EcoDensity: Deft or Dense?

UBC Dialogues: Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has set itself a goal to be the greenest city in the world, with urban densification as a central element of the process. Is it really possible for Vancouver to become eco-dense – green, liveable and affordable? What are the costs of such a plan in a city that is already the most expensive in the country, and what will be the impact on municipal infrastructure when neighbourhoods are densified? And who is the real beneficiary – citizens, City Hall or real estate developers? Join leading UBC and community experts for UBC Dialogues: Vancouver, and find out if urban densification can and will pay off.

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ModeratorKathryn Gretsinger, MJ’06, CBC Journalist; Adjunct Professor, UBC School of Journalism
PanelistAdele Weder, MASA’05, Architectural Writer and Critic; Co-producer, 2009 Form Shift Eco-density Design Competition
PanelistMaged Senbel, MSCP’99, PhD’05, MCIP, LEED AP, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)
PanelistMichael Goldberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, UBC Sauder School of Business


You can listen to a streaming recording of this event below. If you would like to subscribe to our podcast series or download this podcast for later listening, you can access it through iTunes U.


UBC Dialogues: Vancouver was held on October 26, 2010 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

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