Urban Design Forum: 5! – Five Crucial Decades of City Building

This looks to be an extraordinary lecture series from the new Urban Design Forum at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. It is part of the launch of the new UBC Master of Urban Design Program.5

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About Urban Design Forum: 5! – Five Crucial Decades of City Building

Greater Vancouver is simultaneously at the leading edge of the global urban tsunami, and being overturned by it. The forum will show the processes that are upending our own city and the processes fueling the metastatic growth of cities far distant.

It is a remarkable thing. We are witnessing the fastest change to human habitat ever seen. All over the world, countrysides are emptying while cities burst. Remarkably, as cities fill the average number of birth per woman shrinks. Thus, within the next five decades the average size of the world’s cities will double. Then they will likely stop growing, potentially forever.

—Patrick M. Condon. Chair, Urban Design Program

EVENTS

First up:

Urban Design Forum: Doug Saunders

November 4, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Council Chambers, Surrey City Hall 13450 104 Avenue,  Surrey

Doug Saunders is the author of Arrival Cities and an International Affairs Columnist for the Globe and Mail in Toronto.  Reception at 6:00 pm= and lecture at 7:00 pm. Attendance is free but tickets are required.

 

Next up, an international forum with 15 participants:

Urban Design Forum: 5! Five Crucial Decades of City Building

November 5, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 5.30 pm
Telus Theater Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver (UBC)

Attendance is $40. Tickets are required.

 

Finally, that same evening, the closing lecture:

Urban Design Forum: 5! David Singleton

November 5, 2014 — Reception at 6:30 pm and lecture at 7:30 pm.
Telus Theater Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver (UBC)

Attendance is free but tickets are required.

 

Live streaming will be available if you are unable to attend the event in person. Details at urbandesignforum.ca  .


 

With the launch of the Master of Urban Design Program, the School is also starting a mailing list dedicated to urban design. Sign up to receive updates and information by email.

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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