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    221 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    300 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1017 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    2612 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    273 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    136 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    120 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    224 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    267 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    544 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
1 files    232 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    209 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    183 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    759 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    364 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    148 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    135 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    166 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    189 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    287 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    204 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    131 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    287 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    168 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    156 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    169 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    152 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    204 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    236 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    236 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    280 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    189 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    168 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    138 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    125 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    137 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    141 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    158 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
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CMHC FlexHousing
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    221 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    147 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    249 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    180 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    247 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    397 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    327 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    403 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
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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
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    265 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
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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    422 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    359 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    386 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    442 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    437 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
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Greenest City Action Plan
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Transportation 2040
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Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Backgrounder
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Parks and Public Space Backgrounder
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Arts and Culture backgrounder
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Transportation backgrounder
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Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    291 downloads
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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)
1 files    232 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    224 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
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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    211 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    216 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    146 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    136 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
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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    378 downloads
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HEALTHY BUILT ENVIRONMENT LINKAGES, Provincial Health Services Authority
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Density, condos and housing affordability, Policy Note (blog)
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Charles Montgomery: Welcome to Happyville: How we can improve our lives by designing smart cities, National Post
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Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s why, Quartz
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In World’s Best-Run Economy, House Prices Keep Falling — Because That’s What House Prices Are Supposed To Do, Forbes
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Our Community, Our Plan (OCCP): Handout
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Grandview Heritage Group: Information
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Aboriginal Mother Centre Society: Information
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    426 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    406 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    156 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
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
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Visualizing Climate Change, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (book)
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Andy Yan, “21 Suburbs in Search of a City”, April 2014
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Grand View, John Ngyuen
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Choosing the Happy City, Charles Montgomery
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
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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    177 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    185 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    973 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    235 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
1 files    308 downloads
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Civic Lottery Package
1 files    287 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.