NEWS: City Mulls Public Spaces

Vancouver Courier pdf icon, September 17, 2008

Vancouver was a sleepy city 50 years ago,with streetcars rolling along major streets,industry belching smoke along False Creek and no SkyTrains shuttling commuters. Granville Island didn’t exist,and the city’s inhabitants were predominantly of Western European descent. Most women worked only inside the home, and a mill worker could afford to buy a single-family starter home of about 8OO square feet. Continue reading “NEWS: City Mulls Public Spaces”

Principles for Rental Housing in Vancouver

The Vancouver City Planning Commission recognizes that there is a severe shortage of market rental housing in the city. As a result, there  is an urgent need to increase the supply and decrease the cost of rental housing. With this in mind, we are exploring how to increase market rental housing in the Vancouver.  Our work will be guided by the following core assumptions: Continue reading “Principles for Rental Housing in Vancouver”