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INVITE: Vancouver’s View Protection Policy Lecture with Larry Beasley and SFU City Program
Learn how Vancouver's public views policies were developed and implemented
Join SFU's City Program and SFU Urban Studies for a free lecture by former Vancouver Planning Director, Larry Beasley, on a key policy that has shaped Vancouver's skyline.
Vancouver’s View Protection Policy has shaped downtown Vancouver into one of the most recognizable skylines in the world and ensured views of the city, water and mountains from various viewpoints across the city remain a public commons. Countless views are automatically protected from the dense heart of the downtown out, along the corridors.
This presentation is by Larry Beasley, the former Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, who was instrumental in crafting the view protection policy. He will delve into how the policy was developed and implemented.
This in-person event will also be live streamed for online attendees.
About the speaker: Larry Beasley
Larry Beasley is a senior Canadian city planner, urban designer, teacher and author.
He is the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning and development consultancy. For many years, he was the chief planner for the City of Vancouver and he has just retired as the ‘Distinguished Practice’ Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia.
Among many leadership roles, he currently sits on the board of the Green Line Transit Project in Calgary; he also long served on the boards of TransLink in Metro Vancouver, the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, and the Committee for International Economic Development in Rotterdam.
Working in cities around the world, he has completed game-changing assignments in Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Dallas, Scandinavia, Australia, and across Canada.
He has authored two popular books—Vancouverism and Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs. He teaches extensively and his online course has had a worldwide reach.
Larry Beasley has received several honourary doctorates as well as the Kevin Lynch Prize from MIT and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a Member of the Order of Canada.
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