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City Conversations | The Future (and Past) of Burnaby, Centre of the Region

May 4, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The way Burnaby is changing, and will change in years to come, is based on a pioneering plan to create a city of five town centres— Metrotown, Brentwood, Lougheed, Edmonds and Hastings— connected to each other and to the region by excellent transit. This highly livable design fits the Lower Mainland’s regional vision of “cities in a sea of green.” So in some important ways it’s Burnaby, not Vancouver, that is the centre of the Lower Mainland.

As part of the week-long SFU Festival of Learning, celebrating SFU’s 50th Anniversary, SFU City Conversations comes to the Burnaby Public Library for a lunchtime conversation featuring— YOU!

Because at SFU City Conversations, there are no Speakers and Audience. Yes, we start with three excellent Presenters who frame the topic with ideas and information. But most of this lunch hour is devoted to hearing your ideas, your opinions, questions, observations. You, if you choose, are a Participant in the conversation.

We want to hear what you think of the ways that Burnaby’s current growth and planning is being expressed, and particularly how Burnaby plans to address future growth of residences, businesses, industry and public resources and amenities.

To start the conversation, we have urban planner David Pereira, author of a definitive history of Burnaby’s design; Gary Begin, Constituency Assistant to MLA Richard Lee; and one other speaker.

Then it’s your turn to question, observe, and offer your opinions. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Please note the different location: Burnaby Public Library.

Registration is required for this event. Please register here.


Meeting Room Bob Prittie Metrotown (Burnaby Public Library)
6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, Canada


SFU Public Square