False Creek South: An Experiment in Community [Weekend Watch]

False Creek South has been a showcase for the benefits of mixed-income and mixed-use living for the past 40 years; including hundreds of co-operative homes. However, the pending end of city leases and federal operating agreements will lead to significant changes and challenges in the community over over the coming decades.

This video takes a look back and explores what may lie ahead.

False Creek’s Urban Experiment Seeks a Second Act

By  The Tyee Solutions Society

Sky-high rents and housing prices are among Vancouver’s most pressing and persistent challenges. The answer, experts and developers say, is more “density”—packing more people into every square kilometre of Vancouver.

False Creek South was created 40 years ago on city-owned land in the belief that mixed-income, green and walkable neighbourhoods could foster a real downtown community in the Age of Suburbs. But now city leases and federal funding that made the project possible, are both ticking down to their end-dates.

Tyee Solutions Society housing reporter David P. Ball explored one the country’s most audacious, if now long-forgotten, experiments in social and urban engineering—and found lots to appreciate, and plenty to question, in the new millennium.

Read the four-part series.

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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