critic, Christopher Hume
Admission to public lectures is free; reservations are required.
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