Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vancouver's municipal Vision party is in favour of taking down the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts in an effort to both "open up" and "link" the city, not to mention add a few more towers in their place. Whether these towers will be market-oriented, social-oriented, or a mix, has not yet been floated.

It is worth noting that the party from which Vision emerged -- the Committee of Progressive Electors (COPE) -- formed from an ad hoc group that came together over forty years ago to fight a proposed freeway that would have destroyed Strathcona (like the viaducts did to Hogan's Alley) and create a rationale for further unsustainable development.

Interesting that Vision City Councillor Geoff Meggs (first elected under the COPE banner) does not mention COPE in his infomercial, particularly since Vision and COPE are ostensibly partners in the quest towards what the latter refer to as a "livable city."

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