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    244 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    330 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1070 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    2823 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    299 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    169 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    141 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    279 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    311 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    280 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    558 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    235 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    207 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    774 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    381 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    170 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    165 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    188 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    209 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    338 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    219 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    149 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    321 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    321 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    192 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    181 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    196 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    172 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    222 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    252 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    250 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    300 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    212 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    130 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    147 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    162 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    167 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    183 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    300 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    158 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    232 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    162 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    270 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    198 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    278 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    448 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    452 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    377 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    444 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    427 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
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Community Input on Important Issues
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    254 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    290 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    373 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    472 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    404 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    427 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    489 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    492 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    254 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    518 downloads
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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
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Community Food Security Primer
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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
1 files    254 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
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    223 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    240 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    238 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    242 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    165 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
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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
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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
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    590 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    276 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    419 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    170 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    164 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
1 files    192 downloads
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    275 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    197 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    203 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    1099 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    259 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
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Civic Lottery Package
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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.