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
1 files    411 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    368 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    441 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1413 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3452 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    506 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    234 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    252 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    430 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    453 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    387 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    696 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1209 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
1 files    535 downloads
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
1 files    390 downloads
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
1 files    341 downloads
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    443 downloads
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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
1 files    358 downloads
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Summary of Britannia-Woodland workshop
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Kettle and Boffo presentation
1 files    390 downloads
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    434 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    584 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    359 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
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    474 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    314 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    863 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    488 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    270 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    262 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    304 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    312 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    672 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    306 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    259 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    442 downloads
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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    656 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    544 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    419 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    375 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    315 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    343 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    287 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    328 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    387 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    342 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    338 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    422 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    330 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    276 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    267 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    234 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    216 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    241 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    303 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    278 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    229 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    394 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    233 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    322 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    228 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    357 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    270 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    511 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    636 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    589 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    638 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    609 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    651 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    756 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    385 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    544 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    371 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
1 files    462 downloads
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    389 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    504 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    608 downloads
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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
1 files    434 downloads
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Slow Streets: A Complete Street on Commercial Drive?
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The Socio-Spatial Implications of Labour
1 files    1574 downloads
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Patricia Barnes, North Hastings Business Improvement Association
1 files    602 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    614 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    549 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    557 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    750 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    661 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    653 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    344 downloads
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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    411 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    547 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
1 files    261 downloads
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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    403 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
1 files    407 downloads
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James Evans, local developer
1 files    522 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)
1 files    333 downloads
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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    338 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Regional Context and land-use, Jane Pickering, Deputy Director of Planning, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
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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    312 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    383 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    299 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    227 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    574 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
1 files    1560 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    269 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    316 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    1178 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    368 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    533 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    352 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    253 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
1 files    902 downloads
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City Backgrounder: Housing
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G-W Community Profile: Housing
1 files    984 downloads
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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
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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
1 files    282 downloads
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    357 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    263 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    290 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    284 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    295 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    1548 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    357 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
1 files    425 downloads
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Civic Lottery Package
1 files    487 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.