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November 09, 2011


Larry Beasley's Simple Plan

"Cities all over the world, in love with the image of Vancouver as an urban utopia, are eager to clone it. But as former planner Larry Beasley will tell anyone who’ll listen, it’s not quite that easy." - Frances Bula For full article: http://www.vanmag.com/News_and_Features/Larry_Beasleys_Simple_Plan Originally published in Dec 1, 2008
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November 03, 2011


Trevor Boddy's "Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism"

Trevor Boddy writes, " Shaping high density residential environments is the most important issue before urban designers in North America today. As the urban consequences of permanently higher energy costs sets in, and as the benefits to urbanity of properly-managed high density living become ever more evident, new debates are emerging, while old debates are falling away." INSIGHT: Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism: Shaping the High Density City by Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic, The Vancouver Sun September 20, 2005 read more http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature177.htm
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November 03, 2011


Trevor Boddy "Vancouverism and Its Discontents"

In this Vancouver Review review of Meredith Quartermain's Vancouver Walking and Lance Berelowitz's Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination, Trevor Boddy discusses the notion of Vancouverism. He writes, "Vancouver does one thing well: We build condos higher and denser than any other spot on the continent, and our global reputation is currently being set by these acts."
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October 25, 2011


Dubai West Feature in Vancouver Magazine

"Almost overnight, the tiny Middle Eastern kingdom of Dubai has transformed from a modest trading port into a glittering Shangri-la—complete with indoor ski hill. Situated at the crossroads of the emerging giant economies—China, India, Russia, the Persian Gulf petro-powers—the city-state draws tourists and foreign investors to its audacious mega-projects, from the world’s largest manmade island to the largest mall.