September 7, 2021

Public Salon: The Ideas Of Alain Bertaud.

Alain Bertaud will share his insights into making a great city with special attention to the Vancouver context. The ideas of Alain Bertaud could lead Vancouver to be a more affordable, prosperous and vibrant city that evolves organically in response to human needs.


Alain is the former chief Urban Planner with the World Bank and author of internationally acclaimed Order Without Design. He began his career workng for le Corbusier designing Chandigarh Capital of Punjab and is described as the Harrison Ford of planning because of the exotic places he has worked.

You will see the data visualization of Jens von Bergmann, Indigenous insights from Squamish Nations Leader Chris Lewis, insights from UBC SCARP Planning Professor Julia Harten, economics from SFU’s Andrey Pavlov, Wendy Water’s Real Estate perspective and thoughts from City Planner Michael Mortensen.

Please note that because a family health matter, rising Covid cases and uncertainties around the border Alain will be participating on the big screen. He will be coming to Vancouver to host community workshops at a later date.


Tickets for Presentations 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse and for online viewing here.

Vancouver Playhouse located at 600 Hamilton Street

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm


Inquiry for student complimentary tickets to attend the salon can be made at

Members of the Architectural Institute of BC and the Planning Institute of BC are eligible for 1.5 Professional Development Credits for attending.

BCSLA CE Credits are available for members of the British Columbia Society for Landscape Architects for attending.


Prior to the Bertaud Public Salon on Sep 20, Sam Sullivan has been hosting a series of Urban Lunches to discuss Bertaud’s ideas and other trends and issues in Vancouver.  Here is the most recent, last Aug 26, with Bruce Haden, Oliver Hartleben and Gordon Price.

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