March 28, 2023
SALA/Urbanarium CityDebate (looking for SCARP participants!)
UBC APSC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture are producing a CityDebate!
Adding INTERVENERS to the model is a new idea - a way of mentoring young debaters and getting fresh perspectives on an issue - 2 students would be provided an honorarium to research, add their perspective and direct some questions to one or either of the sides.
CityDebate #15: Rethink the DTES Plan
The debate begins
The Downtown Eastside Plan (2014) was created to protect low-income residents and other community members by restricting new development and uses not specifically targeting the poor. Many believe the DTES is Vancouver's last authentic and compassionate neighbourhood in the city; others see a neighbourhood in decline. Is it time to rethink the DTES Plan to allow for a greater mix of self-supporting uses, residents and businesses? Or, does the DTES Plan effectively protect a vulnerable population and preserve/provide the best possibility for a cohesive neighbourhood?
Links to the Plan:
Downtown Eastside Plan (2014)
Downtown Eastside Implementation (2014-2018)
Participating so far:
CityDebate #12: Remove Colonial Markers
CityDebate #13: Commercialize the Seawall
CityDebate #14: Elect Regional Representatives
Organized by: Urbanarium, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Sponsored by: BOSA, Marcon, Quantum, RH Architects, Shato Holdings Ltd., Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel, Strand
Date & Time
Tue, March 28 : 6:00pm
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St