Vancouverism (Book, 2019) []
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Author: Larry Beasley
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : On Point Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Until the 1980s, Vancouver was a typical mid-sized North American city. But between Expo 86 and the Olympic Games in 2010, something extraordinary happened. This otherwise unremarkable Canadian city underwent a radical transformation that saw it emerge as an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its livability, sustainability, and competitiveness. City-watchers everywhere took notice and wanted to learn  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Beasley
ISBN: 0774890312 9780774890311
OCLC Number: 1105381763
Description: 423 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: PrologueThe Beginnings | Frances BulaPart 1: What Is Vancouverism?1 Setting the Stage2 A Unique Context for Urban Innovation3 Counter-Intuitive Perspectives for Shaping a CityPart 2: The Key Urban Principles of Vancouverism4 Neighbourhoods5 Transportation Choices6 Diversity7 Urban Design8 Environmental Responsibility9 Public and Private CollaborationPart 3: The Future of Vancouverism10 New Iterations and Lessons LearnedEpilogueA Special Urban ExperienceNotes; Index


This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver's dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its  Read more...


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Beasley's book is a captain's log that will sit nicely alongside other books on city building in Vancouver. -- C. Cheung * The Tyee * ...this will be the definitive insider's account of the creation Read more...

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