Patrick Condon’s new book
With admirable clarity, UBC Professor Patrick M. Condon discusses transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simple-to understand set of urban design rules that can, if followed, help save the planet.
Using the Vancouver Region as his case study he compares and contrasts the problems and progress of this region with those of other North American urban areas. Of particular new importance is how city form aects the production of planet-warming greenhouse gases.
Patrick Condon explains this relationship in an accessible way, and goes on to show how conforming to seven simple rules for community design could literally do a world of good. Each chapter in the book explains one rule in depth, adding a wealth of research to support each claim.
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm, Monday, May 10th, 2010
Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, 1305 Teck Gallery Lounge
515 West Hastings Street
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