Night Music: Velvet Underground & Nico

November 22, 2014


A Shelter For East Van

November 22, 2014

I have heard today that the City is soon to open a much-needed 24-hour homeless shelter in the 1600-block of East Pender.

It will have 40 beds and will operate on a reservation system.  Homeless folks will be allowed to bring their pets and their carts.  It will offer three meals a day and laundry service.  Access will be via the back lane.

There will be a public meeting about the shelter on Tuesday at 5:30pm at the Wise Hall.

More on Slums: Market Training

November 22, 2014

During a speech by Stewart Brand in Vancouver in 2010, he showed a video of a market in Thailand that exists on and over active railway lines. He used this to discuss how slum entrepreneurs work their way around problems. Just like a street hockey game that has to disband temporarily on the arrival of a car, I guess someone shouts “Train!” and everyone moves. Amazing!