Eric Bergeson: A bird’s-eye view of Vancouver
The city fathers of Vancouver, British Columbia, where I visited last week, made a fateful decision in the 1950s.
They decided to build up, not out. Not only Vancouver’s office space, but also its residential areas would consist of high-rises, not sprawling suburbs.
The planners didn’t have much choice. Vancouver is tucked tightly between a deep ocean harbor and mountains of the coastal range.
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