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    201 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    286 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1006 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    2558 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    259 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    112 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    106 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    196 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    244 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    534 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
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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
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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
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Streets for Everyone handout
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
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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
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    191 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    167 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    748 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    348 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    131 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    115 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    148 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    179 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    266 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    191 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    122 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
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Lon LaClaire’s slides (Meeting 6)
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Slow Streets: The Case for a Complete Street on Commercial Drive
1 files    268 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    285 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    282 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    152 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    140 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    156 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    138 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    188 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    223 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    220 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    269 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    174 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    114 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    158 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    128 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    114 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    128 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    128 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    141 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    122 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    238 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    138 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    210 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    136 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    230 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    174 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    229 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)
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    376 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    302 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    378 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    360 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
1 files    259 downloads
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Community Input on Important Issues
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    391 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    230 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    251 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    341 downloads
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What is Zoning?
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Big Ideas for Small Homes
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Urban planners oppose lowering Vancouver’s demands to developers
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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
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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    395 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    334 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    362 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    414 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    411 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
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Greenest City Action Plan
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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    269 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    289 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)
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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
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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
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    183 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    202 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    195 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    196 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    130 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    119 downloads
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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    98 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    356 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    154 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    365 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    245 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    388 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    144 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
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City Backgrounder: Housing
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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
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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    140 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)
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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
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    231 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    128 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    164 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    172 downloads
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City’s Planning Principles for G-W
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Housing Profile
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Housing Backgrounder
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    913 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    220 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
1 files    284 downloads
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Civic Lottery Package
1 files    268 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.