With the Olympics now over, I thought I'd pay tribute to the city of Vancouver BC with this awesome vid that shows just how idealistic (at least some parts) of the city are from an urban planning perspective. If you're a regular reader on topics within the field of urban planning and land use, you've probably lost count of how many times Vancouver has been brought up as an example for urban policy initiatives.
Anyways back to the video; it's just too good. You have the reliable mass transit, the residential towers in the background, the open public space filled with activity, and the peaceful lakefront in front of the central business district and BC Place.
While I'm at it, here's another neat video this time in time lapse: