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Eric Bergeson: A bird’s-eye view of Vancouver

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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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