Ali Butcher | Re-Imagining Urban Space
Alasdair (‘Ali’) Butcher is a geographer, historian, and city enthusiast from Vancouver, Canada. After graduating from the Geography Department at the University of British Columbia, he took his passion for urban topics to the streets, founding Vancity Detours and guiding people through the lesser-known neighborhoods and histories of the city.
In 2011 he joined with Tour Guys Vancouver, a collective of story tellers, history nerds, and pop-culture buffs who revel in exposing locals and visitors alike to Vancouver’s unique brand of urbanism. He is particularly interested in how the changing physical form of the city reveals the changing values and priorities of its inhabitants.
In his spare time he enjoys hiking mountains, eating off-cuts, and fostering a psychotic-whippet Chihuahua.