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While in Vancouver covering the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Travelín On met with some key individuals who shaped the Games and who are helping to build a remarkable legacy for the city. First, youíll meet Svein Romstad, the Secretary General of the International Luge Federation. Svein will discuss how the sport of Luge has changed, the Federationís response following the tragic accident in Whistler and what preparations are being made for 2016 Sochi. Then, Gordon Price, Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver will discuss the cityís culture and sustainability efforts and the lasting legacy of the Games. Finally, Roger Bayley, Design Manager of the Olympic Village will talk about this ground-breaking project and the future plans for this development.
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Svein Romstad of the International Luge Federation
Svein Romstad joins Ian & Tonya to talk about his unique sport, and where itís headed following the death of Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili during the Vancouver Olympics.
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Olympic Village Design Manager Roger Bayley
Roger Bayley talks to Ian & Tonya about the new community Millennium Water, which is setting new standards for sustainable neighborhoods, as it transitions from housing athletes to becoming Vancouverís hottest neighborhood.
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A Perspective on Vancouver
Simon Fraser Universityís City Program Director Gordon Price shares his perspectives on his hometown of Vancouver, the legacy of these games, and what makes his city one of the most livable and sustainable cities in the world.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Roger Bayley
Roger Bayley is principal of Merrick Architecture, which he co founded in 1984 with Principal Paul Merrick. Roger is currently responsible as the Design Manager for Vancouverís 2010 Olympic Village development, Millennium Water. This clearly defined role within the projectís architectural contract addresses the coordination of the 150-plus consultant team across all aspects of the project. Roger has managed and directed Merrick Architecture since its inception and provides project definition, value engineering, quality control, resource management and project scheduling. His role includes the management of staff and the coordination of the Consultants being used by the Firm. His background in structural engineering and construction management are highly valued in the design process and he has been instrumental in establishing new cooperative approaches to the development of projects and the management of capital expenditures. He has worked extensively in the coordination of multi-disciplinary teams for engineering, construction management, architectural and restoration projects. His most recognized contribution focuses around the balancing of Design achievement with the pragmatics of technical excellence and project budgeting.

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Gordon Price
Gordon Price, 58, is the Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, where he developed and teaches the course 'Vancouver and Its Times.' In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) in 1999. Mr. Price is also a regular lecturer on transportation and land use for the City of Portland, Oregon and Portland State University. He has written several extensive essays on Vancouver and transportation issues - The Deceptive City, Local Politician's Guide to Urban Transportation - and has been published in numerous journals, including those of the American and Canadian Planning Associations. In 2003, he received the Plan Canada Award for Article of the Year - "Land Use and Transportation: The View from '56" - from the Canadian Institute of Planners - He has spoken at numerous conventions and conferences in many countries, writes a monthly column for Business in Vancouver on civic issues, and conducts tours and seminars on the development of Vancouver. He also publishes an electronic magazine on urban issues, with a focus on Vancouver, called "Price Tags" - www.pricetags.ca. He sits on the Boards of the Sightline Institute and the International Centre for Sustainable Cities.

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