37 min

Vancouver, Tall Buildings and Brent Toderian Ep09 The Life-Sized City Urbanism Podcast

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I’ve never been a fan of tall buildings. On a visit to Vancouver, I needed someone to convince me that they aren’t inherently bad. The most obvious choice is my friend Brent Toderian, urban planner and former Chief Planner for the City of Vancouver. We spoke in the Olympic Village - one of the projects Brent is most proud of - about the urban development in Vancouver. He tells me what Vancouver learned from the world and - more importantly - what the world can learn from Vancouver. I learn why European cities do tall buildings badly, about strategic densification and that at the end of the day, we should just design a good building that lands well, regardless of height.

I’ve never been a fan of tall buildings. On a visit to Vancouver, I needed someone to convince me that they aren’t inherently bad. The most obvious choice is my friend Brent Toderian, urban planner and former Chief Planner for the City of Vancouver. We spoke in the Olympic Village - one of the projects Brent is most proud of - about the urban development in Vancouver. He tells me what Vancouver learned from the world and - more importantly - what the world can learn from Vancouver. I learn why European cities do tall buildings badly, about strategic densification and that at the end of the day, we should just design a good building that lands well, regardless of height.

37 min