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.
Moderator – Kathryn Gretsinger, MJ’06, CBC Journalist; Adjunct Professor, UBC School of Journalism
Panelist – Adele Weder, MASA’05, Architectural Writer and Critic; Co-producer, 2009 Form Shift Eco-density Design Competition
Panelist – Maged Senbel, MSCP’99, PhD’05, MCIP, LEED AP, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)
Panelist – Michael Goldberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, UBC Sauder School of Business
UBC Dialogues: Vancouver was held on October 26, 2010 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.