Jamie Peck Tuesday, November 12 | 7PM Studio D, SFU Woodward’s (149 West Hastings Street) What does it mean to say that cities like Vancouver have taken a “neoliberal” turn, […]
The Urban Studies program is hosting three lectures this fall on the topic of gentrification. See below for speakers and dates. Be sure to register! Gentrification is typically associated with […]
The SFU Urban Studies program will be hosting a fantastic series on gentrification in the coming months. Here are the details: Gentrification is typically associated with change in inner city […]
How are cities across North America making the most efficient use of their limited transportation resources, and achieving larger job creation, resilience, public health, equity and human happiness goals? Jeff […]
The SFU Urban Studies program is presenting a public forum on November 3 that will explore how regionalism is being practiced in the lower mainland and will assess whether current […]
The Get OnBoard campaign officially launches tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25 There will be a press conference at McInnes Field at UBC from 11:00 – 11:30 am, and you are encouraged […]
September 6 | 12:30pm | Room 1600 at SFU Vancouver Young people in Vancouver are facing a perfect storm of high student debt, underemployment and unaffordable housing options. Increasingly, they […]
June 28 at SFU Vancouver | 7:30 PM | Reserve Mikael Colville-Andersen is known as Denmark’s bicycle ambassador. His approach to urban cycling promotion are well known through his blog […]
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!
April 12, 2012 | SFU Vancouver | 7:00PM | Reserve Dr. Jago Dodson and Dr. Neil Sipe from Griffith University will discuss concepts and methods for investigating oil vulnerability in […]