VIA Lecture: Ellen Dunham-Jones

October 15, 2010 at 9:23 am 1 comment

NEW LECTURES:

VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture

Next Generation Urbanism

October 26, 7 pm
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission is free, reservations are required. Reserve at www.sfu.ca/reserve

Recessions are deadly for urban development activity — but fertile times for re-thinking and re-positioning, for looking around and looking ahead. What are the new horizons for North American metros as we look to and beyond recovery? What urban design debates in the schools are informing the next generation? Ellen Dunham-Jones will draw on both her own research into retrofitting suburbia for a more sustainable future as well as the work of leading new urbanists, bankers, and policy makers to speculate on how shifting demographics, new technologies, economic and natural resource challenges are informing new directions in the design of cities.

Ellen Dunham-Jones is Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Visiting Fellow in Urban Sustainable Development, supported by an endowment made possible by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Lecture sponsored by SFU City Program, SFU Urban Studies and VIA Architecture.
Lecture Flyer:  http://www.sfu.ca/city/PDFs/EDJVancouverposterv2.pdf


Ellen Dunham-Jones: Retrofitting Suburbia

October 28, 7 pm, Venue: Room 2600, SFU Surrey, 250–13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
Admission is free, reservations are required. Reserve at www.sfu.ca/reserve

How can ghostboxes, dead malls, aging office parks, out-dated edge cities and blighted commercial strips be retrofitted into more sustainable places? Co-author of the award winning book, “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs”, Ellen Dunham-Jones will explain the drivers behind successful built suburban retrofits in North America and illustrate the three principal strategies: re-inhabitation, redevelopment and re-greening.

Supported by an endowment made possible by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Lecture sponsored by SFU Urban Studies.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Gene Perez  |  October 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I wish the recovery was here now ,, hell according to economist it happened last year but not in my world its still here and the real estate market here is still.

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