Vancouver’s Amnesia

Posted by Daniela Elza on Mar 20 2021

I wrote this piece, after sending my own letter and survey to Council, City, and Mayor. Thank you to the editors of The Tyee for making space for it and for helping with the editing.

Yet Another Housing Survey, for a City That Seems to Love Them

There are a number of linked in articles and pieces that can help with background to this and I base the survey on

Canada’s Dual Housing Policy: Assisting Owners, Neglecting Renters by J. David Hulchanski, Centre of Urban Studies Research Bulletin # 38, September 2007.

Give it a read if you have time.

Thank you to all the people who are working overtime on volunteer hours to build a future vision for the re-visioning of the area in keeping with the original vision. 🙂 I know! I used vision this many times since it feels like my city is lacking one.

One Response to “Vancouver’s Amnesia”

  1. Graham Says:

    Daniela. Thanks for your Tyee piece. I especially appreciated the Reciprocal Survey. I have most recently been focusing my creative writing on Urban Issues, and the piece thatScot Hein and I did on False Creek South was linked to your Tyee article. I used a different form of expression in ‘Starting Over’, published in 3 parts in “Spacing” Magazine recently. Anyway the point I want to make is that going forward I am looking to building a community of writing/writers with a view to bringing poetry into force as an element of urban action, both for False Creek and other communities in and around Vancouver, and I would love your Reciprocal Survey to be part of that expression. Nothing happening on that front yet, but I wanted to reach out now, and put the idea into your mind – like sharing a cup of sugar over the fence with a neighbour. Cheers Graham