Archive for the ‘COUNTERPOINT Blog’ Category

A robust, properly planned and well functioning urban transportation system is crucial to our individual and collective wellbeing and quality of life.

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Advanced urbanism

Posted November 28, 2014 12:12 pm by Bob Ransford

A catch-all term that wraps around ideas about how we should be moving forward with our cities in the future

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A frank and probing discussion needs to take place about how this project came into being with so many built-in risks and mistakes.

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The Southlands plan is probably one of the most innovative development plans this region has ever seen.

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This new strategic alliance will see our two companies bring our respective expert resources, talents and experience to the table to offer clients in the urban development and community planning sector– where COUNTERPOINT has a long track record– a full range of services to plan, implement and manage effective public process that supports smart land use principles and sound urban design techniques.

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It is important to look beyond headlines about municipal taxes on new development and dig beneath the surface, if only to correct certain assumptions and begin an informed discussion.

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Much Ado About Something

Posted April 4, 2013 12:36 pm by Joanna Piros

The discussion threads on Linked In have been fraying with use in recent days as more and more of us get steamed over the blatant disregard for customer service being displayed by the company and its chief, Charles Caro.

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Will that be Hell? Or High water?

Posted March 25, 2013 2:17 pm by Joanna Piros

At a recent meeting of emergency service professionals, the discussion touched upon the recent trend to cut back on protective services in communities, as a way of saving money for the local governments.

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How does a little decision become a big issue?

Posted November 29, 2012 12:08 pm by Bob Ransford

The debate over the opening and closing of a 100 meter section of a roadway– Robson Street– that passes through the only significant public space in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown has ignored perspective and context.

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How do we bridge the two solitudes that are a growing reality of our cultural milieu in Metro Vancouver?

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