The City Episode March 18, 2014

Downtown Eastside Plan Raises Concerns Over Gentrification and Definition of Social Housing

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Vancouver's recently approved Downtown Eastside neighbourhood plan raises concerns over the definition of social housing and the ability to slow gentrification
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Vancouver's recently approved Downtown Eastside neighbourhood plan raises concerns over the definition of social housing and the plan's ability to stop -- or even slow -- gentrification. Low-income advocates and others express frustration that the significant 30-year plan was rushed through city council. On the podcast, we hear from low-income advocate Tamara Herman (Carnegie Community Action Project), Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Councillor Adriane Carr, and urban planning/geography PhD student Melissa Fong.