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Vincent Andrisani

Sonic Urbanist & Educator, SFU in Vancouver

The Sounds of the City

PRESENTED ON AUG 12, 2017
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 16

"We have a lot to learn from listening to the everyday sounds that surround us."

In "The Sounds of the City" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, Vincent Andrisani explains the important role that sounds play in our everyday lives. In his talk, Vincent argues that if we listen to the city with enough patience and curiosity, we can hear ideas for a more equitable approach to urban design and planning.

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Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
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@ VOL 10 ON FEB 05, 2013

Patrick Piuma -- organizer of PKN Louisville -- develops a case for the need for more density in Louisville, particularly a dense, modern neighborhood just south of downtown in an effort to provide more housing options and position Louisville for the new century of global competition for talent and to improve the city's quality of place.

 
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@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

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BY THOMAS HUSSEY
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Thomas Hussey talks about China's current growth in urbanization. Although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms. 

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BY MARC DE PAPE
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 27, 2013

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BY PRESTON J. CASTILLE, JR.
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

Preston Castille is a self-described social engineer, who sees it as his responsibility to change and improve the world. Listen as he shares the way his personal and professional experience informs his inspiring vision for the future of our city. 

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Our Future City

BY VANESSA LIRA
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

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Tackling Loneliness Through Design

BY MITCHELL REARDON
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

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Life Between Umbrellas: Designing a Rain-Friendly City

BY ANDREW PASK
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Public spaces – the parks, plazas, and streets that comprise half of Vancouver’s land-base – are the connective tissue that ties the city together. Public space is a canvas for urban life – a stage for social and cultural activities, a marketplace of local economic activity, a forum for democratic engagement. And yet, for much of the year, our spaces are challenged by rain and inclement weather. With even heavier rains in the future, how can we ensure that Vancouver’s public spaces remain vibrant people places all year round?