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While other cities sprawled, expanding suburbs and highways, Metro Vancouver, BC, invested in transit, complete communities and compact development to create "Cities in a Sea of Green." After two decades of progress, voters rejected a referendum to expand the region's transit system. How was a community convinced to vote against a funding measure that supported the sustainable ethos they'd embraced for so long? Was it really the successful work of anti-government crusaders? Join in a discussion of the Vancouver experience and see what lessons you can take home.
Moderator: Ron Stewart, AIA, Principal, ZGF Architects, LLP, Portland, Oregon
Gordon Price, Program Director, The City Program, Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia