Cities are complex living systems. To consider a city is to consider a myriad of interconnected issues: Urban planning and design. Housing and transportation. Parks and neighbourhoods. Business and politics. Arts and culture.

We program engagements around all these issues, often focusing on the communities within Metro Vancouver, but always with an awareness of, and in conversation with, cities around the world. And, of course, we can’t fully understand the urban experience without a view on the suburban and rural experience in contrast.

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  • Andréanne Doyon | A Sustainable Housing Future

    Climate + Environment, PFL 2023-2024, President's Faculty Lectures, Education + Research, Cities

    The President's Faculty Lecture Series 2023/24 will review the theme "Making a Difference for B.C." and explore a wide range of vital and important topics. In this lecture, Dr. Doyon will explore the role sustainable housing must play in the creation of a more livable and resilient future.

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  • Pandemonium Series Takeaways

    2021, Pandemonium

    Meg Holden and Aphrodite Bouikidis, SFU Urban Studies

    Read a summary by Meg Holden and Aphrodite Bouikidis from SFU Urban Studies of the events from Pandemonium: Urban Studies and Recovering From COVID-19.

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