All posts tagged development

Want to improve pedestrian experience? Jan Gehl urges attention to achievements of traffic engineers

According to Danish architect Jan Gehl, a global leader in the development of active streets and successful public space, those who want to improve the lot of pedestrians and cyclists should follow the example of traffic engineers. They should assembl…

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My Canadian experience inspires my development work in Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan immigrant to Canada writes about the experience of promoting development in her country of origin.

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What is Poverty?

‘Being poor’ surely means ‘not having enough’, or ‘being deprived’? But not having enough of, or being deprived of what?

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Vancouver’s diasporas promote development around the world

Members of the diaspora in Vancouver are shaping development projects - from the medical to the educational.

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Regional Growth Strategy wins near-unanimous support, as Steves sounds warning on ALR

Richmond city councillor Harold Steves, who probably has done more than any other individual to save BC’s agricultural land from urban sprawl, was the sole vote

Starting the conversation

Members of the diaspora engage their communities, here in Vancouver and around the world, to facilitate change in their places of origin in a variety of ways.

View corridors are protected, not threatened, in downtown height review

The snow-capped Lions looked magnificent to me and my neighbours last weekend as we admired them from Charleson Park, the busy seawall location that marks the apex

A new heart for the city? Anthony Perl urges removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts

In the first of the Globe and Mail’s Big Ideas series on ways to transform Vancouver, SFU professor Anthony Perl urges removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir

Do community “visions” really look to the future? Or reflect the needs of the city?

Council’s decision Sept. 23 to approve the West Point Grey Community Vision plan drew little attention, perhaps because the Vision document means little will happen in Point

Massive project, 26-storey tower at Broadway/Kingsway will remake SOMA

While everyone is fighting over towers in the West End and in Marpole, I discovered almost by accident last week that there’s a significant new development planned for

Massive project, 26-storey tower at Broadway/Kingsway will remake SOMA

While everyone is fighting over towers in the West End and in Marpole, I discovered almost by accident last week that there’s a significant new development planned for

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