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explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life in Vancouver...About the talks:
Taking place on Saturday, March 24 at 2PM at 221A Artist Run Centre, the project team of local architects, landscape architects, and designers will present their urban future proposals for Vancouver. The presenters will then open for questions and discussion with the panel and public.
Intent on broadening current discourse on Vancouver, this project explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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221 Georgia St E (at Main)
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