From 1927 to 2017: How Early City Planning Shaped Today's Vancouver

Elder Scholar

In 1927, the three municipalities of Point Grey, South Vancouver and Vancouver drew up zoning, road and park plans in preparation for the municipalities’ eventual amalgamation in 1929, a move that would create Canada’s third largest city. Explore and understand how this early planning work and the resulting zoning shaped the city that Vancouver is today.

The first class will be an introductory lecture held at UBC Robson Square, with the class heading out on walks for the remaining four classes. The instructor will advise the class where to meet each week for the walking tours.

JOHN ATKIN is a well-known author, historian and heritage advocate. His most recent book is The Changing City, co-authored with Andy Coupland.


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