On March 24, The Globe, in partnership with CTV and the University of British Columbia, brought together experts with fresh solutions for the Downtown Eastside at a sold-out public forum.
You can relive the the debate on our live blog below and at www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/thefix.
Video of the public forum is now available.
Gregory Henriquez: The Architecture Solution
Vancouver architect Gregory Henriquez is the author of Towards an Ethical Architecture. Mr. Henriquez is the architect on the Woodward's building, a mixed-income development in the Downtown Eastside. Woodward's is a bold experiment: When it opens later this year, the development will see wealthy condo dwellers living cheek-by-jowl with the poor living in 200 subsidized units.
Mr. Henriquez answered your questions live on Feb. 18. Click here to see Mr. Henriquez's responses.
Aprodicio Laquian: The international development solution
Aprodicio Laquian is an emeritus professor of human settlement at the University of British Columbia and author of Beyond Metropolis, a book exploring ways to improve the lives of slum-dwellers in mega-cities such as Mumbai and Manila. In 1991 he moved to Vancouver from New York.
Prof. Laquian answered your questions live Feb. 24. Click here to see Mr. Laquian's responses.
Jim Green: The democratic solution
Jim Green is a former city councillor and co-founder of the Portland Hotel Society. Today, the Portland Hotel Society runs the Downtown Eastside's controversial safe injection site.
Mr. Green answered your questions live Tues., March 3. Click here to see Mr. Green's responses.
Margo Fryer: The education solution
Margo Fryer is the founding director of the UBC Learning Exchange, a storefront education program based in the Downtown Eastside. The exchange sees volunteer UBC students and faculty teach everything from basic computer skills to English-as-a-second language classes.
Ms. Fryer answered your questions March 9. Read the discussion here.