January 14, 2014

I chaired a meeting of the Grandview-Woodland Ad-Hoc Committee on the Citizen’s Assembly tonight. It was inspiring to listen to a large group of residents intelligently debate complex issues regarding urban development and the future of our neighbourhood.

Well worth the time!

A Sunday Conversation Between Urbanists

January 14, 2014

A short while ago I wrote a post about Australian planner and author Wendy Sarkissian.  We had hoped that a meeting with her would take place and a public meeting has indeed now been arranged for this Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, Wendy Sarkissian and Ned Jacobs, son and collaborator of Jane Jacobs, will take to the stage, so to speak, for a conversation on densification and other planning issues.  Here is the meeting notice taken from our friends at CityHallWatch.

Densification Wars!
Community Planning in New South Wales and Vancouver:
A public conversation with Dr. Wendy Sarkissian, Ned Jacobs, and You!

 Sunday, January 19th, 2014. 3:45 – 5:45 pm
Location: 1 Kingsway (Mount Pleasant Community Centre, Multipurpose Room 2)
Just show up, or register online on EventBrite here. Inquiries:

The second half will, I understand, open up to questions from the floor. This should be a really good event for anyone interested in the future of Vancouver’s development.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Family At Beach

January 14, 2014