A Community Built Around Food

<p>Vancouver's South East False Creek community is making the production of food one of the major aspects of its preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Its emphasis on local food production is a model other cities may look to follow.</p>
July 10, 2008, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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"This is architecture - and entire urban landscapes - designed to fulfil our ever-growing need for food."

"Could we make our cities more sustainable - even self-sufficient - if the need to grow food locally was designed into every stage of building, from drawing board to decor?"

"South East False Creek in Vancouver could be one of the world's first purpose-built sustainable communities, with growing food at the top of the list of priorities."

"Eighty acres of former industrial land south of the city centre is being developed as part of the plans for Vancouver's Winter Olympics in 2010."

"The city has pledged to create 2,010 new growing spaces to provide food for the Games - something that could be copied in London."

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Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 in BBC
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