Join Metro, See the World

Last year I had the chance to join a group of regional leaders on a Metro-organized tour of the suburban communities of Vancouver, BC.

It was a great experience, and now a follow-up is being organized. So if you’d like to see what’s working (and what’s not) in BC, here’s the scoop. I highly recommend it.

Metro invites you to experience Vancouver, BC: a recognized world leader in successful mixed-use development and planning. Building on the well-regarded 2006 Get Centered! study tour, Metro is planning another trip to Vancouver BC June 7-9, 2007.

Last September over 30 elected officials, business professionals and other decision-makers from the Portland metropolitan area traveled to Vancouver on the first Get Centered! Vancouver study tour. The group met with and learned from their counterparts in Vancouver who have shaped the dynamic metropolitan region. The tour included mixed-use development in downtown Vancouver and also focused on centers development in surrounding suburbs like Port Moody and Coquitlam.

To find out more about the 2007 study tour, visit the Metro website at:

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