Singapore Inc. and Vancouverism: Hazards of Modelling City Growth

November 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Room 141, Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building (HNES)
York University
Toronto, ON M3J
York Centre for Asian Research

greenbergCharles Greenberg, Capilano University

Over the past decade there has been a growing understanding that both Singapore and Vancouver are successful models of urgan growth. While there is no denying the ‘livability’ of these cities, there may be risk and vulnerabilities associated with the perceived success. The presentation, drawing on these two urban role models, attempts to map the hazards and intrinsic costs of performative success, which may include inequality, affordability and discrimination.

Professor Greenberg completed his PhD in urban and cultural geography and Asian studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He taught geography at the University of Sydney for five years and has been a faculty member of Capilano University and UBC since 1990. He teaches a wide range of courses including human geography, urban studies, environmental geography, ecotourism, and Asian Studies. His current sabbatical year is dedicated to writing a book called ‘Reading Canada’.

This event is co-presented by the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the York Centre for Asian Research.

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