During the post World War II period, many North Americans suburbanized to enjoy the benefits of larger homes and open space, a breath of fresh air from the inner city and a chance to ‘play’ in their neighbourhoods. Cities, though, never lost their significance in spite of this suburban shift. Cities offer a variety of choice, proximity to amenities, such as public transit, and a liveliness that makes urban living exciting. Urban planning as a profession and field of study has played an indispensable role in helping cities realize their potential. This talk offers an overview of urban planning and how it has made cities healthier, greener and more manageable for the people who live in them. Tim will highlight cities that are leading the way in urban planning innovation (in Canada and abroad) and discuss current opportunities and long-term challenges facing the profession. Some questions include: what are some of the hot topics in urban planning today? Are planning ideas from the mid-20th century outdated? What will be some of the major issues that face urban planners for the coming 100 years?
- The deadline is December 16, 2013 for receiving applications. The position offers the opportunity for one influential scholar, activist, artist, leader, or practitioner for a 4-month period, from September – Dec, or January – April.
- This new series gathers scholars from the humanities living and working along the North American Pacific coast to investigate the idea of “oecology,” an older spelling of the modern concept “ecology”.
- November 14, 2013The Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General's Award honours two Green College Writers-in-Residence.
- November 06, 2013Fakir created Space Launch Canada with a vision for BC as a destination for launching satellites and putting Canada on the space exploration map.
- September 26, 2013Since September 2012, Green College has partnered with UBC TREK to support Green College residents in volunteering at Lord Strathcona Elementary School. Lord Strathcona is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and is the oldest elementary school in Vancouver.
- Audio recording of Jillian Christmas and Chris Gilpin (Play Chthonics: New Canadian Readings series)September 20, 2013On Wednesday, September 18, poetry-slam champion Jillian Christmas was joined by Chris Gilpin for live readings at Green College.