Tag: Jim Green

The honorary Jim Green: from Downtown Eastside organizer to city-shaper

Just as the civic election campaign was reaching peak intensity on Nov. 5, World Planning Day, the Planning Institute of BC made former union activist, social housing developer and city councillor Jim Green an honorary member, someone who… Read More

Geller seeks end to OV social housing “political football”

Jim Green’s Sun op-ed on the Olympic Village social housing controversy, linked here yesterday, touched off unprecedented huffing and puffing from the individuals targetted. NPA blogonaut Mike Klassen found the piece “abhorrent,” demanded an apology and declared the… Read More

Woodwards: “what dad built”

In a hectic 60-minute tour of the Woodwards project today, organized by developer Ian Gillespie and architect Gregory Henriquez for Premier Gordon Campbell, Mayor Gregor Robertson and city councillors, the most important speech was made by construction worker… Read More