Archived News Release from 2006
For Immediate Release
“Creating a High-Density and Livable Inner City”
Redwood City, CA - March 28 , 2006 - Former Vancouver City Councillor Gordon Price will be featured at “The Forum at Redwood City” on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 6:00 - 7:45 pm. His exciting and very topical presentation is entitled, “Designing the Inevitable: Creating a High-Density and Livable Inner City”
Is high-density urbanism the key to protecting the environment and social welfare? Or does it only create crime and traffic congestion?
Mr. Price, a 15-year, six-term former Councillor in Vancouver, B.C., believes people want both – and that urban regions need to have a mix of choices for their own health. Using his own city as an example, Mr. Price will illustrate the unique conditions that resulted in the central area of Vancouver growing faster than any other place in North America during the 90s. He 'll describe the processes, planning, and participants who made it possible. And he 'll discuss some of the lessons learned and mistakes made.
The newly appointed Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, Mr. Price is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, where he developed and teaches the course ‘Vancouver and Its Times.’ In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) in 1999. Mr. Price writes a monthly column on civic issues for Business in Vancouver, conducts tours and seminars on the development of Vancouver, and publishes an electronic magazine on urban issues, with a focus on Vancouver, called 'Price Tags.'
The Forum takes place at the Little Fox Theater, 2209 Broadway, in downtown Redwood City. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. An optional no-host dinner with the presenter and other participants will be held following the Forum for those wishing to continue the discussion. The Forum brings nationally-known speakers and presenters to Downtown Redwood City for in-depth dialogues on city design issues, providing an on-going venue for professional-level education and dialogue about urban design issues, today’s hottest urban design topics, and most cutting-edge techniques.
By bringing together local government officials from throughout the Bay Area, as well as planners, urban designers, architects, and other professionals in the urban design field, these forums are intended to educate and foster discussion on new and emerging concepts in city planning and design. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend.
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Downtown Development Manager