May 5, 2018

Geller Lecture: Housing Metro Vancouver – May 10

Public lecture and webcast

Looking back, Looking forward: Reflections on Housing Metro Vancouver

While Metro Vancouver has changed dramatically over the past four decades, many concerns of yesteryear are surprisingly similar to those of today—foreign buyers, rental crisis, dwindling land supply, locals-first policies, and disdain for developers.
Using his collection of newspaper clippings, in this presentation Michael Geller will offer a different perspective on Metro Vancouver’s housing affordability challenges and some timeless solutions.
Thursday, May 10
7-9 pm PDT
Room 1900, SFU Vancouver
Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings Street
Free lecture by reservation; reserve seats on Eventbrite.
Free webcast by reservation; register on Eventbrite.

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Michael Geller’s latest lecture:
Higher density housing and new communities: Lessons from Europe
While high-rise buildings can be an attractive form of development, many new European communities are demonstrating how higher densities can be achieved in attractive low and mid-rise building forms. In this presentation, architect and planner Michael Geller will guide us through Orestad, Copenhagen, Parc Marianne Montpellier, HafenCity Hamburg, and Almere Oosterwold Netherlands, and other communities offering lessons for Vancouver.
Wednesday, February 15
7 pm
Room 1900, SFU Harbour Centre – 515 West Hastings
Ticket sales ended – but usually (not guaranteed) there are seats available at door.

Featured developments include
  • Ijburg, a new community in Amsterdam on 10 man-made islands

Geller’s thesis is that while high-rise buildings can be an attractive form of development, throughout Europe there are numerous examples of attractive low and mid-rise housing forms that we should emulate.

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