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    359 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    310 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    389 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1285 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3187 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    397 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    201 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    211 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    367 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    396 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    339 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    622 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1159 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
1 files    347 downloads
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
1 files    295 downloads
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    397 downloads
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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
1 files    344 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    475 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    313 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
1 files    392 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    302 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    263 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    829 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    440 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    230 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    225 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    249 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    275 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    512 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    267 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    211 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    389 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    467 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    445 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    381 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    244 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    234 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    263 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    229 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    283 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    302 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    293 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    367 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    272 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    166 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    230 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    197 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    183 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    208 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    222 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    226 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    199 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    342 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    195 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    291 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    197 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    311 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    238 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    396 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    529 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    538 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    536 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    473 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    523 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    511 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
1 files    338 downloads
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    309 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    505 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    310 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    340 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    438 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    410 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    396 downloads
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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
1 files    545 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    562 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    499 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    509 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    531 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    567 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    578 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    296 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    599 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    375 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    469 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
1 files    223 downloads
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Active Transportation Fact Sheet
1 files    370 downloads
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    311 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    302 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
1 files    295 downloads
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    266 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    290 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    277 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Planning for the Future, Meg Holden, SFU (2 of 2)
1 files    249 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Planning for the Future, Meg Holden, SFU (1 of 2)
1 files    296 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    216 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    201 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    193 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    505 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    1195 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    233 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    279 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    868 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    323 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    471 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    320 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    219 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
1 files    791 downloads
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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    188 downloads
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The Middle Ground, Vancouver Magazine
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Vancouver: The Highrise Myth
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Tall Tower Debates Could Use Less Dogma, Planetizen
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7 Reasons Why High-Rises Kill Livability, Sustainability Cities Collective
1 files    199 downloads
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
1 files    231 downloads
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Visualizing Climate Change, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (book)
1 files    208 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
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
1 files    254 downloads
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
1 files    234 downloads
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    311 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    207 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    236 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    246 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    258 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    798 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1285 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 3
1 files    364 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    307 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
1 files    380 downloads
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Civic Lottery Package
1 files    397 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.