Japantown Multicultural Neighbourhood Celebration

Saturday March 28, 2009 10am to 9pm All events are free admission Oppenheimer Park and various other locations in the Japantown and Powell Street neighbourhoods Celebration of Japantown’s multicultural neighbourhood with history walking tours, displays and story sharing, daytime activities, a procession, ceremonies, performances, and open artist studios. Read the event programme as a PDF […]

Sustainability 2.0: The Evolution of Green

Dear Friends, Neighbours & Colleagues, The Strathcona Business Improvement Association is proud to present Sustainability 2.0 – the Evolution of Green, building on the success of the first Sustainability 1.0: the Upside of Greening your Business. Learn how collaboration can create new opportunities and build community to help you go green. The event will feature  […]

Another City Exhibition at Centre A

Another City is a collaborative exhibition on the human condition in response to global cultural change and physical transfiguration of the urban environment. Curator Makiko Hara brings work of artists Masashi Ogura, Yoshihiro Suda and Paul de Guzman. Exhibition March 14 to April 25, 2009 Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm […]

The Future of Old Vancouver

Vancouver Arts and Cultures Forum Creative Conversation The Future of Old Vancouver Old Vancouver is Gastown, Chinatown, Strathcona, Hastings,Victory Square, and Japantown. Heritage Vancouver welcomes guest speakers Ray Spaxman, Aprodicio Laquian, and Jan Sircus to an evening of imagining a future for Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods. Ray will tell us about current urban planning that could […]

Affordable housing can be built at an affordable price

Pre-fabricated modular homes could be temporary now, permanent later Michael Geller Special to the Vancouver Sun Should really poor people be living next to really rich people in expensive housing on Vancouver’s waterfront? This is a question on many peoples’ minds following the recent revelations about the cost of the southeast False Creek social housing. […]

Homelessness plan needed said Auditor General

Government lacks clear profile of population Jonathan Fowlie Vancouver Sun The provincial government currrently has no accurate method to track the number of homeless people in the province. The provincial government currrently has no accurate method to track the number of homeless people in the province. The B.C. government lacks a comprehensive plan to deal […]

The Universal Solution

An interview with Aprodicio Laquian By Mark Hume Globe and Mail Update To solve the problems plaguing the Downtown Eastside, human settlement expert Aprodicio Laquian is advocating a plan that explores successful development models in the city, the region and the world. Aprodicio Laquian is an emeritus professor of human settlement at the University of […]

B.C. architect building toward a solution for everyone

Globe and Mail Vancouver architect Gregory Henriquez talks about his innovative mixed-income, mixed use development that will see wealthy and poor residents sharing the same facility. Gregory Henriquez is a Vancouver architect and author of Towards an Ethical Architecture. He designed the Woodward’s building, a mixed-income development in the Downtown Eastside. The project is a […]

Creative Cities – How we build them

Creative Cities: What Are They For, How Do They Work, and How Do We Build Them? Canadian Policy Research Networks Gertler, M. 2004 What Are Creative Cities For? How Do Creative Cities Work? “Buzz” and the Creative City The Creative Urban Economy Creative Activity and the Recycling of Urban Space Arts, Culture and Urban Identity: […]