Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan

Vancouver reveals $1-billion plan for Downtown Eastside revival Sunny Dhillon The Globe and Mail The City of Vancouver has unveiled its 30-year vision for the Downtown Eastside, a $1-billion plan that calls for thousands more units of social housing, increased employment opportunities for area residents and a Hastings Street renaissance.   City of Vancouver rejects […]

Japantown Multicultural Neighbourhood Celebration

Saturday March 28, 2009 10am to 9pm All events are free admission Oppenheimer Park and various other locations in the Japantown and Powell Street neighbourhoods Celebration of Japantown’s multicultural neighbourhood with history walking tours, displays and story sharing, daytime activities, a procession, ceremonies, performances, and open artist studios. Read the event programme as a PDF […]

Sustainability 2.0: The Evolution of Green

Dear Friends, Neighbours & Colleagues, The Strathcona Business Improvement Association is proud to present Sustainability 2.0 – the Evolution of Green, building on the success of the first Sustainability 1.0: the Upside of Greening your Business. Learn how collaboration can create new opportunities and build community to help you go green. The event will feature  […]

Another City Exhibition at Centre A

Another City is a collaborative exhibition on the human condition in response to global cultural change and physical transfiguration of the urban environment. Curator Makiko Hara brings work of artists Masashi Ogura, Yoshihiro Suda and Paul de Guzman. Exhibition March 14 to April 25, 2009 Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm […]

The Future of Old Vancouver

Vancouver Arts and Cultures Forum Creative Conversation The Future of Old Vancouver Old Vancouver is Gastown, Chinatown, Strathcona, Hastings,Victory Square, and Japantown. Heritage Vancouver welcomes guest speakers Ray Spaxman, Aprodicio Laquian, and Jan Sircus to an evening of imagining a future for Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods. Ray will tell us about current urban planning that could […]

Affordable housing can be built at an affordable price

Pre-fabricated modular homes could be temporary now, permanent later Michael Geller Special to the Vancouver Sun Should really poor people be living next to really rich people in expensive housing on Vancouver’s waterfront? This is a question on many peoples’ minds following the recent revelations about the cost of the southeast False Creek social housing. […]

Homelessness plan needed said Auditor General

Government lacks clear profile of population Jonathan Fowlie Vancouver Sun The provincial government currrently has no accurate method to track the number of homeless people in the province. The provincial government currrently has no accurate method to track the number of homeless people in the province. The B.C. government lacks a comprehensive plan to deal […]