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Future Livability: Boast or Bust? Can Metro Vancouver Maintain its "Livability Credibility" for the Next 30 Years?
September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vancouver & ONLINE *live webcast @ 7:00 pm PST*
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at SFU Woodwards), 149 West Hastings, Vancouver
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Future Livability: Boast or Bust? Can Metro Vancouver maintain its "Livability Credibility" for the next 30 years?Speaker: Gil Peñalosa, 8-80 CitiesDate: September 17, 7 pm PSTAdmission: Free, but reservations are required. ReservePlease note that this lecture will be live webcast at the following link: http://creative-services.sfu.ca/broadcast/The Metro Vancouver region is frequently cited among the world's most livable. Just this summer, Vancouver – and by extension much of our region – was cited by The Economist as the third most livable city in the world, with particular kudos for our current and near-term rapid transit connections through Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Moody. Can we maintain our frequently and broadly cited international livability credibility? With a million new residents, 600,000 new jobs and potentially 3 million more car trips per day in our region by 2040, how will we maintain the unique and treasured qualities we enjoy throughout Metro Vancouver?Internationally acclaimed "healthy cities" expert Gil Peñalosa believes in the importance of mobility in planning healthy, sustainable cities – cities where people can walk, bike, and access transit to carry out their daily activities, no matter their age, ability, or social status.As part of SFU's Rethinking Transportation Speaker Series, Gil will share examples from around the world that show that transportation systems that put people first from the point of view of public health, environment, recreation, mobility, and economic development lead to sustainable, healthier, more vibrant and livable cities.Join Gil Peñalosa of 8-80 Cities to learn more about what we can all do to protect the future livability of our local communities and the importance of investing in our transportation system so we can preserve our quality of life now and for generations to come.Additional lecture details can be found here.