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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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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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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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CNN Future Cities Vancouver: livable city

Vancouver is featured on CNN as a livable city.

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Prof. Edward Glaeser to speak at Vancouver Urban Forum June 6

Harvard Economics Professor Edward Glaeser and author of Triumph of the City has agreed to speak at the Vancouver Urban Forum on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He is the Director of the Taubman Institute for State and Local Government and editor of the Quarterly Journal for Economics. Since 1992 he has published at an average […]

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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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Vancouver’s Languages, Food and Outstanding Citizens to be featured at Greeting Fluency Day

On Saturday, March 31 between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM at the Woodwards building Mowafaghian Theater citizens will taste food, enjoy music, here interesting stories and learn useful phrases of greetings from the many cultures of Vancouver. Minister Harry Bloy and Sen. Yonah Martin will be some of the special guests attending the event. Vancouver […]

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On Being Asked to Comment on Jim Green…

I have received a number of requests asking for a statement about Jim Green. He was a great leader, a great citizen and he profoundly influenced the direction of the city. The following article gives just one example of why I believe this is so: Form Follows Function Abraham Rogatnick was a dear friend and […]

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