LECTURE: How can ‘flexible architecture’ make a better Vancouver?


When: Thursday September 18 – 6:30 pm (no charge)
Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver

A Special Presentation by Professor Robert Kronenburg, Liverpool School of Architecture

How our city responds to shifts in societal, economic and environmental issues is the basis of A City Built for Change, the central focus of the Vancouver City Planning Commission’s 2008 program.

An Adaptability Ideas Forum is the third and final event of the Vancouver City Planning series of events developed to engage a broad group of citizens in a discussion about sustainable change in the city. Highlighting this two-day forum is a presentation by Professor Robert Kronenburg, author of Flexible: Architecture That Responds to Change, on flexible architecture and city building.

According to VCPC Chair Alan Boniface, Kronenburg is a perfect choice to stimulate deeper discussion on these important themes. “Vancouver is already leading edge in the sustainable development field, advocating for walkable, transit-oriented communities and environmental technologies as a few examples. But we would like to see the boundaries pushed for new ideas, ensuring that future policy in this area is truly progressive and as informed as possible.”

The input received during the series of City Built for Change events will be incorporated into the Commission’s Change Charter, which will be presented to City Council.

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