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Powerful Place-Making Meets Cowboy Culture

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 17, 2012 01:08 AM
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by Brent Toderian last modified Jul 16, 2012

Returning home to Vancouver last week after taking in some of the 100th Anniversary world-famous Calgary Stampede, I find myself thinking about the relationship between city-defining events and place-making. I also couldn’t help remembering an unusual moment in my career that relates to the Stampede. In 2006 when I was 36, after 4 rounds of interviews, I found myself in a closed-door session with Vancouver's City Council. I was being recommended to Council to become the new Director of City Planning, replacing former Co-Directors Larry Beasley and Dr. Ann McAfee. Council was meeting me for the first time, before going in-camera to officially decide on my hiring. read more




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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