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Vancouverism and Regime Theory – A Model for Sustainable Development

'Conversations with a Developer' - Citizens of No Place (Jimenez Lai, 2012)

‘Conversations with a Developer’ – Citizens of No Place (Jimenez Lai, 2012)

For this assignment I will be focusing on the urban development of my hometown of Vancouver, which has long been hailed as a model city for urban planning, regeneration, and integrative design and development despite its young age. The driving force of the transformation of Vancouver’s core and current development must be played down to planning values and public policy interventions. The divergence of various actors over issues of urban structure, land use, social class, and cultural & political values amongst others, has been an established element of Vancouver’s heralded transparent and all-encompassing ‘bottom-up’ approach to planning.

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