Despite Smear, Vancouver Density is Key to City

In Vancouver, urban density is being attacked as a detriment to the city. But as this column argues, the city's emphasis on density and transit accessibility is what makes the city great.
May 18, 2011, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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Columnit Stephen Quinn writes of a smear campaign against a new condo project which had been characterized as the "Attack of the 50-foot Condos". But 50 feet is only five stories, not the mega monster its critics despise.

"What the Cambie corridor has going for it is an excellent transit line. A $2-billion, highly efficient, underground people mover that can grow in capacity by adding trains and increasing frequency. While it may marginally slow down trips to the airport or Richmond, the proposed stations at 33rd Avenue and 57th Avenue need to be built sooner rather than later, so the line serves people who live in the corridor, and not just those who are passing through."

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Published on Friday, May 13, 2011 in The Globe and Mail
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