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It can be done.

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Canada is not too different.

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You might be a NIMBY… love these …

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House prices in San Francisco. Obviously it’s the price of land. But when developers in the Vancouver area are redeveloping older strata projects and buying out satisfied owners now that the province has reduced the consent to dissolve existing strata plans to 80% … and still make a profit.

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Like Seattle, San Francisco is also looking at ways to supply more affordable housing. The local Vancouver ‘push back’ blogs give the impression that Vancouver is disintegrating, being ruined, by towers and density. It’s going on in many metropolises around the world.

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Check out the rents in San Francisco. Hopefully, our system of mild rent controls in British Columbia will stem some of this world-wide trend.

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In New York:

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Seattle just declared a ‘state of emergency’ around its homelessness problem.

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Are we far behind? We’ve been kicking the situational homeless problems for years. All but the City of Vancouver and a few other Metro Vancouver municipalities. But what will be do when confronted with increasing structural homelessness? The piece in the Langley Times is interesting.  There’s no mention of an iceberg … but ‘the man in the van’!

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From Melbourne, Australia

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Australia again. A national perspective.

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Two views from the U.S. on gentrification:

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and

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Nice Vancouver blog:

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Insightful article from The Stranger, a Seattle internet journal.

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