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Season 3 - Pandemonium Series
In collaboration with SFU Public Square, the third season of Temporarily Urbane includes audio recordings of our Pandemonium Lecture series, which explores the deadly, life-changing impact of COVID-19. Conversations and dialogue between speakers and panelists from across Canada and around the world, inside and beyond the academy, offer hope, kindness and critical reflections to navigate through troubling times.
City streets, the living rooms of urban people, reflect the major changes to our cities and urban lives as much as any other spectacle of the pandemic. What will become of our streets and street life in the post-pandemic context? What can we do to keep the public in public spaces, without sacrificing health and safety?
Resilience has been an emergent theme in city planning and management in the 21st century and its relevance is both altered and underscored by our experience with Covid-19. How much can we apply from emergency and recovery planning efforts from other cities and other kinds of risks and disasters, to our post-pandemic context?
Normal was not good enough before the pandemic – especially when talking about housing affordability, access and sustainability. Our Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy is currently under review, toward a revised Metro 2050 plan. How should we think about key aspects of this and other local and regional plans, in light of the pandemic?
The shake-up in our urban economies has been far-reaching; what do we know so far about how has the game changed and the economic direction in which we are heading?
When Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry implored British Columbians to “be kind” at the onset of the pandemic, the message seemed disconnected from the urgent matter of our health.