Celebrating an Urbanist: Michael Geller – Forty Years On

Photograph of Michael Geller, a Vancouver urbanist, architect and planner

This Thursday, one of Vancouver’s most respected urbanists, Michael Geller is being celebrated.  Michael will present a retrospective of his career in architecture, public policy planning and real estate development.

This FREE event will take place at SFU Habour Centre in downtown Vancouver.

I have known of Michael for a while.  He worked in the same circles as my father in the 1990s and I was a student at UBC. When I decided to return to Vancouver, Michael’s blog was one that I turned to.  I found his observations about what was happening Vancouver’s planning and real estate sector extremely enlightening.


From SFU City:

The Geller Lecture

A few seats are left to at the SFU City reservation site here.


May 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of Michael Geller’s graduation from the University of Toronto School of Architecture — and the beginning of an active career in architecture, planning, real estate development, and community life.

Michael Geller has had a coast-to-coast career in both public and private sectors, involving ground-breaking projects in Vancouver from False Creek South to UniverCity.

Join him for a four-decade retrospective of his work.

Register here.

About Michael Geller

Michael Geller is a Vancouver based architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades’ experience in the public, private and institutional sectors.

He is President of THE GELLER GROUP, which comprises Michael Geller & Associates Limited (MGAL), active in planning and real estate consulting; Laneway Cottages Inc. which is seeking opportunities to develop laneway housing around the region; and Geller Properties Inc., a builder of small, ‘niche’ residential projects including apartments for people who do not want to live in apartments.

Michael also serves on the Adjunct Faculty of SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development.


Event Details

Google map of SFU Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver

Date: June 9, 2011, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: 1900 Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings V6B 5K3 [map]

Cost: Free, but Registration is required

More information: SFU City, 778-782-5079, citymgr@sfu.ca

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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