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The Vancouver achievement : urban planning and design

Author: John Punter
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the development of Vancouver's unique approach to zoning, planning and urban design from its inception in the early 1970s to its maturity in the management of urban change at the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Punter, John.
Vancouver achievement.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607009311
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Punter
ISBN: 077480971X 9780774809719 0774809728 9780774809726
OCLC Number: 52153581
Awards: Commended for Vancouver Heitage Award, City of Vancouver 1994 (Canada)
Commended for Vancouver Book Award, City of Vancouver 2004 (Canada)
Description: xxxi, 447 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Urban Design as Public Policy in North America --
1. Introducing Vancouver --
pt. 1. Setting a New Planning Agenda --
2. TEAM and the Reform of Planning, 1972-80 --
3. Creating a Livable Central Area, 1975-91 --
pt. 2. Designing Neighbourhoods --
4. Single-Family Neighbourhoods, 1980-2000 --
5. CityPlan, 1992-2000 --
6. Megaprojects on the Waterfront, 1987-2000 --
7. Downtown Vancouver, 1991-2000 --
pt. 3. Regulating Development and Improving Design --
8. Reforming Permit Processing and Development Levies, 1980-2000 --
9. Discretionary Control and Design Quality, 1997-2000 --
10. Conclusion: Assessing Vancouver's Achievement --
App. 1. Awards for planning and design in Vancouver --
App. 2. Chronology of key planning initiatives, policy documents, government policies, and politics in the City of Vancouver, 1965-2001 --
App. 3. Organization charts for the city planning function, 1975-2001.
Responsibility: John Punter.
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