Here’s the email I got from Space’s mailing list today:
Dear friends, urbanites, and public space enthusiasts,
On behalf of Spacing Magazine, with apologies for the short notice, I would like to invite you to a special event taking place tomorrow evening. Spacing‘s latest issue names the “100 Best Public Spaces in Canada,” so we are celebrating the inclusion of Beacon Hill Park (Top 10 in Canada!), the Inner Harbour, Causeway, the Galloping Goose, Fernwood Square, and the Dallas Road Waterfront.
Spacing has lined up a great local panel of experts who are going to talk about developing great public spaces and discussing the best ones found in Victoria – including ones that didn’t make the list or don’t exist yet. So pick up something to eat from Red Fish, Blue Fish; Foo; the Noodle Box; Hernand’ez; or your favourite downtown eatery on your way to Market Square and and join us for a lively alfresco discussion/debate of the importance of public spaces to Victoria.
Hope you can attend.
on behalf of Spacing Magazine
PS – Please invite your friends and colleagues! It’s a free event and open to the public. Facebook event link below.
PUBLIC SPACE PUBLIC FORUMA discussion and debate focusing on Victoria public spacesTuesday, July 5, 2011 — 6 to 8 pm — FreeMarket Square Courtyard, Victoria, BCPanelists:Matthew Blackett, Spacing Publisher & Creative Director (moderator)Franc D’Ambrosio, Architect, D’Ambrosio Architecture + UrbanismLee Herrin, Executive Director, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource GroupKevin King, Senior Planner – Urban Design, Development Services, City of VictoriaJohn Luton, City Councillor, Victoria & Executive Director, Capital Bike & Walk Society
Join Spacing Magazine in celebrating the release of its first-ever national issue for a public forum with local experts on urban design, architecture, sustainable transportation, and community buildingfocused on the top public spaces in Victoria.Sponsored by BMO SmartSteps for Homeowners, Autoshare, and the Canada Council for the Arts.