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    430 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    392 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    464 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1472 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3589 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    542 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    255 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    273 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    468 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    474 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    408 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    725 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1238 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
1 files    554 downloads
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
1 files    409 downloads
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
1 files    357 downloads
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    460 downloads
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Summary of the Grandview Workshop
1 files    424 downloads
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Summary of the Commercial Drive Workshop
1 files    425 downloads
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Summary of the Cedar Cove Workshop
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Summary of Broadway & Commercial Workshop
1 files    378 downloads
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Summary of Britannia-Woodland workshop
1 files    548 downloads
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Kettle and Boffo presentation
1 files    407 downloads
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    453 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    625 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    387 downloads
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Broadway & Commercial workshop backgrounder
1 files    544 downloads
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Commercial Drive workshop backgrounder
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Hastings workshop backgrounder
1 files    525 downloads
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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    532 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    494 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    335 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    883 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    512 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    286 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    280 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    318 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    327 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    733 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    321 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    286 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    462 downloads
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Lon LaClaire’s slides (Meeting 6)
1 files    2285 downloads
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Slow Streets: The Case for a Complete Street on Commercial Drive
1 files    733 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    570 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    448 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    391 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    331 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    362 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    305 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    347 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    406 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    365 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    355 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    446 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    354 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    291 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    282 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    256 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    230 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    253 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    316 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    291 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    240 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    408 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    246 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    336 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    243 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    373 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    283 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    556 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    667 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    624 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    676 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    647 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    684 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    795 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
1 files    390 downloads
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    402 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    558 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    392 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
1 files    480 downloads
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    404 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    523 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    692 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)
1 files    389 downloads
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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    450 downloads
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Slow Streets: A Complete Street on Commercial Drive?
1 files    710 downloads
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The Socio-Spatial Implications of Labour
1 files    1715 downloads
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Patricia Barnes, North Hastings Business Improvement Association
1 files    628 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    646 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    579 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    591 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    785 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    703 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    693 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    362 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    716 downloads
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Greenest City Action Plan
1 files    372 downloads
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Transportation 2040
1 files    341 downloads
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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
1 files    663 downloads
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Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    427 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    580 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
1 files    440 downloads
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
1 files    280 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    420 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    424 downloads
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James Evans, local developer
1 files    537 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    348 downloads
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James Roy, BC Non Profit Housing Association, Senior Policy Analyst
1 files    339 downloads
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    353 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    337 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    327 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    398 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    317 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    248 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
1 files    334 downloads
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Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor, on behalf of Vancouver City Council
1 files    243 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    607 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    1693 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    280 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    334 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    1320 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    382 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    571 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
1 files    308 downloads
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    376 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    269 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
1 files    984 downloads
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City Backgrounder: Housing
1 files    452 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
1 files    232 downloads
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The Middle Ground, Vancouver Magazine
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Vancouver: The Highrise Myth
1 files    352 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    242 downloads
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
1 files    326 downloads
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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
1 files    524 downloads
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
1 files    353 downloads
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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    372 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    277 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    307 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    300 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    315 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    1019 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1689 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 3
1 files    430 downloads
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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    370 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.