April 2019

Can False Creek South Remain a Model Community in a Changing World?

Thursday, April 4 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sitka Square Meeting Room (Ground Level), 1092 Sitka Square

Register here: https://davidley.eventbrite.com

This event is the first of the FCSNA’s new speaker series touching on key issues to the False Creek South community.

City Council created False Creek South in the spirit of 1970s liberal ideology. With its innovative, mid-density design and mix of incomes, the neighbourhood stands in stark contrast to the 1990’s infatuation with globalization that shaped the north shore of False Creek.

In this talk, Dr. David Ley will speculate on how False Creek South’s creative characteristics might be retained and extended in the context of the Global Capital/Eco-density world of the present.

About Dr. David Ley

Dr. David Ley is an Emeritus Professor of urban and social geography at UBC. He has studied housing and neighbourhood issues in Vancouver and other Canadian cities in a national and global context. Following earlier publications on gentrification, a more recent book, Millionaire Migrants, examined the experience and impacts of wealthy families moving East Asia and Vancouver. His current research is on Housing Bubbles in Gateway Cities.

Neighbourhood Cleanup Party

Saturday, April 27 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Convivial Cafe, 680 Leg-in-Boot Square

Help tidy the neighbourhood! Join others for a neighbourhood cleanup party starting at 10:00 am at Convivial Cafe. No need to RSVP, just show up.