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Spur Vancouver: This City in Seven Years, My Greenest City, May 22

May 22, 2014

The City of Vancouver has set a bold goal for itself: to be the world’s greenest city by 2020. But while the metrics for what make a city livable—public transportation, access to quality education, cultural amenities—are easy to come by, what makes a city green is a little less clear. Sure, the number of green jobs and bike lanes are factors, but pollution travels, so what does that mean for “city limits”? Can clean tech truly balance resource extraction? What is the role of the city as producer versus the city as consumer?

In Spur Vancouver’s opening event moderated by David Beers, speakers each make the case for their vision of what it means not just to be green, but the greenest city in the world.

Join SFU Public Square, in partnership with Spur and The Tyee, for a talk on what it’s going to take to make Vancouver the resilient city.

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

Registration: Event is free. Please click HERE to register.