Archive for December, 2012

Free Lecture: Jeff Tumlin on January 10

Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkable Urbanism

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 – 7:00 PM

How are cities across North America making the most efficient use of their limited transportation resources. How are they achieving larger job creation, resilience, public health, equity and human happiness goals?

Jeff Tumlin has the answers.Jeff-4


Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7 pm

Location: SFU Segal Building (500 Granville Street), Room 1200-1500.  [NOTE: NOT IN SFU HARBOUR CENTRE.]

Admission: Free, but seating is limited, so we require reservations. Register



Jeffrey Tumlin is singlehandedly changing the way America thinks about transportation. Instead of measuring success by how many freeways a city has, Tumlin is showing that transportation choices (including design for bikes and pedestrians) can improve public health, happiness, and social vitality—and save city budgets. He is the author of Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities (Wiley, February 2012).




SFU Continuing Studies (City Program)


December 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Planning Canada – A Case Study Approach

From Ren Thomas, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam:

We invite submissions of abstracts for an edited book collecting case studies in Canadian community and regional planning, which has been secured for publication by Oxford University Press Canada.

Canadian planners have done innovative work responding to our unique populations and governance structures; this caliber of work can inspire future planners. This edited volume will introduce undergraduate students to planning through the use of case studies focusing on Canadian cities and regions.

I invite proposals for case studies in the following areas by February 1, 2013:


More here.

December 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment