Museum of Vancouver Exhibit Looks to the Future

by Naoibh O’Connor
Vancouver Courier, Jan 20, 2016

Image: Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver runs Jan 21 to May 15 at the Museum of Vancouver. Courtesy Vancouver Courier, photo by Dan Toulgoet(Image: Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver runs Jan 21 to May 15 at the Museum of Vancouver. Courtesy Vancouver Courier, photo by Dan Toulgoet)

Imagine a 2,500-foot-high tower downtown that takes a street grid 90 degrees so it points upward, or a series of elevated public parks on the upper levels of buildings, or parks on barges that could be moved around the city.

These are among ideas — some a bit tongue-in-cheek — dreamed up by architects and urban designers from around the region in the Future Scenarios portion of the new Museum of Vancouver exhibition Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver that opens Jan. 21.

Museum of Vancouver and the Vancouver Urbanarium Society are co-presenting the show, which tackles some of the most hotly debated topics in the city — affordability, density, transportation and public space. Read more…

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