Archive for December, 2008

The Spring Lectures

We’re rolling out the City Program’s schedule for this spring.  First up, the free public lectures:

Kitchen Table Sustainability: Transform your community engagement with sustainability
February 5, 7 pm
Wendy Sarkissian

Hong Kong: Cultural Heritage Conservation in a City of Change
February 19, 7 pm
Lynne DiStefano and Dr. Ho Yin Lee, University of Hong Kong

China and the Urbanism of Ambition
March 12, 7 pm
Thomas Campanella, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Life and Death of Cities: Accounting for Environmental and Social Sustainability
April 30, 7 pm
Paul James, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Shifting Gears II – Four lectures on transportation, health, and the built environment

Details to come – but we’ve just had confirmation of our speaker for Feb 25: Niels Torslov, the Traffic Director for the City of Copenhagen.  And when Copenhagen talks ‘traffic,’ they don’t mean just cars.

VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture

Details to come

Admission is free to our lectures but reservations are required. Email cstudies(at) or call 778-782.5100.

Venue: SFU at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver, unless otherwise noted.

December 23, 2008 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Last Candidate Standing, the Video

So okay, the last thing you want to see (hear or read about) is another political campaign. But for entertainment value, you might want to check out this video:


We’re betting that live on the SFU Harbour Centre stage there were some candidates running in the November ’08 civic election that you’ll see again – maybe as a future councillor or mayor.  

Our thanks to our co-hosts, the Vancouver Public Space Network – and all the volunteers, performers, judges and candidates who made the evening a success.

December 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment