For the readers dialing in from London England (not Ontario) a little piece of my hometown is on display in your home town. Vancouver is a very young city and it's downtown core has seen a tremendous amount of development the past couple decades. Very controlled development mind you and an exhibit at Canada House in Trafalgar square details what this new form of urban development, Vancouverism, is all about.
Citizens of this city, renown for their incredible ability to complain, have a love hate relationship with what Vancouver has become. It is convenient, well planned, though sometime devoid of a sense of place amongst all the towers of glass. But despite our West Coast cynicism, when other cities around the world are looking at what you're doing and even replicating you have to figure we're doing something right.
And for those of us not in jolly London to visit the exhibition we'll just have to be satisfied with this post from The Guardian.