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Our Community Our Plan

Our Community, Our Plan! is a group of residents in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood of Vancouver who have come together to ensure that local residents have significant influence in the Community Plan currently in process.

The group formed from the previous Ad-Hoc Committee on the Citizens’ Assembly which itself was struck in response to the Jackson Report of 25th September 2013.

Opinion: ‘Neighbourhood’ versus ‘Density’ in Chinatown

Is the Viennese model a suitable model for Vancouver?

Vancouver is consistently ranked alongside the Vienna as one of the world’s most livable cities. Vienna has a stable housing market, with 60% of the population living in municipally built, owned, or managed housing. By comparison, Vancouver is undergoing a housing crisis. Vienna’s housing history and policies provides alternative approaches for British Columbia.

As Vancouver embarks upon a community engagement process revolving around housing, The Vienna Model expands discussion about urban planning options and encourages dialogue and debate on the future of the city.

from The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st-Century City
Museum of Vanvouver

Vienna, one of the world’s most livable cities, has no affordable housing crisis. Four-fifths of new housing is government subsidized. Should Greater Vancouver follow suit?

Urbanarium City Debate: Follow Vienna, subsidize more housing

Urbanarium City Debates #10 – Film

Vienna model creative exploration

Use and design of public spaces
Developing new urban areas
New social housing
Developing existing housing stock
Social mixing
Diversity and integration
Climate and environmental protection
Citizen participation
The role of art
Building on the outskirts
Vancouver and Vienna comparisons
Continuity and innovation
Developer competitions: The four pillar model