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City Making in Paradise: Nine Decisions that Saved Vancouver Paperback – Aug. 15 2007

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  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre; Canadian First edition (Aug. 15 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1553652576
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1553652571
  • Item Weight : 272 g
  • Dimensions : 14.05 x 2.54 x 21.46 cm
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"[Vancouver's] livability is no accident, as City Making makes clear. The book...argues that choices at all levels of government have made our city unique...Harcourt is not unfamiliar with plannerese, but City Making is a civilian's book; think of it as a manual for the GVRD's operating system." (Georgia Straight 2007-09-06)

"The book's value for anyone interested in the future of the west coast is indisputable. But the similarities in urban history between Vancouver and Toronto means there are lessons here for Torontonians...In this case we might do well to look west for guidance in city-making." (Spacing Magazine 2007-12-14)

"What makes City Making an interesting read...is the processes by which its leaders go about achieving their laudable goals. For Greater Vancouverites, City Making provides valuable insight into the decisions that shaped their region. Those who live in urban centres outside British Columbia, however, may find the book all the more compelling for the different models of governance it espouses." (Building Magazine 2007-05-31)

About the Author

Mike Harcourt is a former premier of British Columbia (1991-96), mayor of Vancouver (1980-86) and city alderman (1972-80.) He is chair of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee for Cities and Communities.

Ken Cameron has held senior planning and management positions with the City of New Westminster and the Greater Vancouver Regional District since the late 1970s. He is CEO of the British Columbia Homeowner Protection Office.

Sean Rossiter's hockey idol growing up was Glenn Hall, the original butterfly goaltender. He is the author of a dozen books, including The Immortal Beaver: The World's Greatest Bush Plane and The Chosen Ones: Test Pilots in Action and has written extensively about hockey, including nine Hockey the NHL Way books. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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