The Vancouver Model

by Zbigniew

“I think there are people who say the Vancouver model is fine, and then there are others who don’t like the Vancouver model.”

Hon. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety & Solicitor General

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“Teaching Pediatric Procedures: The Vancouver Model for Instructing Seldinger’s Technique of Central Venous Access Via the Femoral Vein”

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“In this chapter, we introduce the Vancouver model to tourism infrastructure planning and development. The key characteristics of this model are (1) an emphasis on private sector participation in tourism project development with little or no direct public financial support, (2) the leveraging of tourist amenities and infrastructure through private sector developments, and (3) an emphasis on planning for a liveable region, with particular emphasis on housing.”

Dennis R. Judd, The Infrastructure of Play: Building the Tourist City

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“Of course, the Vancouver model lacks the keen public relations touch of the other, more media-centric New Urbanism. But that may come. Within a matter of years, the Vancouver urban prototype will save more energy, house more people, and make finer urban neigh- borhoods than all the overhyped neo-nineteenth-century projects combined. Vancouver is the portal through which the twenty-first-century city is being conceived, for good, and sometimes, for ill.”

Trevor Boddy, “New Urbanism: ‘The Vancouver Model’”

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G.L. Homes

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“[T]he Vancouver model is socially and politically regressive, promoting a suburban homogeneity, complacency, and torpor that threatens the capacity of cities to function as sites that support vitality, difference, and invention.”

Matthew Soules, “The ‘Liveable’ Suburbanized City: Post-politics and a Vancouver Near You”

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“I was advised that the particular style of money laundering in B.C. related to B.C. casinos is being called, quote, ‘the Vancouver model’ in at least one international intelligence community.”

Hon. David Eby, Attorney General