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Archive for January 25th, 2009

Translink announces Patullo Bridge re-opens tomorrow

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A very good strategy – underpromise and overdeliver. For a system which has very little spare capacity prolonging the closure as a way to incvreaase transit usage – as some have suggested – would have been very unwise indeed. Translink has greatly strengthened its credibility with this speedy return of the bridge to service.

Written by Stephen Rees

January 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Posted in Transportation

SFU City Program Free Public Lectures

Admission is free, reservations are required. Email or call 778-782.5100.
Venue: SFU at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver, unless otherwise noted.

Kitchen Table Sustainability: Transform your community engagement with sustainability
February 5, 7 pm
Wendy Sarkissian

Hong Kong: Cultural Heritage Conservation in a City of Change
February 19, 7 pm
Lynne DiStefano and Dr. Ho Yin Lee, University of Hong Kong

China and the Urbanism of Ambition
March 12, 7 pm
Thomas Campanella, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Life and Death of Cities: Accounting for Environmental and Social Sustainability
April 30, 7 pm
Paul James, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Shifting Gears II – Four lectures on transportation, health, and the built environment
Details to come

VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture
Details to come

Written by Stephen Rees

January 25, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Posted in Urban Planning