TYEE SOLUTIONS SOCIETY » Sky-high rents and housing prices are among Vancouver's most pressing and persistent challenges. The answer, experts and developers say, is more “density”—packing more people into every square kilometre of Vancouver.

False Creek South was created 40 years ago on city-owned land in the belief that mixed-income, green and walkable neighbourhoods could foster a real downtown community in the Age of Suburbs. But now city leases and federal funding that made the project possible, are both ticking down to their end-dates.

Tyee Solutions Society housing reporter David P. Ball explored one the country’s most audacious, if now long-forgotten, experiments in social and urban engineering—and found lots to appreciate, and plenty to question, in the new millennium.

READ OUR FOUR-PART SERIES: thetyee.ca/Series/2013/12/31/False-Creek-South-Experiment/

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