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Connections & Engagement Closer Look: The effect of apartment living on neighbourliness

Vancouver is one of the most densely populated cities in North America. In 1990, less than 25% of the population lived in apartments/condominiums. Now it’s over 40% and rising. The region’s housing needs and the desire to build more sustainable cities, means even more high-rise apartment buildings will be needed. Our survey found that this type of dwelling presents unique challenges to those who live in them. The debate for our community will be how to improve high-rise design and living so that more of us can feel connected and engaged. 

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