Planning on the Edge
Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development
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While recognizing the many successes of the "Vancouverism" model, the contributors acknowledge that the forces of globalization and speculative property development have increased social inequality and housing insecurity since the 1980s in the city and the region. To determine the city's prospects for overcoming these problems, they look at city planning from all angles, including planning for the Indigenous population, environmental and disaster planning, housing and migration, and transportation and water management.
By looking at policies at the local, provincial, and federal levels and taking reconciliation with Indigenous peoples into account, Planning on the Edge highlights the kinds of policies and practices needed to reorient Vancouver's development trajectory along a more environmentally sound and equitable path.
Prologue: Twenty-One Suburbs in Search of a City: A View of
the Vancouver Metropolitan Area / John Friedmann
Introduction / Tom Hutton and Penny Gurstein
Part 1: Situating Vancouver in Space and Time
1 Planning since Time Immemorial: Musqueam Perspectives / Howard Grant, Leona Sparrow, Larissa Grant, and Jemma Scoble
2 City on the Edge: Vancouver and Circuits of Capital, Control, and Culture / Tom Hutton
Part 2: Sustainability and Resilience in Metro Vancouver's Urban Systems
3 Vancouver's Sustainability Gap and Lessons from the Southeast False Creek Model Sustainable Community / Jennie Moore, Cornelia Sussmann, and William E. Rees
4 Vancouverism and Sustainable Urban Design: Past Its Prime and Needing to Evolve / Maged Senbel and Mark Stevens
5 Transportation: Vancouver the City and Vancouver the Region / Lawrence D. Frank and Alexander Y. Bigazzi
6 Dynamics and Governance of Risk in Metro Vancouver / Stephanie E. Chang, Timothy L. McDaniels, Lily Yumagulova, and Mark Stevens
7 The Sustainability Gap for Water Management in the Vancouver Region / Jordi Honey-Roses
Part 3: A People-Centred Approach to Planning and Development in Vancouver
8 Beyond the Downtown Eastside: A Regional Perspective on Affordability, Displacement, and Social Justice / Nathan J. Edelson, Penny Gurstein, Karla Kloepper, and Jeremy T. Stone
9 Beyond the Dreams of Avarice? The Past, Present, and Future of Housing in Vancouver's Planning Legacy / Penny Gurstein and Andy Yan
10 Canada's Cosmopolis on the Coast: How Immigration Has Shaped and Reshaped Vancouver / Lisi Feng and Michael Leaf
11 Building Civic Capacity in the Shadow of Neoliberalism: Patterns and Challenges in Metro Vancouver's Immigrant Social Integration / Leonora C. Angeles and Olga Shcherbyna
Epilogue: Beyond Cosmopolis: Dreaming Coexistence as Indigenous Justice / Leonie Sandercock
Planning on the Edge explores the reality behind the rhetoric of Vancouver's reputation as a sustainable city and paves the way for developing Vancouver and its region into a place that is both economically sustainable and socially just.