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City’s former planner and top architect to debate Vancouver view corridors

September 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I don’t promote every debate on urban issues in this city, but this one seems like a can’t-miss to me. It’s also so delightfully Vancouver. Can you imagine another city where people would turn out to listen to an argument about preserving views?

Views on Views: Perspectives on view corridors in Vancouver
In partnership with Simon Fraser University, the City of Vancouver is organizing an evening of debate to discuss perhaps the most important public realm issue in this city revising the view corridors.

Admission is free; reservations are required.
To reserve, go here:
When: October 5, 7 pm
Where: SFU Segal Business School, 500 Granville Street (corner of Granville and Pender), Vancouver.
City Planning Director Brent Toderian will set the stage with a briefing about the history of view protection and the issues Council wishes addressed.

Past City Planning Co-Director Larry Beasley and architect Richard Henriquez will argue their positions with passion and insight.

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  • Mira

    Now this is embarrassing. Larry + Brent + Richard= No comments yet. WOW. So much to tell and nobody to listen and/or comment. You were thinking that people would love a good live talk show on planning …well not so much. However, hold on to your reservations, otherwise you are not going to be able to get in…
    Could that be, because the last Larry Beasley one man show, in July I think, was so darn, boring? One would need two or three joints of BC bud’s best to get that high on boredom. Mark Emery’s fans need not attend. Hey man, world peace! Love. Peace. Love
    Love is all around us.

  • Joe Joe Joe

    This turned out to be a quiet thread. The event last night was pretty good. I think Larry like usally was the highlight of the evening. Richard put on a good show and although it looked like he struggled every now and again he was able to get his point across and made a good arguement. Brent wasn’t able to compete with such competiors but his slideshow was probably the best of the bunch.
    You were missed Frances, Gordon even mention you in his opening blurb.