Multimedia

MULTIMEDIA

View of Water Street in early 1870’s. The patio on the far left is Gassy Jack’s Globe Saloon. (Vancouver Archives)

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View of Carrall Street in 1870’s. The steps on the far right are the entrance to Gassy Jack’s Globe Saloon. (Vancouver Archives)

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Vancouver Streetcars filmed in 1907. Amazing video of early Vancouver from a streetcar that loops around the downtown BC Electric circuit: Granville, Hastings, Main, Cordova, Cambie, Robson, Davie streets.

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Vancouver Streetcars, circa 1940s. Passing the ROW stick on Dunbar.

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Excerpt from colour films of the Interurban railway shot in 1948-50, with many stations corresponding to today’s Skytrain stations.

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To Build a Better City, NFB/CMHC 1964 (2 Parts). NFB film about urban blight and clearing houses in Strathcona neighbourhood to make way for the McLean Park housing project.

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To Build a Better City, NFB/CMHC 1964 (Part 2)

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Hippies Invade Vancouver in 1967, fun retrospective TV segment touches on the watershed protests against a proposed freeway through Gastown and Chinatown, Evening Report (Seattle)

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The Spinning Image, 2008Vancouver’s DTES and the use of buzzwords like “revitalization” and “sustainability” to justify market development and displacement of low-income community.

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The Human Face: Stories from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Produced, directed and distributed by Students For Change, SFU  2008.

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Dr Brendan Williams of UCD School Of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy (Ireland) discusses the importance of research and development in urban planning for sustainable long-term growth of cities.

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Vancouverism, addcommunications take on the popular development term, usually associated with the tower and podium building form prevalent in Yaletown and North False Creek.

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Urban planning expert, and former City of Vancouver Director of Planning, Larry Beasley, talks about building heights and human scale. Recorded in conjunction with his appearance in the 2010 NCPC Speaker Series, Washington DC.

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