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Protesters Plan to Occupy Little Mountain Housing Project

Little Mountain was one of the most successful public housing projects ever built. Known for its safety, the design of Little Mountain allowed neighbors to keep an eye on each other, while common areas created a space where neighbors could meet and share the burden of childcare.

Truly, it was a model of successful planning. It was one that many in the planning field believed should have been replicated around the world, if the Province hadn’t sold the land to a developer.

It was mostly demolished in 2009. Since this much-loved social housing project was destroyed, the developer has built nothing to replace it. The residents, including many elderly, have all been relocated. Demonstrators will be occupying the grounds today, risking arrest.

Literature on Little Mountain will be available in our library as soon as we re-launch.

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2 responses to “Protesters Plan to Occupy Little Mountain Housing Project

  1. Vancouver homeowner, hard working, tax paying citizen November 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Get a job, pay some taxes and then use your freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression. I do not want one more dollar of my taxes spent on cleaning up after people who do not contribute. I am NOT part of your phantom 99% nor am I part of the 1% you are fighting against.

    • The People's Librarians November 23, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Jane,

      Please understand that most of the People’s Librarians are either employed or full time students. In the course of our work and study, we have been confronted with grave injustices against blue-collar working people (what Vancouver Magazine called “Generation F”) and our democratic Right to the City. We’re fighting for municipal elections that aren’t a choice between two developer-backed parties.

      We are fighting for our right to live, work and study in a world that we care to be a part of.

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