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West End draft plan is now available on the CoV’s website

Down the West End Plan from the City’s website here From the West End Planning Team: The draft West End Community Plan is now available on our webpage. Hard copies of the draft plan will be available at Joe Fortes Library, West End Seniors Network and Gordon Neighbourhood House by the end of the week. […]

West End Planning Team’s “Learning Sessions” to start of Oct 25, 2013, at West End Community Centre

From the West End Planning Team: The registration information for our upcoming “Learning Sessions” is now available on our webpage here. These sessions will provide an opportunity to learn about the draft plan, understand how it will help shape the future of the community, and ask questions. The draft plan will be uploaded onto our […]

West End Planning update after Council meeting

From the West End Planning Team: We wanted to send a quick update on the West End community planning process, including next steps. Currently, we are refining the West End Community Plan Directions supported by the community in June view here into a draft plan. Last Friday (Sept. 27th), Council was provided with an update […]

SFU Urban Studies Program presenting David Hulchanski and Dr. Chow Yei Ching,

The SFU Urban Studies Program presents the following talk as part of our Gentrification and the City speaker series: Gentrification and the future of rental housing in Canada David Hulchanski Dr. Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto Canada’s increasing income inequality is speeding up the social-spatial “sorting” of […]

My letter of support for the referral of the “Draft West End Plan” to public hearing

Dear Mayor and Council: I fully support the referral of the “Draft West End Plan” to a public hearing based on the fullness of the public engagement process and the information presented at the “Directions Open Houses” this past June. I will reserve my feedback of the Draft Plan for the public hearing process. I […]

Planning for the future-West End Plan going to Council, Sept. 25, 9:30 am at City Hall

From the City of Vancouver Planning Team: A report entitled “Community Plans: Next Steps” has been posted to the City’s website. It provides an update on the process and next steps for community and local area planning work in the West End (as well as Grandview-Woodland, Downtown Eastside, and Marpole). The report will be discussed […]

What’s a toilet worth?

I wonder what the cost is for Vancouver? by worldbank. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Should the corner store, and coffee house, return to residential neighbourhoods?

There are a few  neigbourhood stores in the West End and I really think that it is a great idea. Strathcona has some fun ones as well. I like the idea of mid block coffee shops and restaurant as well. It seems so civilized to be able to have a coffee, shop or have a […]

Viaduct removal: send more parks

Without a doubt the prospects of the removal of the Viaducts has the ability to provoke much anxiety in some folks. While tthe removal of the Viaducts has the potential to have a significant impact to improve the city and to restore the policy debacle of the attempted highway construction, much still needs to studied […]

Interested in creating better consultation practices in Vancouver?

From the folks at SFU Public Square: City Conversations Special Event! City to Citizens: We want a better connection with you ‘The city doesn’t listen to us’ has been a perennial complaint in Vancouver. The city is taking it seriously. On Thursday, June 20 at a special outdoors SFU City Conversations, public members of the […]