Hello again! I’ve returned from the UK fully enlightened on traditional building craft with callused hands and further design experience. To catch up with the first part of the summer school I […]
Landon here, reporting from Scotland on the Prince’s Foundation Summer School program I am taking part through SFU Urban Studies. Here’s a brief update on the first two weeks: Arriving […]
This week, Landon is off to the UK to spend three weeks with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community
How easy is it to interact with random people on the street? Is it really necessary? Is simple eye contact enough to feel more comfortable around strangers or should it […]
The newest lunchtime discussion series to hit Vancouver is City Conversations. A partnership between SFU Urban Studies, SFU Vancouver, Bing Thom Architects, and the SFU City Program, this new series of Thursday noontime meet-ups will be held at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus.
This first meet-up topic? Vancouver’s art and culture scene.
Vancouver is a vibrant city, but its cultural quantity and quality are not often compared to New York or Toronto, or even San Francisco – a city of similar size. What will it take to raise Vancouver’s (and the Lower Mainland’s) cultural star? Philanthropy? Government investment? Affordable artists spaces? Big arts institutions? Cross-cultural sharing with other West Coast cities?
Join Norman Armour (PuSh Festival), Charlie Smith (The Georgia Straight) and Vanessa Leigh (ION Magazine) on April 19, for a discussion exploring these issues and more with our inaugural City Conversations: State of the Arts.
Join us next Thursday, April 19, 12:30 in Harbour Centre Room 1425. Bring your lunch!
As part of an assignment for a current class, I spent several hours this past week sitting on the bus observing passengers and their interactions with other riders. Nothing too […]
With so much talk of a gondola to connect SFU Burnaby with the SkyTrain system, Seattle is now considering one as well. The promise of an aerial gondola would connect […]
I will start this off by saying that I am a flaming preservationist. I worked for a year in a small downtown in Oregon leading a Main Street program with […]
2012 marks my second semester of the Urban Studies program at SFU, which means that the time has come to dive a bit deeper into thinking about a thesis topic […]