Can False Creek South remain a model community in a changing world?
A talk by Dr. David Ley (Emeritus Professor of urban and social geography, UBC)
April 4, 2019 (Thursday), 7 to 9 pm
Sitka Square Meeting Room (Ground Level), 1092 Sitka Square, Vancouver
City Council created False Creek South in the spirit of 1970s liberal ideology as an innovative built environment, for a mix of incomes and households. This talk will highlight the distinctive features of the False Creek South community. Its distinctiveness is emphasized in contrast to the very different post-Expo development on the north shore, characteristic of the current era of globalisation.
To what extent can False Creek South’s innovative characteristics be retained and extended in the context of the global capital/eco-density world of the present?
Dr. David Ley, Emeritus Professor of urban and social geography at UBC, has studied housing and neighbourhood issues in Vancouver and other Canadian cities in a national and global context. Following earlier publications on gentrification, a more recent book, Millionaire Migrants, examined the experience and impacts of wealthy families moving between East Asia and Vancouver. His current research project is entitled “Housing Bubbles in Gateway Cities.”
As the world changes at an ever increasing pace, False Creek South is looking to be a leader in diverse methods of affordable housing and strategic community innovation.