Olympic Village is an 'Inspired Template'

Lisa Rouchon of The Globe and Mail says that Vancouver's Olympic Village might not be a cure-all for the city's problems, but it is a well-planned vision for the future.
February 16, 2010, 10am PST | Tim Halbur
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Rouchon writes, "Southeast False Creek, currently a heavily guarded Pleasantville for some 3,000 athletes, will not cure the woes of the Downtown Eastside; neither will SFU Woodward's, an inspired collision of mixed-use buildings, a public atrium and progressive social programs next to the troubled area. Southeast False Creek - simply known these days as the Olympic and Paralympic Village - cannot take responsibility for an entire city. But, as a city master-planned, 50-acre (20-hectare) neighbourhood, it represents a new set of aspirations and an inspired template."

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Published on Saturday, February 13, 2010 in The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
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