Aging in a Gentrifying Place: A Tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown

On July 18, 2016, Sophie Fung led a group from SFU’s Urban Studies program on a walking tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown. The tour allowed Fung to share her observations of some significant changes taking place in Chinatown.

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The tour group walked along streets where some of the traditional businesses now stand alongside stores catering to a new type of consumer. Such changes are not atypical in a swiftly-gentrifying Vancouver. However, as in other regions facing the pressures of redevelopment, one has to ask: who do these changes serve? Continue reading “Aging in a Gentrifying Place: A Tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown”