Wednesday, July 31, 2013

From SUNN Vancouver Historic Quartiers —Shopping List for the
New Neighbourhood Plan

LEWIS VILLEGAS Here is a primer for what to look for in the new neighbourhood plan for the Downtown Eastide the place we dubbed Vancouver’s Historic Quartiers.
Human-scale urbanism  Small is Beautiful. Better to build 100 sites with 4 units each, than one site with 400 units. From the point of view of social capital and profits from re-development, historic neighbourhoods are better served by having many small interventions rather than just a few big ones. Towers don’t work everywhere, and they are a bad fit in historic districts. Read more: Shopping List for the New Neighbourhood Plan | SUNN Vancouver Historic Quartiers

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