Visions of the Urban Future, Matt Hern discussion & book signing

Event Details

Date:
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM

Visions of the Urban Future, Matt Hern discussion & book signing

What will it take to make our cities truly sustainable? In his new book, Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future, urbanist Matt Hern gives us a refreshingly down-to-earth look at the importance of place in the urban future. Hern argues that if we want to preserve what’s still left of the natural world, we need use less of its resources. He sees cities as a our best option for a sustainable future if they remain vibrant, dynamic spaces that are unfolded by millions of people working together—and not by master plans and planners. The book focuses on his critique of his home city of Vancouver as a case study for examining how we should interrogate our urban places.

Please join us for a discussion and book signing with Matt Hern. Hern is the director of the Purple Thistle Center in East Vancouver. He holds a PhD in Urban Studies, lectures globally and teaches at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. This event is co-sponsored by Get Lost Travel Books.