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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1130
Professor
J.Wright
Semester
Winter

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Geographical form of postindustrial social processes  Rise of downtown office sector (producer services) and new economy complex, and deindustrialization & decentralization of manufacturing of suburbs  Professional class transform the inner city through gentrification and “boutiquing”, and suburbs are more bluecollar and home to poor new immigrants  Planning for livability (starts with Art Phillips and TEAM, 1968, and continues to the “Vancouver Model” – Larry Beasley) o Vancouver is a postindustrial city o We see that demand for improved quality of life – starting the early 1970’s o Associated with grassroots civicprogressive political party aka TEAM – comes to power in 1972, lead by charismatic _______________ o The bodiment of TEAM was a new professional class o Granville Island was an industrial site, primarily industry associated with lumber trade – shake & shingle mills, saw mills, iron foundry o TEAM changed that; focus on natural features (false creek) – attention to green space
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