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    370 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    322 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    402 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1317 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3217 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    426 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    210 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    220 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    380 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    405 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    351 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    635 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
1 files    1173 downloads
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Slide deck Meeting #9
1 files    497 downloads
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
1 files    358 downloads
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
1 files    309 downloads
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    407 downloads
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Summary of the Grandview Workshop
1 files    365 downloads
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Summary of the Commercial Drive Workshop
1 files    361 downloads
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Summary of the Cedar Cove Workshop
1 files    391 downloads
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Summary of Broadway & Commercial Workshop
1 files    315 downloads
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Summary of Britannia-Woodland workshop
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Kettle and Boffo presentation
1 files    363 downloads
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    366 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    500 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    324 downloads
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Broadway & Commercial workshop backgrounder
1 files    425 downloads
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Commercial Drive workshop backgrounder
1 files    530 downloads
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Hastings workshop backgrounder
1 files    394 downloads
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Nanaimo workshop backgrounder
1 files    595 downloads
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Grandview workshop backgrounder
1 files    434 downloads
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Britannia-Woodland workshop backgrounder
1 files    407 downloads
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Cedar Cove Workshop backgrounder
1 files    415 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    323 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    274 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    839 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    450 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    240 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    235 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    260 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    288 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    547 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    276 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    222 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    404 downloads
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Lon LaClaire’s slides (Meeting 6)
1 files    1767 downloads
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Slow Streets: The Case for a Complete Street on Commercial Drive
1 files    506 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    465 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    392 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    271 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    244 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    271 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    239 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    291 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    354 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    312 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    299 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    378 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    282 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    176 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    239 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    213 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    192 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    219 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    241 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    236 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
1 files    185 downloads
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    207 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    360 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    208 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    301 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    206 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    336 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    247 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    424 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    543 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    551 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    546 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    484 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    535 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    551 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
1 files    346 downloads
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    332 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    516 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    323 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
1 files    433 downloads
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    349 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    445 downloads
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What is Zoning?
1 files    450 downloads
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Big Ideas for Small Homes
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Urban planners oppose lowering Vancouver’s demands to developers
1 files    648 downloads
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Back and forth on Community Amenity Contributions (CACs)
1 files    309 downloads
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The Silver Lining to Vancouver’s Homeownership Crisis
1 files    241 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    407 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    558 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    572 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    511 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    519 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    560 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    580 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    587 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    306 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    614 downloads
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Greenest City Action Plan
1 files    328 downloads
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Transportation 2040
1 files    297 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
1 files    409 downloads
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Transportation backgrounder
1 files    526 downloads
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Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    381 downloads
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    484 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
1 files    399 downloads
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
1 files    230 downloads
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Active Transportation Fact Sheet
1 files    398 downloads
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    320 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    340 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    310 downloads
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James Roy, BC Non Profit Housing Association, Senior Policy Analyst
1 files    303 downloads
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    274 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    299 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    289 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Planning for the Future, Meg Holden, SFU (2 of 2)
1 files    287 downloads
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Orientation Talk: Planning for the Future, Meg Holden, SFU (1 of 2)
1 files    304 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    224 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    211 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    202 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    515 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    1269 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    242 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    290 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    952 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    334 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    484 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    328 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    229 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
1 files    777 downloads
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City Backgrounder: Housing
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G-W Community Profile: Housing
1 files    847 downloads
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Rent now, pray later: City has mixed success in creating affordable housing, Vancouver Courier
1 files    227 downloads
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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
1 files    279 downloads
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Are Stats Glossing over Vancouver’s Housing Crisis?, The Tyee
1 files    194 downloads
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The Middle Ground, Vancouver Magazine
1 files    189 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    207 downloads
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
1 files    238 downloads
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Visualizing Climate Change, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (book)
1 files    214 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    357 downloads
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
1 files    287 downloads
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Changing mindsets about Urban Planning and Living, Jan Gehl
1 files    243 downloads
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History of the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood, City of Vancouver
1 files    322 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    231 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    246 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    255 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    265 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    832 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1336 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 3
1 files    372 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 2
1 files    378 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
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Synopsis of Focus Group input on Assembly Design
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Grandview-Woodland Study Area Map
1 files    314 downloads
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Draft Emerging Directions (June 2013)
1 files    392 downloads
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Civic Lottery Package
1 files    424 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.