Vancouver’s Olympic Village is one of a kind for British Columbia and North America
In an article published in the Vancouver Sun newspaper, columnist Bob Ransford states that “I now have no hesitation in stating that the Olympic Village project is an extraordinarily valuable development — one of a kind not only for Vancouver, but likely for North America.”
“The plan the city agonized over for years shines through like nothing we've seen in Vancouver before,” writes Ransford. “This is not the typical Vancouver podium-and-tower high-density development. The form of development is closer to that European human scale that not only planners but any visitor to old-world cities rave about.”
Ransford observes that the Olympic Village is greener on a larger scale and in more areas than probably any other mixed-use development in North America.
Posted May 2009