The Mayors’ Council, representing 23 local elected governments in Metro Vancouver, have worked together to develop a common vision and action plan for our transportation system that will protect our regional economy, our environment, our health and quality of life.
Leigh Gallagher at TEDxMidAtlantic
Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine. She is a co-chair of the Fortune U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Her first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, was published by Portfolio in August 2013. Continue reading
Jeff Speck at TEDxMidAtlantic
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, public service, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. The Christian Science Monitor called his recent book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work.”
Clips from Paul Tennant’s presentation at the Regeneration Forum 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Paul is the CEO of Orbit Group, UK. In these segments, he shares his experience on structural models that have strengthened housing delivery and speaks frankly about the tensions of scale and local delivery.
I recently came across a video by CU Planet about the role that Vancity Credit Union played in the foundation of the Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative.
In 2011, George Stroumboulopoulos—aka ‘Stombo’—flew to Vancouver to record a week of episodes. Here’s the special opening they put together for the shows featuring Tom Cochrane voicing their ‘Ode to Vancouver’.
This video by Matt Taylor highlights—in very stark terms—the necessity of a high level of transit investment in a growing metropolitan area like Vancouver.
I love this creative use of an old 1970’s relief map of Vancouver from the 1970s that had hung on the walls in the Department of Geography at UBC. It was created by the talented folks at Shortt and Epic. Continue reading