March’s Vancouver Urbanist Meetup is this Sunday

This month’s Vancouver Urbanist Meetup has a special twist.  Each Sunday during the month of March, the Museum of Vancouver is hosting SALA SPEAKS @MOV:

With an aim to spark participatory and accessible discussions about the role of architecture in our community and beyond, SALA SPEAKS @MOV is a 4-part series presented in partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites their faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

This weeks presentations are on the theme of  ‘Constructing’:

Tackling the notion of “constructing”, Matthew Soules will talk about micro-Infrastructures and residences, and share thoughts on public protest. Inge Roecker’s presentation will share creative notions around the theme, through a consideration of ‘urban acupuncture’ for Vancouver’s chinatown.

The event runs from 2-4pm at the Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut Street)  Admission is $12 (or FREE for MOV members and UBC SALA students). You can order your tickets here.


Sunset Grill VancouverGiven that I would like to attend this event, and expect that many Vancouver urbanists do as well, I am pushing back the start-time of this months get-together until 4pm and hosting it at a nearby pub.

This month we’ll be meeting on March 11th from 4-6pm, at the Sunset Grill near Kits Beach in Kitsilano. (2204 York Avenue [map] ).

Come out to enjoy a drink, say hi to your fellow urbanists, and compare notes or get a de-brief of what Matthew  and Inge had to say.

As always, feel free to drop in when you can and stay as long as you want. We’ll be there from 4 pm until at least 6pm. If you are early, the reservation is under “Yuri”  You can RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite, or simply show up if you are in the neighbourhood..

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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