Category Archives: Events

Vincent’s Victoria Urban Events – March 2 to March 8, 2014

An occasional post featuring urban themed events in the Victoria area. • March 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Legacy Gallery Building Better Cities: Urban Renewal, State Power, and Democracy in 1960s Halifax and Vancouver Tina Loo, Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia … Continue reading

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The City Walks – The Paradoxes of Place: Policing Poverty & Pursuing Social Justice in Victoria

“The key political challenge… is to replace the fear-inducing language of ‘disorder and decline’ with a more capacious, just and inclusive public discourse… Such a political appeal would aim not at fear and castigation but at the human capacity for … Continue reading

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The City Talks – Surveillance Readings

For the upcoming City Walk on surveillance in Victoria, I’ve suggested a couple of readings and/or linked to some videos that raise issues for discussion at each site. While it’s not necessary to read or view any of them in … Continue reading

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The City Walks – Is Everywhere Under Surveillance?

This spring, the theme of The City Talks is Security in the City. In the first lecture of the series, Queens University sociologist David Murakami Wood offers a comparative view of surveillance in London, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. This event … Continue reading

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The City Walks – “Victoria in the Religious Imagination”

You are invited to attend the third  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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Walking Tour Featured Resource: Historic Places’ Edifica

One of the questions I often raise in my discussion based walking tours is how heritage information sources, like plaques and monuments, function in our urban environment. I recently discovered an app created by HistoricPlaces.ca called Edifica, which combines information … Continue reading

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The City Walks Reading List – Victoria in the Religious Imagination

On November 23, 2013, I will be leading the third in a series of walking tours, on Victoria in the Religious Imagination. The tour takes up some of the themes and issues raised by Myer Siemiatycki in his City Talk at the Legacy Gallery on … Continue reading

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