Category Archives: Downtown

The City Walks – In the Shadow of Mega-Events: Protests, Policing and the Military in Victoria

You are invited to participate in a discussion based walking tour on the policing of mega-events and police-military connections in Victoria. In partnership with The City Talks, this walk will take up some of the themes in Adam Molnar’s lecture, In … Continue reading

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The City Walks – “Places of Worship, Social Services & City Planning in Victoria”

You are invited to attend the second in a series of discussion based walking tours on the Religious Landscape of Victoria. In partnership with The City Talks, The City Walks seek to promote public dialogue on important urban themes. This … Continue reading

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The City Walks Outline – “Old Religions in New Cities, New Religions in Old Cities”

Last week, I invited readers to attend the first in a series of discussion based, scholarly walking tours on the Religious Landscape of Victoria.* In partnership with The City Talks, The City Walks seek to promote public dialogue on important … Continue reading

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The City Walks – “Old Religions in New Cities, New Religions in Old Cities”

You are invited to attend the first in a series of discussion based, scholarly walking tours on the Religious Landscape of Victoria. In partnership with The City Talks, The City Walks seek to promote public dialogue on important urban themes. … Continue reading

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Jane’s Walk 2013 – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Jane’s Walks Interrogate Urban Visions, Explore Downtown Walkways and Promote Urban Forestry May 1, 2013 Victoria, B.C. – Three local walks are planned for Victoria and Saanich as part of the international Jane’s Walk weekend, taking … Continue reading

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Vincent’s Victoria Urban Miscellany — April 7, 2013

An occasional miscellany, including an early Victoria-Vancouver Travel Film, The Journal of Urban History on Urban Renewal, and an update about Vincent’s Victoria Walking Tours. Gordon Price draws our attention to a 1935 MGM Travel Talks short movie narrated by James A. Fitzpatrick, “The … Continue reading

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Reading List: A History of Urban Renewal in Saanich

Thanks to everybody who came to my talk on Urban Renewal in Saanich yesterday evening. There was a great turnout, and we had a really interesting discussion after the talk. As promised, here’s the list of recommended reading that I … Continue reading

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