Tuesday, February 07, 2006

CAF offers up April tour of Vancouver

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring a four-day study tour to Vancouver, Canada this coming April 27 through 30th. "Learning from Vancouver" has becoming a buzzword for everything from parks planning, affordable housing, and development that favors slender towers to keep openness in the skyline. This could be your chance to see firsthand whether the Vancouver mystique is reality or hype. Events will include tours and presentations by the city's co-director of planning and green architect Peter Busby, whose Brentwood transit station puts the CTA's innate conservatism to shame. (The former Busby & Associates firm is now a part of Chicago-based Perkins+Will). The $1,750 cost for the tour ($100 singles supplement), includes airfair, accomodations and meals. For information, contact Larren Austin at 312.922.3432 X 263, or check out the registration form online. The CAF will be offering another, weeklong tour to Rome this November.

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