CF City Views is a three-part podcast series that profiles three eras of downtown city-building, paralleled with three eras of one of Cadillac Fairview's most iconic projects: CF Pacific Centre.
Hosted by internationally respected practitioner and thought-leader on cities and city-building, Brent Toderian, CF City Views provides an unusual and engaging resource for Vancouverites and tourists to learn about the special history of Vancouver city-building. The podcast also touches on the historical and cultural impact that a development like CF Pacific Centre can have on shaping the city. Brent takes listeners through the story of Vancouver downtown community-building in three distinct eras, each corresponding with an episode, using interviews with professionals who were involved, and drawing on his city planning experience. Interviewees include renowned architect James Chang, former DVBIA President and CEO Charles Gauthier, and key CF leaders.
Episode 1: Freeway? No Way
In the first episode of CF City Views, we discuss the first iconic era of Vancouver city-making: the famous refusal to let freeways penetrate the downtown in the early 70’s, and how that decision changed everything for the city and paved the way for the plan, design and construction of CF Pacific Centre.
About the host
Brent Toderian is an internationally-renowned advisor to cities, governments and progressive developers on city planning, urban design, transportation and urban change. He founded TODERIAN UrbanWORKS in 2012, and is the former Director of City Planning for the City of Vancouver and the former/founding President of the Council For Canadian Urbanism. Brent is a vocal champion for more livable, vibrant and sustainable cities.
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