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UBC School of Architecture and Landscape ArchitectureThe Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Parks Board

City Debate #15: RETHINK THE DTES PLAN

The Downtown Eastside Plan (2014) was created to protect low-income residents and others in need by restricting new development and uses not specifically targeting the poor. Many believe the DTES is Vancouver's last authentic and compassionate neighbourhood; others see a neighbourhood in decline. Is it time to rethink the DTES Plan to allow for a greater mix of self-supporting uses, residents and businesses? Or, does the DTES Plan effectively protect a vulnerable population and preserve a cohesive neighbourhood?