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Vancouver’s new GM of planning and development: Visionary, bureaucrat, consensus-builder, developer deal-maker, all of above?

July 24th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Brian Jackson doesn’t start his new job as Vancouver’s general manager of planning and development for another month but everyone’s got an opinion already, surprising considering he’s been an under-the-radar planner for many.

My first quick interview with him suggests he’s got loads of personality to unleash on the city, where he happens to already live incidentally. (Yaletown, since 2006, when he moved here from California to work first with IBI on Richmond’s plans and later at Richmond itself.) More on that later, but here’s what others had to say in the first go-round.

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