Railtown tech hub effort "too little, too late" -- Tom Hutton

Vancouver neighbourhood back on the rails

The Globe and Mail ran a story about Railtown, an area of Vancouver that appears to be undergoing a redevelopment boom. However, the efforts to make Railtown a design and tech hub are “too little, too late,” says Tom Hutton, a University of British Columbia planning professor.

Hutton says that a city planning policy in the mid-1980s generated an explosion of condo development around Coal Harbour and north False Creek, and set Vancouver on a path that made real estate a dominant industry in the city.

Globe and Mail

Tue Sep 18 2019
By: Frances Bula
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