Posts Tagged ‘property speculation’

Craigslist: “For Sale: Vancouver City Hall. Cash only, please. No Questions asked.”

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Ha ha. Sadly, this Craigslist ad was quickly taken down, but not before lots of us took  screenshots and copied the text (a friend uploaded it to her Facebook).

The ad only lasted only 23 hours. Someone must have flagged it. Considering that it only went up on Easter Sunday and was taken down Easter Monday, some City Hall employee or Vision Vancouver party functionary must be pretty vigilant.

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Everybody works but the vacant lot

Sunday, February 17th, 2013


Everybody works but the vacant lot, Henry George as quoted by Fay Lewis

This is a parody artwork at Vancouver’s 221A Artist-Run Centre, parodying the “Micro Loft” building being erected next door to it in the current lightning-fast condo land rush taking place in Chinatown.

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Condo marketing company’s own employees posing as buyers from China to drive condo sales; busted by blog

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

On Thursday, February 14, Business in Vancouver ran a story detailing how the editor of a high-profile blog was being paid by a real estate marketing company to write about living in Vancouver’s pricey Olympic Village, without disclosing the fact to readers.

Berlin’s skyrocketing housing costs and hipster proliferation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The above video by a Berliner complains about Berlin’s influx of hipsters, addressing them directly in its conclusion:

“Please stop to face your neighbourhood… it matters if you try to live in Neukölln or whether you just live your imported party here. Just because the fucked up free market economy expects us, for example, to satisfy your wishes because you have the money and the power (at least afterwards) even though you refuse to believe in this fact now because you prefer to feel poor..

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Melbourne – now the most livable city in the world – and its cycling Director of Design, Rob Adams

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Rob Adams, Melbourne’s Director of Design

Melbourne, now deemed the most livable city in the world, has bumped Vancouver from top spot. Never having believed Vancouver deserved that spot, I’m happy the designation has gone to a city that probably does.

Interestingly Melbourne has a “Director of Design” at its City Hall, whereas we have a “Director of Planning.” Language usually means something, if you know what I mean.

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