City Talks Lecture

Please join The City Talks, the Department of History, and the School of Environmental Studies for a special event:

March 5: Building Better Cities: Urban Renewal, State Power, and Democracy in 1960s Halifax and Vancouver
Tina Loo
Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia

Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 PM

Legacy Art Gallery ~ 630 Yates Street, Victoria

Free Public Event

Tina Loo is the former Canada Research Chair in Environmental History and current Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of two acclaimed books and numberous award willing articles, including her recentStates of Nature: Conserving Canada's Wildlife in the Twentieth Century, which was awarded the Canadian Historical Association's Sir John A. Macdonald Prize and the Harold Adams Innis Prize of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.


This special City Talk is a preview of Professor Loo's current book project. Within this talk, Loo will explore Canada's tumultuous relationship with urban planners and planning. Focusing on the controversies in 1960s Victoria and Halifax, Loo demonstrates that debates about cities are rooted in contests over citizenship and the state.

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