March 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.

March 27, 2019

To protect pedestrians, cities are going back to the future
The Globe and Mail | Jason Tchir | 2019-03-16 | Tagged: walking, urban design, active transportation
Vancouver trails major North American cities in giving pedestrians head start at crosswalks
Georgia Straight | Carlito Pablo | 2019-03-24 | Tagged: active transportation, urban design, A City for All, accessibility
Vancouver’s bike lane greenways led to an uptick in physical activity: study
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-03-25 | Tagged: urban design, active transportation, infrastructure, public health
Councillors, developers at odds over affordable rental policies in Vancouver
Vancouver Sun | Matt Robinson | 2019-03-25 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing
Roadwork ahead: will new projects improve Granville Street?
Business in Vancouver | Glen Korstrom | 2019-03-26 | Tagged: urban design, placemaking
TransLink wants to know how it can improve customer experience
Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2019-03-26 | Tagged: TransLink, transit
Commercial Real Estate: Green building codes could be boon for business
Vancouver Sun | Evan Duggan | 2019-03-27 | Tagged: urban design, sustainability, economy

March 21, 2019

Dan Fumano: The ‘ticking time bomb’ threatening affordable rental homes
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: housing, real estate
Rental retention the priority in launch of Broadway corridor transit process
Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2019-03-07 | Tagged: Broadway Corridor, city planning, housing, neighbourhoods
City of Vancouver studies feasibility of ‘scramble’ crosswalks
Journal Of Commerce | Warren Frey | 2019-03-12 | Tagged: urban design, walking, City of Vancouver
Expensive apartment parking stalls are significantly underused: Metro Vancouver study
Vancouver Courier | Joannah Connolly | 2019-03-15 | Tagged: parking, housing, Metro Vancouver
TransLink raises concerns over ride-hailing services
Vancouver Courier | Sandor Gyarmati | 2019-03-16 | Tagged: TransLink, transportation
Creative city: Bylaw changes sought to allow arts events at two Vancouver condo projects
Georgia Straight | Carltio Pablo | 2019-03-19 | Tagged: arts and culture, housing, City of Vancouver
What B.C. municipalities can learn from reconciliation on Haida Gwaii | Justin McElroy | 2019-03-20 | Tagged: reconciliation, Indigenous, community
First-time home buyers big winners in budget, but will incentives work in B.C.?
Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman & Nick Eagland | 2019-03-20 | Tagged: housing, federal government, real estate
Metro Vancouver transit could benefit from federal gas tax transfer
Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2019-03-20 | Tagged: federal government, transit, TransLink

March 14, 2019

Smart City Planners Are Rethinking the Concept of Parking | Digital TrendsDigital Trends | John R. Quain | 2019-03-04 | Tagged: parking
Designing for Public Space Inclusive of Unhoused PeopleThe Field | @wordpressdotcom | 2019-03-07 | Tagged: public space, homelessness
These plans will turn Waterfront Station into a world-class hub (RENDERINGS)Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-03-08 | Tagged: urban design, waterfront
The importance of thick networks in placemaking | | @evergreencanada | 2019-03-11 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, placemaking
Rebuilding Cities, With Culture at the CoreCityLab | Tanvi Misra | 2019-03-12 | Tagged: resilience, arts and culture
Views with value: how cities preserve their defining vistasThe Guardian | Tom Brigden | 2019-03-13 | Tagged: urban design
‘Glimmer of hope’: Will modular housing make dent in Vancouver homeless numbers?Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-03-13 | Tagged: homelessness
Indigenous tenants occupy 44 per cent of Vancouver modular homesVancouver Courier | Mike Howell | 2019-03-13 | Tagged: housing, homelessness, Indigenous
B.C. building code adjusted upwards to allow 12-storey wood buildings | CBC | @cbc | 2019-03-13 | Tagged: housing, urban design, architecture

March 7, 2019

Vancouver renoviction protections will be weaker than planned | The | Jen St. Denis | 2019-02-27 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing
To Save Urban Planners, Cities Need Community | Oscar Perry Abello | 2019-02-28 | Tagged: urban planning, community
Jericho Lands development launches with assurances of ‘full consultation’Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-03-03 | Tagged: Jericho Lands, urban planning, development, MST
Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate | Samuel Stein | 2019-03-04 | Tagged: real estate, development, urban planning
Decolonial Planning in North AmericaProgressive City | International | Annette Koh | 2019-03-04 | Tagged: city planning, intersectionality, reconciliation
To Design a Better City, Consider an ‘Eye-Level’ PerspectiveFortune | Timothy McDonald | 2019-03-05 | Tagged: urban design
City of Vancouver opens public discussion on future of Broadway corridor | CBC | Ryan Patrick Jones | 2019-03-06 | Tagged:
After a decade of green, will Vancouver’s first citywide plan have a splash of blue?The Province | Christianne Wilhelmson: | 2019-03-07 | Tagged: city planning, city-wide plan, waterfront