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Why so uptight, Vancouver? Nov 6

November 06, 2014

Is Vancouver over-regulated? Does a neighbourhood festival require a single fenced-off street with controlled-entry beer gardens? Why do we need fences around sidewalk tables? Even our landscape can be rigid. Why are clipped lawns and view-blocking rows of trimmed cedar hedges dominant in one of the world’s richest growing climates?

Please join Lance Berelowitz, planner, urban designer, and writer on urban issues; and Daniel Roehr, Landscape Architect and Associate Professor at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, for a provocative challenge to our city’s culture, look, and feel, and the costs to its vitality, creativity and livability.

Then it’s your turn to join the conversation, to question, observe, offer your opinions.

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location: SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1600

Cost: Free
You are welcome to bring your lunch.

For more information on this event, please visit the SFU Public Square City Conversations website.