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    426 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    388 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    460 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1467 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3575 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    538 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    251 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    270 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    465 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    472 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    405 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    721 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1236 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
1 files    550 downloads
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
1 files    354 downloads
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    458 downloads
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Summary of the Grandview Workshop
1 files    422 downloads
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Summary of the Commercial Drive Workshop
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Summary of the Cedar Cove Workshop
1 files    462 downloads
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Summary of Broadway & Commercial Workshop
1 files    375 downloads
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Summary of Britannia-Woodland workshop
1 files    544 downloads
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Kettle and Boffo presentation
1 files    404 downloads
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    449 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    621 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    384 downloads
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Broadway & Commercial workshop backgrounder
1 files    539 downloads
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Commercial Drive workshop backgrounder
1 files    669 downloads
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Hastings workshop backgrounder
1 files    522 downloads
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Nanaimo workshop backgrounder
1 files    765 downloads
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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    529 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    491 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    332 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    881 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    508 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    284 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    277 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    316 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    324 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    728 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    318 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    283 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    459 downloads
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Lon LaClaire’s slides (Meeting 6)
1 files    2278 downloads
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Slow Streets: The Case for a Complete Street on Commercial Drive
1 files    730 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    564 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    445 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    389 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    328 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    358 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    302 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    345 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    403 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    363 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    350 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    444 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    351 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    288 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    280 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    247 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    229 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    253 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    315 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    290 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
1 files    216 downloads
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    239 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    406 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    245 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    334 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    241 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    370 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    281 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    553 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    664 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    619 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    671 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    644 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    680 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    788 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
1 files    389 downloads
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    400 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    557 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    390 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
1 files    479 downloads
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    403 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    520 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    690 downloads
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Big Ideas for Small Homes
1 files    338 downloads
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Urban planners oppose lowering Vancouver’s demands to developers
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Back and forth on Community Amenity Contributions (CACs)
1 files    388 downloads
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The Silver Lining to Vancouver’s Homeownership Crisis
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Our Community, Our Plan: Response to Questions
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Saving Grandview’s Character & Its Affordable Suites & Green Heritage Homes
1 files    447 downloads
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Slow Streets: A Complete Street on Commercial Drive?
1 files    705 downloads
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The Socio-Spatial Implications of Labour
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Patricia Barnes, North Hastings Business Improvement Association
1 files    625 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    643 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    576 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    588 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    783 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    698 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    690 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    360 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    711 downloads
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Greenest City Action Plan
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Transportation 2040
1 files    339 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    662 downloads
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Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    425 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    577 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
1 files    436 downloads
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
1 files    279 downloads
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Active Transportation Fact Sheet
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    418 downloads
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    423 downloads
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James Evans, local developer
1 files    536 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    347 downloads
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James Roy, BC Non Profit Housing Association, Senior Policy Analyst
1 files    338 downloads
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    352 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Regional Context and land-use, Jane Pickering, Deputy Director of Planning, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    337 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Regional Context and land-use, Jane Pickering, Deputy Director of Planning, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    326 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    397 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    315 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    246 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    332 downloads
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Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor, on behalf of Vancouver City Council
1 files    243 downloads
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HEALTH EQUITY AND COMMUNITY DESIGN, Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheet Series
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ACTIVE LIVING, CHILDREN & YOUTH, Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheet Series
1 files    604 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    1689 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    280 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    334 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    1318 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    381 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    567 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    374 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    268 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
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City Backgrounder: Housing
1 files    450 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Housing
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Rent now, pray later: City has mixed success in creating affordable housing, Vancouver Courier
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Fears over impact of vacant residences in Vancouver misplaced: census, Vancouver Sun
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Opinion: Affordable housing concerns here to stay, Vancouver Courier
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Are Stats Glossing over Vancouver’s Housing Crisis?, The Tyee
1 files    230 downloads
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The Middle Ground, Vancouver Magazine
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Vancouver: The Highrise Myth
1 files    350 downloads
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Tall Tower Debates Could Use Less Dogma, Planetizen
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7 Reasons Why High-Rises Kill Livability, Sustainability Cities Collective
1 files    239 downloads
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
1 files    323 downloads
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Visualizing Climate Change, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (book)
1 files    245 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    521 downloads
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
1 files    352 downloads
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    369 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    275 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    305 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    297 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    311 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    1014 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1668 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 3
1 files    424 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 2
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 1
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Assembly Meeting #1 Slides
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Report on public input on Assembly Design
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Synopsis of Focus Group input on Assembly Design
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Grandview-Woodland Study Area Map
1 files    370 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
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Civic Lottery Package
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Terms of Reference
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The Grandview-Woodland Citizens’ Assembly put local residents at the centre of the community planning process. Forty-eight randomly selected local residents and business owners met eleven times over nine months to learn, listen and put forward their recommendations concerning the future of the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. Download their final report here.