City Needs to Better Engage Citizens on Housing Development

By Bob Ransford, Vancouver Sun
November 24, 2012

Vancouver’s new planner is on a mission to transform the way the city deals with growth. Brian Jackson, who recently took over as general manager of Planning and Development Services, has an urgent and daunting task ahead of him. There’s no more time left to talk about planning theories, give lectures about past Vancouver urban achievements or argue about the intent of old policies that have outlived their shelf life. Growth is challenging everyone. People continue to flock to Vancouver. More …