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    412 downloads
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Participant feedback from public roundtables
1 files    369 downloads
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Submissions on draft sub-area recommendations
1 files    444 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (High Resolution)
1 files    1428 downloads
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Final Report: Citizens’ Assembly
 on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
1 files    3482 downloads
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Notes and feedback from Public Roundtable #3
1 files    510 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    235 downloads
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Nancy Keough and Ken Paquette; Kettle Friendship Society (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    257 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    433 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    456 downloads
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Updated Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    388 downloads
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Updated draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations
1 files    698 downloads
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DRAFT Sub area recommendations and maps
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Slide deck Meeting #9
1 files    537 downloads
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Slide Deck Meeting #8
1 files    391 downloads
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Summary of the Nanaimo Workshop
1 files    341 downloads
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Summary of the Hastings Workshop
1 files    444 downloads
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Summary of the Grandview Workshop
1 files    407 downloads
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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
1 files    391 downloads
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Meeting 7 slides
1 files    434 downloads
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Streets for Everyone handout
1 files    595 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2, notes
1 files    364 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    505 downloads
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Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE)
1 files    476 downloads
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Marissa Lawrence, Reconciliation Canada
1 files    315 downloads
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Draft neighbourhood-wide recommendations, March 3, 2015
1 files    864 downloads
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Public Roundtable #2: Agenda
1 files    488 downloads
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Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia
1 files    271 downloads
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Lon LaClaire, Manager, Strategic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver
1 files    263 downloads
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Gordon Price, Chair of City Program at Simon Fraser University
1 files    305 downloads
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Community Submissions, Jan-Feb 2015
1 files    312 downloads
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Vancouver Dialogues: First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrant Communities
1 files    692 downloads
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Seattle Sustainable Neighbourhoods Assessment Project
1 files    306 downloads
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Community Opinions (from sub area workshops)
1 files    265 downloads
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Critique of CDBS Vision and Guidelines document
1 files    444 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    681 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #5
1 files    547 downloads
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Slide deck, Meeting #6
1 files    423 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    376 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver; Sub-Area Workshop: Cedar Cove & Britannia-Woodland (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    315 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    345 downloads
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Alice Sundberg, Consultant for affordable housing in BC (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    287 downloads
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Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, and Housing Justice Project
1 files    329 downloads
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Community Submission – January 4, 2015
1 files    387 downloads
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Community Submission – December 20, 2014
1 files    346 downloads
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Grandview: Observing the Past and Planning the Future
1 files    338 downloads
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Biodiversity Conservation in Local Planning, Conservation Biology
1 files    423 downloads
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Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts, American Institute of Biological Sciences
1 files    333 downloads
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Calgary’s $2,000 Homeownership Hack, The Tyee
1 files    277 downloads
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LA Council moves to curb teardowns in ‘mansionization’ hot spots, LA Times
1 files    269 downloads
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50 years of gentrification: Will all our Cities turn into deathly Canberra?, The Guardian
1 files    234 downloads
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Cooperative Housing International
1 files    217 downloads
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Life lease, Terralumina
1 files    243 downloads
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Affordable Housing Project, City of Langford
1 files    303 downloads
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Loreen Place, Great Victoria Housing Society
1 files    278 downloads
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Vancouver Cohousing
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Frequently Asked Question, CoHousing Partners
1 files    229 downloads
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o-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn’t Know About, Huffington Post
1 files    395 downloads
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CMHC FlexHousing
1 files    234 downloads
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Housing Policy, City of Winnipeg
1 files    322 downloads
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Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Dept. of Commerce, Washington State
1 files    228 downloads
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Tools to Engage Residents in Green & Healthy Living, Enterprise Green Communities
1 files    358 downloads
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Seattle Housing Levy, City of Seattle
1 files    271 downloads
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Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households, CHRA
1 files    527 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    597 downloads
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Michael Kluckner, historian, artist, writer and heritage advocate
1 files    644 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    617 downloads
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Paul Cheng, Urban designer City of Vancouver (1 of 2)
1 files    659 downloads
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Stu Lyon, Principal GBL Architects
1 files    764 downloads
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CDBS Vision and Guidelines 2012
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Community Input on Important Issues
1 files    386 downloads
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Community Feedback on Draft Values for Grandview-Woodland
1 files    544 downloads
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Slides Meeting #4
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Email exchange with Patrick Condon
1 files    372 downloads
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Community Submissions, Sept-Nov 2014
1 files    462 downloads
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Linking Heritage Preservation, Housing & Affordability
1 files    391 downloads
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DRAFT Values for Grandview-Woodland
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What is Zoning?
