CITY CONVERSATIONS: The Future (and Past) of Burnaby, Centre of the Region

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Bob Prittie Metrotown, Burnaby Public Library
The way Burnaby is changing, and will change in years to come, is based on a pioneering plan to create a city of five town centres— Metrotown, Brentwood, Lougheed, Edmonds and Hastings— connected to each other and to the region by excellent transit. This highly livable design fits the Lower Mainland’s regional vision of “cities in a sea of green.” So in some important ways it’s Burnaby, not Vancouver, that is the centre of the Lower Mainland.

We want to hear what you think of the ways that Burnaby’s current growth and planning is being expressed, and particularly how Burnaby plans to address future growth of residences, businesses, industry and public resources and amenities.

To start the conversation, we have urban planner David Pereira, author of a definitive history of Burnaby’s design; Gary Begin, Constituency Assistant to MLA Richard Lee; and others.

This event is presented by SFU Public Square and the City Program. For more information, visit City Conversations online.

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