Project 200 was a failed plan from 1968 that included a forest of highrises and residential towers, a hotel and a waterfront freeway in downtown Vancouver. Note that Waterfront Station is missing from the plan. Image courtesy of Tom Carter.
Vancouver politics from the city’s 1886 inception have shown pockets of brilliance; other times, not so. Nonetheless, by the time of its post-WWII emergence, the city was perceived by some to be a “dirty, grimy backwater”. Remarkably, the city has evolved with forward looking policies and is now deemed to be one of the most livable cities in the world. How did this happen? The half century from the late 1960s to the late 2010s, political groups brandishing such ideological initials at NPA, TEAM, COPE and Vision, have helped move this process along. Some were more transformative than others. To help steer us through the complexities of this will be Gordon Price, an NPA councilor for 15 years during that time.
Civic Politics over the Past Half Century
Speaker: Gordon Price, former City Councilor
Date & Time: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free *does not include admission to Museum of Vancouver exhibitions/galleries