Please join RePlan and the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association on October 3 for the next in our Speaker Series:

A New Neighbourhood, Not Another Housing Project: Vancouver’s False Creek South, Four Decades Later

False Creek South is the outcome of lessons learned from the urban renewal and public housing projects of the 1950s and 1960s. The planners were presented with the challenge of creating a livable socially mixed residential environment from scratch in a location isolated from the city’s other neighbourhoods. David Hulchanski will place the 1970s development and evolution of the False Creek South neighbourhood in the context of other new neighbourhoods that were developed in the postwar decades, neighbourhoods that are now facing renewal challenges. The aim is to bring a wider perspective to the consideration of the possible futures for False Creek South.

David Hulchanski is a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. His research and teaching are focused on the social and human rights aspects of housing, neighbourhoods, and community development. In collaboration with scholars at UBC, he directs the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership examining 40-year trends in neighbourhood social, economic, and ethno-cultural change in Canadian cities with international comparisons.

Thursday, October 3
Sitka Square meeting room, 1092 Sitka Square

Tickets are free. Please RSVP at