1 files    640 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    434 downloads
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Slow Streets: A Complete Street on Commercial Drive?
1 files    671 downloads
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The Socio-Spatial Implications of Labour
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Patricia Barnes, North Hastings Business Improvement Association
1 files    607 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 2 of 2)
1 files    617 downloads
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Matt Hern, Activist and Educator (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    556 downloads
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Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver, City Brief – “What we heard”: Transportation, Jobs and Business
1 files    564 downloads
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 2 of 2)
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Lisa Leblanc, Transportation specialist and Senior Engineer, City of Vancouver (Part 1 of 2)
1 files    670 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    664 downloads
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City of Vancouver: What Feeds Us: Vancouver Food Strategy
1 files    344 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Slide Deck – Meeting #3
1 files    676 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
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Community Food Security Primer
1 files    551 downloads
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HUB’s Marketing to Cyclists Guide
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HUB’s Assessment of Commercial Drive
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Active Transportation Fact Sheet
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City Brief: “What we heard”: Housing, Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 2)
1 files    404 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    523 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    334 downloads
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James Roy, BC Non Profit Housing Association, Senior Policy Analyst
1 files    327 downloads
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Abi Bond, Director of Housing, City of Vancouver
1 files    341 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    326 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    313 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    383 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (4 of 4)
1 files    300 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (3 of 4)
1 files    234 downloads
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (2 of 4)
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City Brief: Introduction to Community Planning in Grandview-Woodland Andrew Pask, City of Vancouver (1 of 4)
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Orientation Talk: Liveable Neighbourhoods, Bruce Haden, Dialog
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Orientation Talk: Liveable Neighbourhoods, Bruce Haden, Dialog
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Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor, on behalf of Vancouver City Council
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HEALTH EQUITY AND COMMUNITY DESIGN, Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheet Series
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ACTIVE LIVING, CHILDREN & YOUTH, Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheet Series
1 files    578 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    1595 downloads
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Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Health Profiles
1 files    270 downloads
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Thom Armstrong, Co-op Housing Federation of BC
1 files    318 downloads
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Nick Sully, Shape Architecture
1 files    1226 downloads
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James Roy, Social Housing in Vancouver
1 files    369 downloads
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James Evans, Local Developer
1 files    540 downloads
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G-W Citizens’ Assembly: Week #2 Core Presentation
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Abi Bond, City of Vancouver
1 files    355 downloads
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Jane Pickering, City of Vancouver
1 files    255 downloads
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Vancouver’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021
1 files    918 downloads
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City Backgrounder: Housing
1 files    436 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
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The Middle Ground, Vancouver Magazine
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Vancouver: The Highrise Myth
1 files    339 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
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A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?, The Tyee
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Visualizing Climate Change, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (book)
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Andy Yan, “21 Suburbs in Search of a City”, April 2014
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Grand View, John Ngyuen
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Choosing the Happy City, Charles Montgomery
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Spaces of Exclusion and Contestation, Matt Hern
1 files    341 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    358 downloads
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How public spaces make cities work, Amanda Burden
1 files    263 downloads
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Dr Meg Holden’s Presentation
1 files    291 downloads
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Bruce Haden’s Presentation
1 files    285 downloads
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Andrew Pask’s Presentation
1 files    297 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    966 downloads
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G-W Community Profile: Demographics
1 files    1582 downloads
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 3
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 2
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Assembly Meeting #2, Slides, Part 1
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Assembly Meeting #1 Slides
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Report on public input on Assembly Design
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Synopsis of Focus Group input on Assembly Design
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Grandview-Woodland Study Area Map
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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.