Among global brands selling high-end urbanism across the planet, ‘Vancouverism’ stands out for the way it animates nature. According to city officials, ‘Vancouverism is an internationally known term that describes a new kind of city living’. This new way of living:

combines deep respect for nature with enthusiasm for busy, engaging, active streets and dynamic urban life. Vancouverism means tall slim towers for density, widely separated by low-rise buildings, for light, air, and views. It means many parks… combined with an emphasis on sustainable forms of transit.… No wonder city planners and urban designers come to Vancouver from around the world to find inspiration. (City of Vancouver 2017)