The Grandview-Woodland Citizens’ Assembly

August 2015 – The 48 members of Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodland Citizens’ Assembly were randomly selected from among over 500 local volunteers. These residents of Vancouver’s eponymous neighbourhood learned about the planning process, examined different directions for neighbourhood development, and proposed a plan for the neighbourhood’s next 30 years. We explore this process by speaking with Rachel Magnusson, chair of the assembly; Adriane Carr, the Green Party of Vancouver representative on Vancouver City Council; and Edana Beauvais, a PhD candidate in UBC’s Department of Political Science who is researching this process.