A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its Future

A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its Future

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Overview

In this mix of history, journalism, political analysis, and first-person accounts, former chief coroner and Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell, renowned criminologist Neil Boyd, and investigative journalist Lori Culbert, offer a portrait of one of North America’s poorest, most drug-challenged neighbourhoods: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

A Thousand Dreams raises provocative questions about the challenges confronting not only Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside but also all of North America’s major cities and offers concrete, urgently needed solutions, including:
Continued support for Insite, the safe injection site
Decriminalization of prostitution and drugs
The transfer of addiction services to the Health Ministry, allowing detox into the medical system
More government-funded SROs and more affordable social housing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553652984
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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