As Housing Costs Soar, Two Homes Multiply to Seven

In Vancouver, an innovative approach to urban infill brings new life to a community.
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For locals, Vancouver’s picture-postcard reputation and its public-planning triumphs do little to salve the fact that it has one of the highest costs of housing per capita in the world. It also has a serious issue with social alienation; a recent Vancouver Foundation report named lack of connection and engagement as citizens’ number-one complaint about the city. And as heritage homes are routinely destroyed for lot value, Vancouver is starting to embrace its history while carving out a new identity for itself.

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Hadani Ditmars
Hadani Ditmars writes internationally about architecture, culture and politics and her work has been published in Dwell, Wallpaper, Vogue, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Architectural Review and the New York Times.


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