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Michael Geller’s latest lecture:

Higher density housing and new communities: Lessons from Europe

While high-rise buildings can be an attractive form of development, many new European communities are demonstrating how higher densities can be achieved in attractive low and mid-rise building forms. In this presentation, architect and planner Michael Geller will guide us through Orestad, Copenhagen, Parc Marianne Montpellier, HafenCity Hamburg, and Almere Oosterwold Netherlands, and other communities offering lessons for Vancouver.

Wednesday, February 15

7 pm

Room 1900, SFU Harbour Centre – 515 West Hastings

Ticket sales ended – but usually (not guaranteed) there are seats available at door.

Featured developments include

  • Ijburg, a new community in Amsterdam on 10 man-made islands

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Geller’s thesis is that while high-rise buildings can be an attractive form of development, throughout Europe there are numerous examples of attractive low and mid-rise housing forms that we should emulate.

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