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    420 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    382 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    454 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1458 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3546 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    529 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    247 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    267 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    461 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    469 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    399 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    711 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1231 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
1 files    545 downloads
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
1 files    399 downloads
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    452 downloads
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Summary of the Grandview Workshop
1 files    416 downloads
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Summary of the Commercial Drive Workshop
1 files    417 downloads
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Summary of the Cedar Cove Workshop
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Summary of Broadway & Commercial Workshop
1 files    370 downloads
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Summary of Britannia-Woodland workshop
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Kettle and Boffo presentation
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    445 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    617 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    377 downloads
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Broadway & Commercial workshop backgrounder
1 files    532 downloads
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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
1 files    524 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    487 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    328 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    876 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    501 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    280 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    274 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    313 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    320 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    720 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    314 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    278 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    455 downloads
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Lon LaClaire’s slides (Meeting 6)
1 files    2246 downloads
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Slow Streets: The Case for a Complete Street on Commercial Drive
1 files    723 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    556 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    440 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    386 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    324 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    355 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    295 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    342 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    396 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    357 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    347 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    433 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    346 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    285 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    277 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    244 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    226 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    250 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    312 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    287 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
1 files    214 downloads
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    236 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    403 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    242 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    331 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    238 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    367 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    278 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    547 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    658 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    613 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    663 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    637 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    674 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    782 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    395 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    554 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    385 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
1 files    473 downloads
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    399 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    516 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    681 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
1 files    276 downloads
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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    443 downloads
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Slow Streets: A Complete Street on Commercial Drive?
1 files    696 downloads
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The Socio-Spatial Implications of Labour
1 files    1680 downloads
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Patricia Barnes, North Hastings Business Improvement Association
1 files    619 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    635 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    570 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    580 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    775 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    688 downloads
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Nick Pogor, Commercial Drive Business Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    680 downloads
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Nick Pogor, Commercial Drive Business Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    681 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    356 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    702 downloads
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Greenest City Action Plan
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Transportation 2040
1 files    335 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    650 downloads
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Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    420 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    568 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
1 files    429 downloads
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
1 files    271 downloads
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Active Transportation Fact Sheet
1 files    499 downloads
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    411 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    532 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    343 downloads
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James Roy, BC Non Profit Housing Association, Senior Policy Analyst
1 files    334 downloads
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    348 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    333 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    321 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    393 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    310 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    242 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    328 downloads
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Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor, on behalf of Vancouver City Council
1 files    239 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    596 downloads
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HEALTHY BUILT ENVIRONMENT LINKAGES, Provincial Health Services Authority
1 files    800 downloads
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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    1664 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    276 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    329 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    1298 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    377 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    561 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    370 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    263 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
1 files    958 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
1 files    226 downloads
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The Middle Ground, Vancouver Magazine
1 files    218 downloads
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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    235 downloads
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
1 files    319 downloads
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Visualizing Climate Change, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (book)
1 files    241 downloads
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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    517 downloads
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
1 files    348 downloads
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
1 files    290 downloads
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    365 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    271 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    300 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    292 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    306 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    999 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1640 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 3
1 files    420 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 2
1 files    413 downloads
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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
1 files    568 downloads
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Synopsis of Focus Group input on Assembly Design
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Grandview-Woodland Study Area Map
1 files    366 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
1 files    436 downloads
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Civic Lottery Package
1 files    500 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.