Sad Logo: The Westside gets its greenery, while Norquay in Eastside gets concrete

Fast replacement of 17 vandalized trees for Vancouver west side vs
Longstanding neglect of missing, damaged, and sick trees that symbolize Norquay
(originally posted on Eye On Norquay):


Fast replacement of 17 vandalized trees for Vancouver west side
vs
Longstanding neglect of missing, damaged, and sick trees that symbolize Norquay


Back in November 2010, when the City of Vancouver rammed its Norquay Plan down the throat of area residents, planners tried to daub a coat of sugar over the bitter pill. One of their ideas ? not ours ? was that the ginkgo tree could become a Norquay signature. They called for concrete memorials like this one to remind us how they vanquished and rebranded us:


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and like this one:


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Developers like concrete. That’s about all they want to pour into the neighborhoods that they extract big profits from.

There were also supposed to be some trees. Here’s a pretty page from the Norquay Plan as it went to Council for approval:


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Let’s extract and highlight the sentence that finishes off that page:


Undertaking ? Well, when it…

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