SPUR Forum: Vancouver in Vogue

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With over 2.3 million residents, the Vancouver metropolitan area is one of the largest in Canada, and its progressive planning and developments have made the city the most dense in the country and one of the most livable cities in the world. Join Ian Gillespie, president of Westbank Corp., the most highly regarded and innovative real estate development company in Vancouver, for a look at the rapid growth of the city’s urban core, its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan and how to make high-rise projects work while keeping neighborhoods and cities vibrant.

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