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SKYWALKING THROUGH BURNABY: A Tour of Town Centres on Rail

Sunday, May 1, 2016

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, Burnaby Public Library

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Join Gordon Price for a Skytrain “walk” through the City of Burnaby’s town centres. This city walking tour will begin at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch of the Burnaby Public Library with a talk by Gordon and David Pereira about the development of the City of Burnaby and its town centres. Gordon will explain some of the planning theory and trends that have shaped the City of Burnaby and some of the forces likely to shape its future. He will then lead participants onto the Skytrain for a visit to Burnaby’s town centres. The talk will last about a half hour. The walk will begin at around 2 and conclude between 4 and 5 pm.

People from Burnaby or anywhere in the region interested in how a vision from the mid-20th-century (“Cities in a Sea of Green”) has shaped a city for the 21st century. Some understanding of urban planning and design ideas is helpful. Anecdotes from the past are also welcome.

This is a walking tour. Participants will ride the Skytrain, visit Burnaby’s town centres and then return, if they wish, to the Bob Brittie Metrotown library. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared for rain if necessary. The walk is free but participants are expected to cover the cost of their Skytrain ticket.

 

This event is brought to you by the City Program.

For more information, visit Continuing Studies online.

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