Archive for October, 2011

Civic Election Forum on Transportation

What will Vancouver’s transportation future look like? 

Join Connecting Environmental Professionals, Sustainable Transportation Coalition, SFU’s City Program and the Planning Institute of British Columbia as we pose these important questions to Vancouver council candidates. 

Connecting People and Places: 2011 Civic Election Candidates Discuss Vancouver’s Transportation Future

The forum will be moderated by Gordon Price, Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University and spokesperson for the Sustainable Transportation Coalition. After a short introductory statement from each candidate, Gordon will pose three questions – one about transportation network funding and the recent decision of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, the second about goods movement, and the third about active transportation. Finally, audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions.

Monday, November 7, 7-9 pm
SFU Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve your seat at


  • George Affleck (NPA)
  • Adriane Carr (Green Party of Vancouver)
  • Councillor Geoff Meggs (Vision Vancouver)

Let us know your thoughts about transportation funding

Prior to the forums, we’d like to hear your thoughts about transportation funding. CLICK HERE to take a one-question survey about the types of revenue sources that are being explored to improve our transportation system. The results of this survey will be shared during the forums.

October 26, 2011 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

A Perfect Fit: Heritage and Sustainability

Barbara Campagna, well-known U.S. architect, on Nov 3rd, happening at SFU, that is coupled with a one-day workshop Nov 5th on improving home energy consumption.


Barbara Campagna Public Lecture

Thursday November 3rd, SFU Downtown. Free, registration required.


Heritage and Sustainability: Improving Energy Efficiency in Older Buildings

All Day Workshop, Saturday November 5th, BCIT Downtown. $125 + HST. $75 student rate, limited student seats, call to register as a student.



October 20, 2011 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Warren Gill Memorial Lecture

The first annual Warren Gill Memorial Lecture presented by Simon Fraser University’s City Program.

Dr. Warren Gill was passionately engaged in the cities and neighbourhoods in which he lived and worked. As a member of the senior administration at SFU, he was instrumental in the development of its downtown campus; as an urban geography professor, he inspired many students. A lecture series in his honour will to continue his questioning, raise new ideas and invoke new ways of thinking about life in the urban context.

The inaugural lecture in the series will be given on Monday October 17, 2011 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts with architect and author, Witold Rybcynski.

Makeshift Metropolis — The insights of Witold Rybcynski

North American cities are not shaped only by architects, planners, legislators or mayors, but by the people who live and work and play in them. Ideas have a role to play, too—and noted author and critic Witold Rybczynski explores the influence that planning theories have had on urbanism in the twentieth century. He examines old ideas and new, and shows how the 21st-century city is being shaped by mixed-use developments, downtown living, heterogeneity, density and liveliness.

October 17, 2011 – 7 pm

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at Woodward’s) – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver (entrance off Cordova Street)

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve seats at

Sponsored by McCarthy Tetrault, Parklane Homes, UniverCity, and Simon Fraser University.

October 4, 2011 at 7:05 am Leave a comment