What will Vancouver’s downtown core become 25 years into the future? Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver Design Nerds have teamed up and are inviting you to dream big with us. The event is designed to inspire new ideas as we collectively envision more desirable futures for this city we…
This video is a collaboration between city planner, urban designer, and author Jeff Speck, and 3D artist Spencer Boomhower, this series of videos describes some of the most common and most effective “road diets.”
This is a combination of four videos. You can see the individual videos here:
What is a “Road Diet”?
A road diet, also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements.
Join SFU Public Square and Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver for an “alfresco” edition of City Conversations on August 20, 2015 from 12:30-1:30pm at Lot 19.
Tactical Urbanism provides permission for engaged community members to become key actors in the transformation of their neighbourhoods.
This looks to be an extraordinary lecture series from the new Urban Design Forum at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Jeff Speck at TEDxMidAtlantic
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, public service, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. The Christian Science Monitor called his recent book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work.”
Margot Long takes us on a walking tour through Vancouver’s SouthEast False Creek to show the transformation of industrial land into an urban village.
Experienced urban practitioners and novice urbanists alike will find several new insights in Nan Ellin’s Good Urbansim.
The Planning Students Association at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) announce the 5th annual SCARP Student Symposium, which will take place on the UBC Vancouver campus Friday, February 8, 2013. The 2013 Symposium, which aims to bring together planning practitioners, students, business owners,…