Tour Leaders Wanted: Vancouver Urban Forum

On Wednesday June 6, 2012, the Global Civic Policy Society will host the Vancouver Urban Forum. The forum, produced by the Global Civic Policy Society and its Center for Fourth Wave Urban Reform, will examine opportunities for urban reform. The theme of the conference is “achieving urban densification”, and includes a local tour for visiting delegates to highlight the different types of density at different times and under different circumstances in the city’s history.  Delegates are likely to include visitors from as far away as Albania, Bangladesh, Australia and Colombia, as well as from other Canadian cities like Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Red Deer, etc.  The tour is scheduled to take place from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, the day before the Urban Forum formally begin. The tentative schedule would start from the Waterfront Station with stops in the West End, Olympic Village, Concorde Pacific, Coal Harbour, False Creek South, etc. The  organizers are open to suggestions, adjustments and creativity. It is anticipated that about 20 people will take part in the tour, and a trolley bus has been rented. The society  is looking for volunteer tour leaders with representation from different disciplines. Please contact the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (604 -682-5610) by noon on Wednesday, May 30  if you would like to take part. For more information on the Vancouver Urban Forum, go to

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