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Gordon Price

Gordon Price is a Canadian urban planner and a former politician, who was an NPA member of Vancouver City Council, serving six terms from 1986 to 2002.[1] He was the first openly gay member of Vancouver City Council.[2] Since retiring from politics, Price writes, teaches and consults on urban development and planning issues.

Price first became prominent when he organized a campaign involving citizen street patrols against street prostitution in his West End Vancouver neighbourhood.[1] As a politician, he also served on the board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) and the board of TransLink.[3]

After retiring from politics, Price became a writer and public lecturer on urban renewal and transportation planning issues. He writes a column for the magazine Business in Vancouver. He is currently director of the CITY Program, a continuing education program in urban planning and sustainable community development at Simon Fraser University.[4] In 2009, he was appointed by Gregor Robertson, the Mayor of Vancouver, to the city's "Greenest City Action Team".[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Mr. Price's neighbourhoods: City Councillor Gordon Price has been a driving force behind several Vancouver development success stories". Vancouver Sun, September 14, 2002.
  2. ^ "New queer candidate seeks NPA nomination", Xtra! West, September 7, 2008.
  3. ^ Gordon Price (2007). "About". Price Tags. Wordpress. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Simon Fraser University School of Continuing Studies
  5. ^ Canadian Association of Planning Students (2012). "CAPS 2012 National Conference" (PDF). Planning Horizons Conference Schedule. CAPS-ASCEAU. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 

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