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A suburb in Vancouver is having 950 new homes built right next to a farm

by Maria Powazka, Dec 2
1 minute read

A new housing development in Tsawwassen, Vancouver is seeing 950 new homes built just next to a 325-acre agricultural land. The project is based on the concept of a farming-centric community, which opposes unsustainable practices of big agriculture and attempts to draw a closer connection between people and the food they eat. According to the sustainable-living-centred, mixed use, pedestrian-oriented design, the residents and the farm will co-support each other through a smaller-scale marketplace for hyperlocal food model.

brown wooden fence on green grass field during daytime

So what?

If the economics of this project work, can this model be replicated elsewhere, building smaller-scale farming into a new way of life?

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Maria is a Digital Manager at Forum for the Future, based in London, UK.

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