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Andy Yan: Vancouver in the 21st Century

Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the SFU City Program, SFU Public Square, and Vancouver City Planning Commission
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
If ideas of “Vancouverism” framed city building in Vancouver between 1986 to the present, what might be some of the new ideas on urban life that will lead us into Vancouver’s second century?
As a total sum of its physical environment, institutions, and peoples, Vancouver is a child of the 20th Century and a deeper history of colonialism. Under its current boundaries, the City of Vancouver did not exist until 1928. Most of what residents and visitors regard as contemporary Vancouver was only developed after the Second World War. Now, in the second decade of the 21st Century, this presentation looks at various aspects of life in Vancouver through the lens of social statistics and community cartographies. From real estate ownership to electoral participation to school enrollment, it looks at the social, economic, and political opportunities and challenges facing the City and its region as it moves from a British colonial transit point to a Pacific metropolis. If ideas of “Vancouverism” framed City building in Vancouver between 1986 to the present, what might be some of the new ideas on urban life that will lead us into Vancouver’s second century?
Panelists include:
• Peter Ladner, author of The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities and former Vancouver city councilor
• Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director of One Earth
• Matt Hern, author of ‘Common Ground in a Liquid City’
• Moderated by Globe and Mail civic affairs journalist Frances Bula
For further information including registration, please visit the website here.
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