July 2019

A weekly roundup of news stories and articles that may be of interest to the Vancouver city planning community. This list is updated every Thursday afternoon.


July 4, 2019

How to make B.C. active transportation accessible for all
Vancouver Sun | Nick Eagland | 2019-06-16 | Tagged: accessibility, active transportation, A City for All
Vancouver arts community feeling sting of real estate ‘renovictions’
Vancouver Sun | Zak Vescera | 2019-06-18 | Tagged: arts and culture, real estate, A City for All
Cities designed to exclude vulnerable people, New West conference hears
New West Record | Dustin Godfrey | 2019-06-18 | Tagged: accessibility, active transportation, A City for All
Vancouver’s Punjabi Market looks to revitalize as 50th anniversary approaches
Vancouver Courier | Mike Howell | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: arts and culture, neighbourhoods, real estate
Punjabi Market at Fifty: Celebrating the Past and Planning for the Future 
Indo-Canadian Voice | Rattan Mall | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: A City for All, neighbourhoods, Communities and Corridors
How Neighbourhoods Are Built to Keep Out Single Women
The Walrus | Cheryll Case | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: A City for All, housing, urban design, women
Cracks in the sidewalk: How will experimental city-building techniques fare in the real world?
Financial Post | James McLeod | 2019-06-28 | Tagged: urban design, technology, architecture
Why ‘Where Is Home?’ Is a Scary Question for Many Young Vancouverites
The Tyee | Ana Mendez | 2019-07-01 | Tagged: A City for All, housing, social inclusion
Ever wonder why you can’t lie down on most city benches? It’s thanks to ‘defensive design’
www.cbc.ca | Lauren Pelley | 2019-07-02 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All, social inclusion
Opinion: A Green New Deal can start with local communities
Edmonton Journal | Maude Barlow & Dylan Penner | 2019-07-02 | Tagged: climate change, A City for All, resilience
Some developers abandon Vancouver’s affordable rental pilot project
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-07-03 | Tagged: housing, development, City of Vancouver
Where matters: Study shows positive health outcomes in walkable, park-rich neighbourhoods
Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | Carlito Pablo | 2019-07-03 | Tagged: urban design, walking, public health, public space
Most Vancouver residents open to densifying single-family neighbourhoods: survey
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-07-03 | Tagged: density, housing, urban planning
These are the proposed station names for SkyTrain’s Broadway Extension
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-07-03 | Tagged: Broadway Corridor, TransLink, transit
Design Politics in the Climate Emergency
Curry Stone Foundation | @currystonefdn | 2019-07-04 | Tagged: urban design, resilience
State of the Nation: British Columbia
www.canadianarchitect.com | Elsa Lam | 2019-07-04 | Tagged: architecture, sustainability, housing