|David Beers, editor of the Tyee|
This City in Seven Years: My Greenest City
Thursday, May 22 – 7 pm
The City of Vancouver has set a bold goal for itself: to be the world’s greenest city by 2020. But while the metrics for what make a city livable -public transportation, access to quality education, cultural amenities – are easy to come by, what makes a city green is a little less clear.
Sure, the number of green jobs and bike lanes are factors, but pollution travels, so what does that mean for “city limits”? Can clean tech truly balance resource extraction? What is the role of the city as producer versus the city as consumer?
Join Spur, in partnership with SFU Public Square and The Tyee, for a talk on what it’s going to take to make Vancouver the resilient city moderated by David Beers.
(I’ll be one of the panelists.)