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Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination

3.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Vancouver, located at the edge of a continent and the edge of national consciousness, has become the model for post-industrial urbanism. Does it deserve the attention? This provocative new book explores the links between the city’s seductive natural setting, turbulent political history, planning and design culture, and the local and global forces that are reshaping Vancouv ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published September 7th 2005 by Douglas & McIntyre (first published March 17th 2005)
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Lam Peng
Dec 05, 2012 Lam Peng rated it did not like it
This book was gifted to me awhile back. After reading it, I wonder why so many of the true designers and planners of this great city had been purposely ignored. Is it because the author chose not to highlight them?

Too many voids, thus not a true overview of the leadership that is behind the city we love as Vancouver. Not recommended.
Julian Haigh
Jul 06, 2014 Julian Haigh rated it really liked it
As a local, I really enjoyed this book and how it explains Vancouver's organic development bringing its history to light and its modern form greater meaning.
Niki Lamont
Oct 13, 2012 Niki Lamont rated it did not like it
Some interesting material, but chock full of inaccurate information. The book is essentially a starry eyed gloss over of the city
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