The Great Urban Debate

June 3, 2009 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Every year the SFU City Program presents a speaker in urban design, sponsored by VIA Architecture.    Given that it’s the firm’s 20th anniversary (some will remember it as Baker, McGarva, Hart) and that they have offices in both Vancouver and Seattle, we came up with an idea to ‘celebrate’ both cities:

VIA poster

Two proponents of their respective cities will reverse roles, and argue for the merits of the other’s city.

City Program Director Gordon Price, as the Vancouverite, will debate Peter Steinbrueck, an articulate architect and previous city councillor in Seattle, to make the case that his city is actually superior to Vancouver.

To reserve a space for the event on Tuesday, June 16 at 7 pm at SFU Harbour Centre, email or call 778-782.5100.

In addition to questions taken from the floor immediately following the debate, attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance through VIA’s website at (click on ‘The Firm’—’VIA Blog’).


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