Hedge City

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Hedge City | Place/Phenomenon | Coined by Vancouver urban planner Andy Yan, a Hedge City is a safe, socially and politically stable metropolis with extremely high real estate values caused by foreign investors buying properties as a hedge against instability in their own countries. Vancouver’s proximity to China – taken together with its undeniable natural beauty, limited land for housing, and relative protection from the more cataclysmic impacts of climate change – makes it an ideal, long-term Hedge City. It’s why you can’t afford to live here.

Usage | “I picture the mayor of Hedge City as being some sort of feisty badger hoarding bags of cash…”

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