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January 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm 2 comments

The Challenges of Today’s Vancouver
Friday, February 1, 7 pm

While Vancouver’s urban design generally gets high praise, many are critical of its architecture. Where, they ask, are the iconic buildings? Why do our highrises all look the same? To discuss this, we’ve asked a panel of Vancouverites to address the nature of contemporary architecture and urban design.

Join Planning Director Brent Toderian, Globe-and-Mail critic Trevor Boddy, architect Bing Thom, and journalist Hadani Ditmars at SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street), 7 pm, on Friday, February 1st.

Also: an update on how the City deals with design in the public realm, with Scot Hein, senior urban designer at the City’s urban Design Studio.

Admission to public lectures is free; reservations are required. Email or call 778-782.5100.

Assigned reading: Brent Toderian did his blog post at Planetizen on whether Vancouver suffers an icon deficit. Lots of response. And Trevor Boddy in his Globe and Mail column took on the question of whether Robson Square (certified iconic) needs a clamshell.


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James Kunstler, Urban Studies Fellow Good Books, Good Speakers

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Susilawati Bryant  |  January 31, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you for providing this discussion for us. I look forward to hearing Bing Thom’s perspective on this topic. Also, Western Interiors & Design, Wallpaper & Salon Contributor Hadani Ditmars’ outlook in this question. Should be an enlightening night. S.B.

  • 2. Stephen Rees  |  March 10, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Pardon me if I pug my blog again

    has my notes from the meeting


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