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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.
Lecturer Michael Geller is an architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades’ experience in the public, private and institutional sectors. He serves on the Adjunct Faculty of the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development and writes a bi-weekly civic affairs column in the Vancouver Courier. A past-president of the Urban Development Institute, he travels extensively and writes a blog at gellersworldtravel.blogspot.com.