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Nathan Edelson

City Planner

Vancouver Public Library

HQ Phone:  (604) 331-3603

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Vancouver Public Library

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia,V6B 6B1

Canada

Company Description

Vancouver Public Library has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Our vision is an informed, engaged, and connected city. Our mission is a free place for everyone to disc...more

Background Information

Employment History

Adjunct Professor

UBC


Senior Partner

42nd Street Consulting


Senior Planner

Strathcona Community Centre


Affiliations

Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Member, Board


Pantages Theatre Arts Society

Board Member


Education

B.A.

Geography

Penn State University


M.A.

Regional Science

University of Pennsylvania


Web References(55 Total References)


Neighbourhood Integrated Service Teams

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Nathan Edelson


Media | Historical Chinatown Tours | - Part 9

chinatowngirl.ca [cached]

Former City planner Nathan Edelson reflects upon the battles that Chinatown has endured throughout planning history, he even brings up the fact that the Workers' Memorial in the triangular corner of Keefer Street was almost never built.
The original idea was to place a public art piece in that location. Because of the work of community activists, the monument was placed there to commemorate Chinese labourers and veterans for their contribution to Canada. Today's opposition against the a condominium tower beside the monument is inexplicably linked to this piece of history. Edelson also supports prioritizing low-income Chinese seniors housing in Chinatown, and dismisses the idea of "racial profiling". He believes that providing seniors housing will build a foundation in the community. Seniors' children and grandchildren will visit Chinatown and be able to support local businesses and participate in cultural activities together. This is how Chinatown's cultural heritage and history can be passed down to the younger generation and be revived. Edelson suggests that the community enter into broad discussions to find a common ground, working towards protecting unique local Chinese retail shops, whether it is a wonton noodle or a BBQ meats shop. Nathan Edelson, former Vancouver city planner, says it'd be a 'mistake' to let Chinatown get wiped out.


savechinatownheritage.org

"Don't just get angry, get organized"-Hayne Wai; "Chinatown should be the library that holds all these stories". - Angela Lai;"Revitalization can mean many things"-Doris Chow; "if we don't struggle for our past, we have a limited right to our future"-Nathan Edelson; "it's time to be aspirational, imaginative....what are the feedback loops for plans, how can we re-assess, have truly responsive plans" - Melissa Fong.
IN THE NEWS: Nathan Edelson, former Vancouver city planner, says it'd be a 'mistake' to let Chinatown get wiped out A former Vancouver city planner says he believes it's important to preserve "every brick and stone in the community" of...


CGLF - Sessions & Panelists

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Nathan Edelson -School of Community and Regional Planning UBC
Nathan Edelson is Senior Partner with 42nd Street Consulting - a company that focuses on planning for inclusive communities. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Community and Regional Planning. He served with the City of Vancouver Planning Department for 25 years. For 15 of those years, he was the Senior City Planner for the inner city neighbourhoods of the Downtown Eastside, Chinatown, Gastown, Strathcona and Victory Square. Here he helped manage many contentious issues related to market and social housing, health and social services, and public safety. He also chaired the Vancouver Agreement's Economic Revitalization Task Team which developed and implemented a plan supported by the three levels of government. In addition, he also co-managed development of the Downtown Eastside Housing Plan, Heritage Incentive Program, Arts and Cultural Plan and many public realm and community arts initiatives. All of these iwere designed to support "Revitalization without Displacement", in that they worked toward creating opportunities to stabilize and improve the quality of life for existing residents, many of whom were low income, while encouraging investments in market housing and business development. Prior to this, Nathan was the planner responsible for the Joyce SkyTrain Station Area and Downtown South - two neighbourhoods that experienced considerable change in land use, population and cultural diversity. In each case, he worked with community leaders to establish new organizations such as Collingwood Neighbourhood House to help ensure ongoing community development and locally based service delivery. He also managed city-wide initiatives on issues such as Secondary Suites, Single Room Accommodation and Liquor Licensing and introduced Good Neighbour Conditions for contentious developments in ways that protected the liveability of nearby residents while facilitating changes needed to accommodate a growing metropolitan region. Listen to Nathan's comments on the Olympics and social housing here >>>


citycaucus.com

Nathan Edelson is a former City Planner who worked with the City for over 25 years, and who now teaches at UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning.
During his term as city planner for the Downtown Eastside, he pushed the concept of "Revitalization Without Displacement," but has recently done a u-turn in support of the City's gentrification plan for the Downtown Eastside. Instead of waiting for the results of the city's Social Impacts study, he lent his voice in support of height increases and unregulated condos for an areas with hundreds of low-income seniors.


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