The Paradise Makers Begins

September 6, 2007 at 8:03 am Leave a comment

In this article in the Sun, writer Frances Bula came up with a great angle on “City Making in Paradise”- the new book by Ken Cameron and Harcourt, with Sean Rossiter.  (More below on their appearance at the SFU City Program on Friday, September 7th at 7 pm.)

Bula not only detailed the ‘nine decisions that saved the region,’ but added a bonus five decisions that made Vancouver a success (our regional parks and water system, for instance) – and nine terrible decisions that we’d want to change in retrospect (ending social housing programs, ripping up the interurban).

Better than reading about it, though, is to hear the authors get into the gritty details – which is what will be happening tomorrow night at SFU Harbour Centre at the launch of a new series of interviews with the leaders who shaped the city and region of today:

The Paradise Makers” will tell their stories on the First Friday of every month (with a few extra evenings thrown in).

Mike Harcourt and Ken Cameron
Friday, September 7, 7pm

Bob Williams
Friday, October 5, 7 pm

Rand Iredale: Architect, Mentor, and Pioneer
Friday, October 19, 7 pm

Ray Spaxman

Friday, November 2, 7 pm

Admission to public lectures is free; reservations are required.

Email cstudies@sfu.ca or call 778-782.5100.
Venue: SFU Vancouver (at Harbour Centre), 515 West Hastings, Vancouver.

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