Stephanie Allen

Correcting past errors

Stephanie Allen, who had previously spent a number of years working in real estate development, began her master’s in urban studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012. During a class on urban inequality and justice, she began to see the correlation between real estate development and its effect on different communities, and wanted to get a better understanding of how the building of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts removed the black community that once lived there....“This has had a significant and lasting impact on the growth of Vancouver’s black community,” says Allen. “It’s a civic shame of ours, and we need to speak about it.” And speak about it she has. Using her findings, Allen spoke at the (October 21st, 2015) public hearing regarding the removal of the viaducts, providing her recommendation on how the City should be moving forward with redevelopment... read more at Daily Hive