Vancouver has become a Mecca for urban dwellers, so much so that it is losing its business tax base.
The source: “Extreme Makeover” by Alan Ehrenhalt, in Governing, July 2006.
Most cities would kill to have Vancouver’s problems. Exquisitely set near both mountains and the sea, the Canadian city is dominated by a glamorous downtown full of residential apartments, bustling with pedestrian traffic, and populated by people with money to spend. Municipalities in the United States consider themselves lucky...