Assembly Resources

On this page you will find background information and resources for the Citizens’ Assembly. We will be posting information and resources throughout the process. You can click on each file for a short description of its contents.

You will be able to find:

  1. Important Documents for the Citizens’ Assembly;
  2. Submissions from the Community;
  3. Background Learning Materials for the Citizens’ Assembly;
  4. Learning Program Materials for the Citizens’ Assembly.

You can also find more information and resources about community planning in Grandview-Woodland on the City of Vancouver website.

Learning materials prepared for, and presented to, Assembly members will be posted here as they become available.

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Test
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Summaries of Meetings
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Slide deck, Meeting #11
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    234 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    315 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1038 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    2708 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    286 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    155 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    131 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    255 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    290 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    270 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    550 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1079 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
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Summary of the Grandview Workshop
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Summary of the Commercial Drive Workshop
1 files    279 downloads
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Summary of the Cedar Cove Workshop
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Summary of Broadway & Commercial Workshop
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Summary of Britannia-Woodland workshop
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Kettle and Boffo presentation
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    238 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    351 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    240 downloads
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Broadway & Commercial workshop backgrounder
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Commercial Drive workshop backgrounder
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Hastings workshop backgrounder
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Nanaimo workshop backgrounder
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Grandview workshop backgrounder
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Britannia-Woodland workshop backgrounder
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Cedar Cove Workshop backgrounder
1 files    269 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    221 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    196 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    764 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    372 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    160 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    153 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    179 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    196 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    305 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    208 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    138 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
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Lon LaClaire’s slides (Meeting 6)
1 files    1348 downloads
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Slow Streets: The Case for a Complete Street on Commercial Drive
1 files    306 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    340 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    311 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    183 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    172 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    182 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    166 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    214 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    276 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    246 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    244 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    289 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    202 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    126 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    176 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    143 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    135 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    148 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    156 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    171 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
1 files    135 downloads
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    146 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    291 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    153 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    226 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    157 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    261 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    190 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    263 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    428 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    426 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    352 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    425 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    409 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
1 files    289 downloads
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    224 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    436 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    247 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    278 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    360 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    248 downloads
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Big Ideas for Small Homes
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Urban planners oppose lowering Vancouver’s demands to developers
1 files    538 downloads
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Back and forth on Community Amenity Contributions (CACs)
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The Silver Lining to Vancouver’s Homeownership Crisis
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Our Community, Our Plan: Response to Questions
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Saving Grandview’s Character & Its Affordable Suites & Green Heritage Homes
1 files    330 downloads
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Slow Streets: A Complete Street on Commercial Drive?
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The Socio-Spatial Implications of Labour
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Patricia Barnes, North Hastings Business Improvement Association
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    455 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    382 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    410 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    471 downloads
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Nick Pogor, Commercial Drive Business Society (Part 1 of 2)
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Nick Pogor, Commercial Drive Business Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    471 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    490 downloads
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Greenest City Action Plan
1 files    260 downloads
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Transportation 2040
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Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Backgrounder
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Parks and Public Space Backgrounder
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Arts and Culture backgrounder
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Transportation backgrounder
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Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    312 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    342 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
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Active Transportation Fact Sheet
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    247 downloads
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
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James Evans, local developer
1 files    245 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC (2 of 2)
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC (1 of 2)
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James Roy, BC Non Profit Housing Association, Senior Policy Analyst
1 files    240 downloads
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    214 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Regional Context and land-use, Jane Pickering, Deputy Director of Planning, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    230 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Regional Context and land-use, Jane Pickering, Deputy Director of Planning, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    231 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Planning for the Future, Meg Holden, SFU (2 of 2)
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Orientation Talk: Planning for the Future, Meg Holden, SFU (1 of 2)
1 files    233 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    158 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 4)
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 4)
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Orientation Talk: Liveable Neighbourhoods, Bruce Haden, Dialog
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Orientation Talk: Liveable Neighbourhoods, Bruce Haden, Dialog
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Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor, on behalf of Vancouver City Council
1 files    134 downloads
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HEALTH EQUITY AND COMMUNITY DESIGN, Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheet Series
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ACTIVE LIVING, CHILDREN & YOUTH, Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheet Series
1 files    404 downloads
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HEALTHY BUILT ENVIRONMENT LINKAGES, Provincial Health Services Authority
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Density, condos and housing affordability, Policy Note (blog)
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Charles Montgomery: Welcome to Happyville: How we can improve our lives by designing smart cities, National Post
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Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s why, Quartz
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In World’s Best-Run Economy, House Prices Keep Falling — Because That’s What House Prices Are Supposed To Do, Forbes
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Our Community, Our Plan (OCCP): Handout
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Grandview Heritage Group: Information
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Aboriginal Mother Centre Society: Information
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    191 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    515 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    265 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    413 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    277 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    166 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
1 files    509 downloads
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City Backgrounder: Housing
1 files    325 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Housing
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Rent now, pray later: City has mixed success in creating affordable housing, Vancouver Courier
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Fears over impact of vacant residences in Vancouver misplaced: census, Vancouver Sun
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Opinion: Affordable housing concerns here to stay, Vancouver Courier
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Are Stats Glossing over Vancouver’s Housing Crisis?, The Tyee
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The Middle Ground, Vancouver Magazine
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Vancouver: The Highrise Myth
1 files    250 downloads
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Tall Tower Debates Could Use Less Dogma, Planetizen
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7 Reasons Why High-Rises Kill Livability, Sustainability Cities Collective
1 files    162 downloads
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
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Visualizing Climate Change, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (book)
1 files    156 downloads
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Andy Yan, “21 Suburbs in Search of a City”, April 2014
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Grand View, John Ngyuen
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Choosing the Happy City, Charles Montgomery
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
1 files    196 downloads
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
1 files    185 downloads
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    272 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    156 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    180 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    188 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    195 downloads
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City’s Planning Principles for G-W
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Housing Profile
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Housing Backgrounder
1 files    575 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1049 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 3
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 2
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 1
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Assembly Meeting #1 Slides
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Report on public input on Assembly Design
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Synopsis of Focus Group input on Assembly Design
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Grandview-Woodland Study Area Map
1 files    247 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
1 files    316 downloads
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Civic Lottery Package
1 files    297 downloads
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Terms of Reference
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The Grandview-Woodland Citizens’ Assembly put local residents at the centre of the community planning process. Forty-eight randomly selected local residents and business owners met eleven times over nine months to learn, listen and put forward their recommendations concerning the future of the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. Download their final report here.