Free lecture: The Minnesota Series – Original Thinking from American Midwest (w/ Charles Marohn, Oct 24)

Shared by: Frank Pacella – SFU City Program Coordinator 

THE MINNESOTA SERIES: ORIGINAL THINKING FROM THE AMERICAN MIDWEST (FEATURING CHARLES MAROHN)

Thursday, October 24, 7 pm

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at SFU Woodwards)
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Details

Admission is free, but we require reservations. Reserve

Over the next few months, the SFU City Program will be hosting speakers from a state that shares more than a border with Canada. We’ve been big fans of some of the urban thinkers there — in particular Charles Marohn, co-founder and president of ‘Strong Towns.’ Charles is a professional engineer who is passionate about planning and small towns, but also brings a civil-engineering perspective that results in original ideas. Like ‘Stroads’ — a street/road hybrid that manages to be both expensive and unproductive. He’s also a fiscal conservative who makes his case effectively to a small-government audience as much as to urban planners and engineers. You can see more on youtube. Or his TED Talk. Better yet, come hear Charles Marohn live on October 24.

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors:

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City of Surrey

SFU Urban Studies

URBAN DESIGN COURSES IN EDMONTON

SFU’s award-winning Urban Design Certificate program returns to Edmonton October 16–19, 2013, to offer professional development courses in partnership with the City of Edmonton. Enhance your urban design and place-making skills through intensive courses taught by urban design practitioners with a wealth of experience. You’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded mid-career professionals from municipalities throughout Canada.

Urban Design Theory and Practice

  • October 16-17, 2013

Urban Design: Visual Communication

URBAN DESIGN COURSES IN VANCOUVER – FALL 2013

Visual Communication

Economic Fundamentals

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COURSES – FALL 2013

Sustainable Economics for the Real World

Instructor/speakers: Alexis Morgan, Global Water Roundtable, WWF; Peter LadnerMark Pezarro, Earth Voice Strategies; Basil Stumborg, BC Hydro; Coro Strandberg, Strandberg Consulting; Bruce Irvine, Dillon Consulting Ltd.

Urban Transportation: Planning and Designing for Sustainability

 

 

Making Change Happen

  • Jan 17-18, 2014
  • 9am-5:30pm
  • $650
  • SFU Vancouver
  • Information/Registration
  • Instructors: Vanessa Timmer, Resourceful Solutions Consulting; Dagmar Timmer, One Earth Initiative Society

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES – FALL 2013

 

How Photography Can Enhance the Professional Practice of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design

Real Estate Development from the Inside Out

  • Feb 17-Mar 24 (each Monday evening), 2014
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • $467.25
  • SFU Vancouver
  • Information/Registration
  • Instructor: Herb Auerbach

FINANCING URBAN GROWTH: THE USE OF DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES AND COMMUNITY AMENITY CONTRIBUTIONS, 

in NANAIMO

  • Nov 4, 2013
  • 9:30am-4:30pm
  • $330 + GST
  • Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo
  • Instructors: Jay Wollenberg, Coriolis Consulting Corporation; Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson
  • Information/Registration

 

Only a few seats remaining! This course is co-sponsored by the PIBC’s Vancouver Island North Chapter.

 

NEW ONLINE TRANSPORTATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 

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