CanU STEP UP Series: Interview with Larry Beasley

Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021


In 2021 the Council for Canadian Urbanism introduced a series of interviews with authors of recent books exploring urban design in contemporary city-building. Vancouverism is the first of these. 

Don’t miss this evocative conversation between Larry Beasley and Meg Holden, Director of the Urban Studies program at Simon Fraser University. Their conversation covers all the critical themes in the book and doesn’t shy away from the tough stuff: affordability, the role of planners as city-builders, deal brokering with developers, and exporting the principles of Vancouverism abroad. Larry shares what worked and what didn’t in the remarkable downtown transformation he helped to shape.

Complementing the interview, Larry Beasley leads a tour of Downtown South, a neighbourhood that exemplifies many of the tenets of ‘Vancouverism’. You can view it on the CanU website.

Posted by Megan M.
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