Ideas Of The Public Sought In Planning Vancouver's Growth

<p>Vancouver looks to its people to help chart out the city's future growth strategy.</p>
November 15, 2007, 8am PST | Nate Berg
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"Boxed in by parks, watersheds, mountains, ocean and protected agricultural land, the region faces a very different kind of growth and home ownership - landless and compact."

"Metro Vancouver, that layer of government known until recently as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is embarking on an extensive round of public consultation on a plan for the region's next phase of growth, a period that will see changes in how we live, where we work and how we will get from one to the other."

"The growth strategy amounts to a shared vision of the region we would like to live in and is used by municipal planners and councils to shape their land-use planning and decide how they will compel or encourage builders to create compact, efficient town centres and to limit wasteful sprawl."

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Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 in The Vancouver Sun
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