New Visions For The Viaducts – Vote For Your Favourites

By Brent Toderian, Planetizen
November 21, 2011

As my last post profiled, Vancouver is creatively working to define the future of our Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts – infrastructure that I’ve referred to as “the asterix” beside the statement that Vancouver has no freeways within our city. One of several inputs into that process is an open ideas competition called re:CONNECT. The deadline for submissions has come and gone, and we’ve been thrilled with the response, with 104 unique submissions from 13 countries (US, Mexico, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Slovenia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and Canada). The international response is wonderful, but I’m particularly pleased with the number of local entries, showing the great energy and creativity around this key city-building question – 60% of the submissions were from Vancouver, and 75% from Metro Vancouver. More …