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[Podcast] 2013 Year in Review

the city twitter icon - finalOver three podcasts, we revisit the year’s critical urban discussions on topics and ideas ranging from transportation along Vancouver’s Broadway corridor, the degradation of work in postindustrial urban economies, gentrification in Vancouver’s Chinatown, feminist urban futures and social movements, the making of Stanley Park, arts and cultural spaces, and much more.

In Part III of the 2013 Year in Review, former city councillor and Women Transforming Cities founder Ellen Woodsworth discusses the major issues from the past year.

Part I

Part II

Part III (featuring Ellen Woodsworth)

A thriving sustainable, local economy?

I headed over to the City of Vancouver website this morning to find some information and was welcomed with this image and caption. I couldn’t help myself – I had to capture it. Does the City realize the irony and contradictions with the image and caption? Is the cruise ship industry part of a local, sustainable economy? I’m not so sure about that – and I’m not so sure this type of messaging is particularly helpful. If you, too, are somewhat puzzled by the sustainability rhetoric in this city, you might be interested in an article published at The Mainlander.

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