research data . Sound . 2019

Shaping Vancouver: What do we do about neighbourhoods?

Evans, Richard; Hein, Scot; Pape, Jada-Gabrielle; Bradshaw, Jennifer Maiko; Yuen, Ben;
Open Access English
  • Published: 09 Oct 2019
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT NEIGHBOURHOODS? Neighbourhoods are often positively associated with community. They tend to have a combination of qualities that communities identify with which can make them distinct. These include the people, the types of interactions they have with each other, nature, types of commercial spaces, housing tenure, and public spaces in addition to the type and design of buildings. However, there are conflicting views as to whether this distinctiveness is positive or not. Particularly with regard to residential neighbourhoods, some argue that "neighbourhood character" must be maintained to preserve the diversity of the city. Others note however...
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