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Sullivan’s Travels: A modest proposal to move back the date of B.C.’s founding by half a century

At the approach to the Dunsmuir viaduct, opposite the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain stop, rises the Beatty Street Drill Hall, the Canadian Forces armoury that is home to the city’s oldest military unit, the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own). It’s a handsome, unnoticed building in the Baronial style, designed by Canada’s onetime chief architect David […]

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CBC The Early Edition interview with Sam Sullivan and Modernize Tailors Oct. 31, 2013

Elaine Chau interviews Bill Wong and Sam Sullivan on the 100th anniversary of Modernize Tailors, the most iconic tailor shop in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan welcomes visiting Chinese artists

By Christopher Reynolds, Vancouver Sun  September 22, 2012 6:01 PM VANCOUVER – Former mayor Sam Sullivan inaugurated a week-long exhibition of Chinese art at a downtown Vancouver gallery Saturday, welcoming a visiting delegation of prominent artists to the city. Except the artists were nowhere to be seen. They were still thousands of feet in the […]

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City needs high-quality density that’s affordable

Goal can be achieved by encouraging more housing development: economist By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun June 11, 2012 Think globally and act locally? Nonsense, sniffs Edward Glaeser, a Harvard University economics professor, a prolific author and a globally recognized authority on urban issues. Glaeser has made his name, and he makes his living, documenting evidence […]

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CKNW Simi Sara Show interview with Sam Sullivan – June 7, 2012

Simi Sara speaks to Sam Sullivan about the Vancouver Urban Forum and high density. Click the play button below to listen to the broadcast (length 19:11) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Sprawl clock illustrates loss of green space in Metro Vancouver

New approaches to urban density needed in order to slow spread of communities and preserve natural spaces, speakers say By Benjamin Alldritt, Vancouver Sun, June 7, 2012 Former mayor Sam Sullivan opened the Vancouver Urban Forum Wednesday morning in front of a large screen tallying the loss of green space in the region – at […]

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Vancouver’s density debate pits Sullivanism versus the ideas of Jane Jacobs

By Daniel Wood, Georgia Strait, June 7, 2012 From where former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan sits on this blustery April day, the past and the future are equally visible. Across the mouth of False Creek from Kits Point rise the towers of the West End. They are the legacy of Sullivan’s Non-Partisan Association (NPA) and […]

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Metro Vancouver residents must embrace density to prevent urban sprawl say experts

Loss of green space slowing, but more density needed to preserve natural areas  By Benjamin Alldritt, Vancouver Sun June 7, 2012 Former mayor Sam Sullivan opened the Vancouver Urban Forum Wednesday morning in front of a large screen tallying the loss of green space in the region — at a rate of eight square feet […]

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CBC Early Edition interview with Edward Glaeser, June 6, 2012

Rick Cluff interviews Harvard Professor of Economics and “Triumph of the City” author Edward Glaeser. Click the Play button below to listen to the broadcast (length 6:16). [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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CKNW The Bill Good Show – interview with Edward Glaeser June 6, 2012

Bill Good interviews Edward Glaeser during his visit to Vancouver as a speaker at the Vancouver Urban Forum. Click on the play button below to listen to the broadcast (length 11:40) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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