Media Coverage

Burnaby Now Newspaper, October 21, 2015: “Class Act: Burnaby school buries eight-year time capsule”. Available online: 

News 1130, September 6, 2015: “Looking back at a half-century of innovation atop Burnaby Mountain”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 24, 2015: “Lively City: Garden parties and outdoor music? Must be summer”. Available online:

Burnaby NewsLeader, June 17, 2015: “City of Burnaby hands out environment awards”. Available online:

The Georgia Straight, June 16, 2015: “EcoSoMo publics artwork reflects past and future of SFU’s UniverCity on Burnaby Mountain”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 16, 2015: “Lively City: Summer buskers, artist talk and a whole lot more”. Available online:

SFU Peak Newspaper, June 15, 2015: “Himalayan Peak closes its doors after over 10 years”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 9, 2015: “Stoney Creek Environment Committee wins city award”. Available online:

Vancouver Sun Newspaper, April 24, 2015: “First Nations, municipalities, universities emerging players in Metro Vancouver land development”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, March 31 2015: “UniverCity liquor store in the works”. Available online:

Vancouver Sun Newspaper, March 28, 2015: “Malls reach for the sky”. Available online: 

Award Magazine, February 2015: “Altitude”. Available online:

The Globe and Mail online, February 4, 2015: “How aging boomers will disrupt Canada’s demographic ‘crisis’”. Available online:

CKNW AM 980, January 25, 2015: The Jill Bennett Show. Available online: Gordon’s interview begins at the 7:00am portion of the show at the 21 minute mark in the program.

SFU Peak Newspaper, January 12, 2015: “New dining options to open on SFU Burnaby” Available online: 

Vancouver Sun Newspaper, January 3, 2015: “BC assessments show strong appreciation in Vancouver single-family home values” Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, December 30, 2014: “More child-care spaces coming to Burnaby”. Available online:

Business in Vancouver, December 2, 2014: “Carla Guerrera: Better living through planning”. Available online:

The Peak, September 22, 2014: “UniverCity celebrates 10th anniversary”. Available online:

SFU News, September 18, 2014: “UniverCity’s evolving community turns 10” Available online:

Georgia Straight online, August 27, 2014: “10-year anniversary Block Party at UniverCity, SFU”

Kids, August 27, 2014: “UniverCity 10-year anniversary Block Party featuring Bobs & Lolo” 

The Peak, July 28, 2014: “SFU Dining Services lays out plans for new venues”. Available online:

The Vancouver Sun Newspaper, July 21, 2014: “Opinion: SFU showed way for affordable housing”. Available online:
Comment on Original Op-ed article July 22, 2014:
Gordon Harris’ follow up comment on Op-ed article July 25, 2014: 

Burnaby NewsLeader, July 10, 2014: “Fire chief raises safety concerns about pipeline plan”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 20, 2014: Top 10 Free (or Dirt Cheap) Things to Do in Burnaby This Summer”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 19, 2014: “Why the National Energy Board must say no”. Available online:

Burnaby NewsLeader, June 18, 2014: “SFU students continue to fight for gondola”. Available online:

The Province Newspaper, June 17, 2014: “SFU students disappointed Burnaby gondola excluded from $7.5B transportation plan”. Available online:

The Peak Newspaper, June 16, 2014: “SFU gondola plans grounded”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 16, 2014: “SFU students want Burnaby Mountain gondola in mayors’ transportation plan”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 12, 2014: “Here & Now: Bike fair postponed”. Available online:

Burnaby Now Newspaper, June 12, 2014: “Lively city: Burnaby musicians take on nation’s best” Available online:

New Condo Guide, May 30, 2014: “Altitude: Up here you live better” Available online:

The Province, April 24, 2014: “White never goes out of style” Available online:

“ULI Spring 2014: UniverCity Property Tour Slideshow” by Mike Ratliff. Multi-Housing News Online, April 18, 2014 

Burnaby NewsLeader, April 11, 2014: “Tower will be high point in Metro” Available on-line:

“Industrial Design and Influence of Granville Island” video by Dialog: UniverCity is mentioned at the 5 minute and 20 second mark, , April 8, 2014

“Live on top of the world in Burnaby Mountain’s awesome new community” by Bob Kronbauer. VancouverIsAwesome blog, April 8, 2014

The Vancouver Sun, April 7, 2014: “Welcome to the Urban Land Institute 2014 spring meeting in Vancouver” Available on-line:

The Vancouver Sun, April 7, 2014: “’Vancouverism’ gets its day in the sun” Available on-line: 

The Vancouver Sun, April 7, 2014: “Liberty’s Centreblock newest addition to growing SFU community” Available on-line:

“UBC to give affordable housing as perks to ‘valuable’ profs” by Jumy Dapo and Shanel Khaliq. blog, March 31, 2014

New Condo Guide, March 21, 2014: “CentreBlock at UniverCity” Available on-line:

Metro News Regina, March 20, 2014: “Regina eyeing Edmonton, Vancouver for possible housing solutions” Available on-line:

“Learning from a Living Building” by Pat Frouws. SFU Talking Sustainability blog,
March 13, 2014

Chinese Home and Realty Weekly, March 6, 2014. Available on-line:

“What does it take to be a Living Building?” by Dale Mikkelsen.  SFU Talking Sustainability blog, March 4, 2014

“A UniverCity next to a University” by Phil Roberts. sixty7 Architecture Road, February 24, 2014.

The Peak, February 17, 2014: “Burnaby Campus Addresses Alcohol Demands”
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Epoch Times, February 8, 2014: “UniverCity – The model example community of sustainable development”. Available on-line:

The Vancouver Sun, February 5, 2014: “No need to be frightened by higher densities in neighbourhoods” Opinion piece in response to Gordon Gibson’s op-ed. Available on-line:

Gordon Gibson’s op-ed article: The Vancouver Sun, February 3, 2014: “We have a choice on density” Opinion piece. Available on-line:

novae res urbis, January 27, 2014: “Rethinking Suburbia” Available on-line:

Ming Pao Magazine, January 25, 2014: Vancouver Home Prices the Second Least Affordable in the World. High Density Community Life Helps Saving Money and Makes Mortgages More Affordable.” Available on-line:

“For the People” by Jessica Woolliams. Canadian Architect, January 2014
Feature on UniverCity Childcare Centre.

gb&d (Green Building & Design Magazine), January/February 2014 Edition: “Nature + Nurture” pgs 84-90 (Article about UniverCity Childcare Centre). Available on-line:

“Expensive, Inconvenient Suburbs Need to Change” by Gordon Harris. Huffington Post online, Jan 22, 2014. Business

“Suburban Sprawl: Innovative approaches to managing suburban sprawl in Canada”. Event details (Panelist: Gordon Harris, FCIP President & CEO, UniverCity, SFU Community Trust). Sustainable Prosperity, Jan 13, 2014.