Welcome to The City!

My name is Andy Longhurst and I am very pleased to launch The City, a new weekly show on CiTR Radio 101.9 FM on Tuesdays from 5-6pm. The first show is 5pm on Tuesday, February 21. On the show, you’ll find critical discussions on a variety of urban issues — from housing to food security to city politics. You’ll also find music from a variety of genres and artists on the show. The show will primarily focus on issues in Vancouver, but inherently these are issues that are relevant in cities around the world. You can read more about the show here. Be sure to check out all the ways you can listen here as well. My aim is to cover issues that matter to you — the listener. If there is an issue or story you would like covered on the show, please let me know. Please send me your comments as well. You can tweet the show at @TheCityonCiTR.

Again, here are all the ways to get in touch with The City:

twitter: @TheCityonCiTR

email: thecity.citr@gmail.com

live during the show: 604-822-CITR

On the first show

The first half of the show will include highlights from Professor Bill Rees‘ keynote address at the 2012 UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Symposium. Bill Rees, along with Mathis Wackernagel, developed the ecological footprint analysis. Prof. Rees has been a leading voice calling for a steady state economy to address socio-economic and environmental crises of climate change, income inequality, and diminishing natural resources, namely petroleum.

On the second half of the show, I will be speaking with Stephen Bohus and Sandeep Johal of the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant (RAMP) and Sean Antrim of The Mainlander. We will be discussing the proposed rezoning of E Broadway and Kingsway for a 19-storey multi-use development, including 241 residential market condos and a two-storey commercial podium. More information on the rezoning application is available on the City of Vancouver’s website. We will be discussing how rezoning works in Vancouver, the details of this proposal by the developers, Rize Alliance, and the implications of this rezoning and proposed development. We will be taking your calls live starting at 5:40pm. You can call the studio line at 604-822-CITR.

If you have any questions for the show or guests, please email them to thecity.citr@gmail.com.

I’m looking forward to the first show!

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