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Densification the topic at Vancouver Urban Forum

Urban forum attended by experts talking reduction in suburban sprawl By 24 HOURS An experts’ forum on densification is expected Wednesday to exchange ideas on reducing suburban “sprawl” that’s said to expand 2.4 metres-per-second in Metro Vancouver. Former mayor Sam Sullivan, director of the Vancouver Urban Forum, said there’s been documented proof that densification, rather […]

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Think globally and act locally?

By Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun June 6, 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 that pokes holes in many of the myths about what […]

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Densification under microscope

June 6 forum will debate which way ‘sprawl meter’ should tick By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun June 1, 2012 When Harvard urban economist Ed Glaeser looks at Vancouver, he sees an example for the rest of the world of a successful economic powerhouse. With its tall towers, airy space, dramatic views and proximity to wilderness […]

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Sam Sullivan vs the Suburbs

Towering Ambition By John Burns, Vancouver Magazine, June 2012 Click image to read article

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A public salon, inspiration and why Sam Sullivan is finished with elected politics

Civic Lee Speaking, Vancouver Sun, May 17, 2012 Where was this Sam Sullivan when he was mayor? On Wednesday night I saw a side of Sullivan I’ve never seen before. Humble, awed, inspired and inspiring, well-spoken and at times at a true loss for words. This was the Sam Sullivan I saw at his latest […]

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Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan bringing diverse speakers together

By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun May 15, 2012 Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan is holding a “public salon” Wednesday night at the Playhouse Theatre to highlight people he believes have a passion for their community. From Lululemon founder Chip Wilson sharing his counterintuitive approach to life to Dr. Unjali Mulhotra describing the challenges in achieving […]

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CNN Future Cities Vancouver: livable city

Vancouver is featured on CNN as a livable city.

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Anti-growth policies an antiquated approach to building cities

By Sam Sullivan, Special to the Sun March 26, 2012,Vancouver Sun I usually agree with Gordon Gibson, but not with his suggestion that Vancouver should just say no to growth and let him live a quiet life. In the 1880s Canada decided to make Vancouver its “terminal city.” A monumentally expensive railway was built which […]

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Sam Sullivan’s ‘greeting fluency’ program aimed at bridging cultures and building community

By Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun March 26, 2012 Photograph by: Glenn Baglo, PNG, Vancouver Sun Berta Lopera is a BertaColombian-born Canadian who is learning Farsi and greetings in other languages as part of former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan’s greeting fluency program. ———————————————— When Colombian-born lawyer Berta Lopera first arrived in Vancouver to study English, all […]

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Sam Sullivan in Bogota

Sam Sullivan was recently invited to Bogota, Columbia to speak to several groups related to urban planning, disability and mining. Following is media coverage on his visit.

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