MOV’s 2nd annual “Built City” lecture series with Architecture Canada will explore the “3 Rs of City Building, and Vancouver’s Urban Evolution. This three part series invites city thinkers from all disciplines and areas of interest, to make connections between community, policy & governance, to the ideals and economics of architectural theory and practice. Part 2: RESCALE will see the pairing of John Robinson and Sadhu Johnson.
Date: November 8, 2012
Admission: $12 | MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
*includes admission to Object(ing): The Art & Design of Tobias Wong
*RAIC members eligible for 2 Core LUs
Register online: www.builtcitynov8.eventbrite.com
Part 2: RESCALE
Cities are the leading edge of developing and implementing transformative social change. Vancouver is a key example of this, and as it continues to grow and innovate, its leadership has influenced and affected the scale and realm of possibility. John and Sadhu will present insights from their past and ongoing projects, and offer their thoughts on this second “R” in the Built City lecture series.
John Robinson is the Executive Director of The University of British Columbia Sustainability Initiative and a professor with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Geography. John was a report co-author and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded the Nobel Prize with Al Gore in 2007.
As Deputy City Manager, Sadhu Johnson contributes to the overall management of the City of Vancouver. Sadhu oversees the environmental and emergency development areas within the City Manager’s Office. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Sadhu served as Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Chief Environmental Officer where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Chicago Climate Change Action Plan, which Scientific American referred to it as one of the world’s most comprehensive municipal climate plans.