Vancouver engineers its own urban dream – latimes.com
Vancouver’s will be on global display during the upcoming Winter Olympics. This LA – Times article gives a great summary of their efforts, both pro and con.
In the article a Vancouver city planner boasts about their vibrant downtown claiming, “We’re the only North American downtown to have opened a new elementary school… it’s not because we’re all utopians here. It’s a willingness to have vision, and then back it up with regulation and willpower.”
Vancouver engineers its own urban dream
The city imposes notions of sustainability in its decisions on what, where and how to build. Still, it’s not quite the utopia.
PIC: At the Surrey City Centre outside Vancouver, a university campus merges with a shopping mall. The project was developed by a government-owned insurer. (Nic Lehoux)