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    407 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    359 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    434 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1389 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3393 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    495 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    230 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    247 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    425 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    446 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    382 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    686 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1205 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
1 files    528 downloads
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
1 files    385 downloads
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
1 files    336 downloads
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    437 downloads
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Summary of the Grandview Workshop
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Summary of the Commercial Drive Workshop
1 files    398 downloads
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Summary of the Cedar Cove Workshop
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Summary of Broadway & Commercial Workshop
1 files    350 downloads
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Summary of Britannia-Woodland workshop
1 files    496 downloads
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Kettle and Boffo presentation
1 files    386 downloads
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    424 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    566 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    349 downloads
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Broadway & Commercial workshop backgrounder
1 files    480 downloads
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Commercial Drive workshop backgrounder
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Hastings workshop backgrounder
1 files    461 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    482 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    469 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    309 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    859 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    480 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    265 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    257 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    299 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    308 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    647 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    301 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    251 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    435 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    623 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    537 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    413 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    370 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    299 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    329 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    272 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    323 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    382 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    335 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    333 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    415 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    320 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    272 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
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    212 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    235 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    296 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    274 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    224 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    390 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    229 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    318 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    224 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    350 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    266 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    485 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    621 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    580 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    619 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    583 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    635 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    736 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    373 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    540 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    364 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
1 files    454 downloads
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    383 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    499 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    564 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    430 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    1523 downloads
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Patricia Barnes, North Hastings Business Improvement Association
1 files    594 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    606 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    542 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    550 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    730 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    644 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    643 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    340 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    653 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
1 files    407 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    536 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
1 files    453 downloads
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    388 downloads
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
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James Evans, local developer
1 files    505 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    329 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    321 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    319 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    306 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    367 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    280 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    229 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    223 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    564 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    1514 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    264 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    309 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    1129 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    363 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    521 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    342 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    246 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
1 files    872 downloads
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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
1 files    335 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
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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
1 files    335 downloads
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
1 files    278 downloads
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    352 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    285 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    280 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    289 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    923 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1510 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    350 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.