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Did Olympics Make Vancouver Better?

Did Olympics Make Vancouver Better?
Photo taken by Michael Francis McCarthy. The original, kindly made available under a Creative Commons license, can be found here.

Two noted urban thinkers, Lance Berelowitz and Matt Hern, conduct a free-wheeling back and forth about the future of their city and the legacy of the 2010 Games. Berelowitz is an urban planner, critic and author of Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination. Hern is a rabble-rouser and author of Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future.

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Did the Olympics Make Vancouver a Better City?

Did the Olympics Make Vancouver a Better City?

Urban thinkers Lance Berelowitz and Matt Hern debate the 2010 legacy, and what must come next.

Lance Berelowitz and Matt Hern / 11 Feb 2011


A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?

A Year Later, Why Go Downtown?

Hern and Berelowitz continue their back and forth on post-Olympics Vancouver. Today: bike lanes, towers, and more.

Lance Berelowitz and Matt Hern / 14 Feb 2011


Did Olympics Shift People's Imagination for Vancouver?

Did Olympics Shift People's Imagination for Vancouver?

Or was it just hype? What next, mega-city or village life? Our urbanists wrap up their tussle.

Lance Berelowitz and Matt Hern / 15 Feb 2011