Backlash Over New Towers in Vancouver
Reporter Jeff Lee reports:
"Leading the list is a group including former mayor and premier Michael Harcourt and two of the city's best-known planners, Larry Beasley and Ray Spaxman, who question why the city appears determined to densify the area around the poorest neighbourhood in Canada in the absence of a local area plan.
On Wednesday, 29 university professors also signed a letter to Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Vision Vancouver-led council saying the plan to raise the allowable heights of buildings in the city's historic area, including Chinatown, will imperil the stock of affordable and low-income housing in the area."
Thanks to Steven Godfrey