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Greeting Fluency Salon – Wednesday September 25th, 2013

Learn some of the Greeting Phrases and Cultural Insights of your neighbours. Wednesday September 25th 2013 3:00 – 4:30 pm followed by light refreshments Performance Centre at the Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver BC Admission $10 cash at the door. Doors open at 2:30 pm

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Next Public Salon: April 3, 2013

Join us for the first of three Public Salons in 2013. Wednesday April 3rd at the Vancouver Playhouse. We are looking forward to introducing you to particle physicist Anadi Canepa, dog psychologist Stanley Coren, urban farmer Ilana Labow, architect Paul Merrick, scholar of Narivie languages David Robertson, Shakuhachi Master Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos, author Timothy Taylor […]

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Public Salon 12: May 16, 2012

Jim Bolger | bio Unjali Malhotra | bio Chip Wilson | bio Charles Barber | bio Aaron Sanderson | bio Hal Gunn | bio Clancy Dennehy and Carolyn Chan | bio Jas Johal | bio Charlie Annenberg-Weingarten | bio

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City needs high-quality density that’s affordable

Goal can be achieved by encouraging more housing development: economist By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun June 11, 2012 Think globally and act locally? Nonsense, sniffs Edward Glaeser, a Harvard University economics professor, a prolific author and a globally recognized authority on urban issues. Glaeser has made his name, and he makes his living, documenting evidence […]

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CKNW Simi Sara Show interview with Sam Sullivan – June 7, 2012

Simi Sara speaks to Sam Sullivan about the Vancouver Urban Forum and high density. Click the play button below to listen to the broadcast (length 19:11) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Sprawl clock illustrates loss of green space in Metro Vancouver

New approaches to urban density needed in order to slow spread of communities and preserve natural spaces, speakers say By Benjamin Alldritt, Vancouver Sun, June 7, 2012 Former mayor Sam Sullivan opened the Vancouver Urban Forum Wednesday morning in front of a large screen tallying the loss of green space in the region – at […]

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Vancouver’s density debate pits Sullivanism versus the ideas of Jane Jacobs

By Daniel Wood, Georgia Strait, June 7, 2012 From where former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan sits on this blustery April day, the past and the future are equally visible. Across the mouth of False Creek from Kits Point rise the towers of the West End. They are the legacy of Sullivan’s Non-Partisan Association (NPA) and […]

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Metro Vancouver residents must embrace density to prevent urban sprawl say experts

Loss of green space slowing, but more density needed to preserve natural areas  By Benjamin Alldritt, Vancouver Sun June 7, 2012 Former mayor Sam Sullivan opened the Vancouver Urban Forum Wednesday morning in front of a large screen tallying the loss of green space in the region — at a rate of eight square feet […]

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CBC Early Edition interview with Edward Glaeser, June 6, 2012

Rick Cluff interviews Harvard Professor of Economics and “Triumph of the City” author Edward Glaeser. Click the Play button below to listen to the broadcast (length 6:16). [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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CKNW The Bill Good Show – interview with Edward Glaeser June 6, 2012

Bill Good interviews Edward Glaeser during his visit to Vancouver as a speaker at the Vancouver Urban Forum. Click on the play button below to listen to the broadcast (length 11:40) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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