News Clippings

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.


January 10, 2019

Superdiversity

Tagged: A City for All, diversity, demographics

TransLink forms partnership with Modo Co-operative, Evo Car Share, and Mobi by Shaw Go

Charlie Smith | 2019-01-07 | Tagged: TransLink, transportation, transit, active transportation

Metro task force to target Lower Mainland industrial crunch

Peter Mitham | 2019-01-09 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, industrial lands, region

City asks developer to revise drawings for separate doors for social housing and market housing tower on Robson Street

Charlie Smith | 2019-01-09 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, A City for All, housing

Vancouver to vote on push for free transit for minors

@vancouversun | 2019-01-10 | Tagged: transit, A City for All, City of Vancouver, TransLink


December 31, 2018

Dan Fumano: ‘Megacity Vancouver’: Arguments for and against amalgamation

Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2018-12-28 | Tagged: politics, region

Newcastle’s ‘digital twin’ to help city plan for disasters

the Guardian | @guardian | 2018-12-30 | Tagged: resilience

December 27, 2018

How to redesign cities to fight loneliness

Fast Company | @fastcompany | 2018-12-06 | Tagged: urban design, social inclusion, A City for All

Adventures in ‘the Most Organized City’ in India

www.nytimes.com | Jada Yuan | 2018-12-11 | Tagged: urban planning

No easy way for Metro to build its way out of its housing crisis

Mario Canseco | 2018-12-11 | Tagged: housing, real estate

Inside the Albanian City Where Kids Are Little ‘Revolutionaries’

CityLab | @FeargusOSull | 2018-12-17 | Tagged: city planning, A City for All, children

2019 marks ‘new era’ for parks in Vancouver

Vancouver Courier | @VanCourierNews | 2018-12-26 | Tagged: Vancouver Park Board, parks, public space

November 15, 2018

New Vancouver council needs to address Downtown Eastside’s growing homeless problem

The Globe and Mail | Adrienne Tanner | 2018-11-12 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, public health, housing

Vancouver appears poised to reverse duplex decision, despite housing crisis

British Columbia | Jon Woodward | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, zoning

Why Cities Must Tackle Single-Family Zoning

CityLab | Benjamin Schneider | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: housing, zoning

 

Vancouver council takes first step to a city-wide plan

Vancouver Courier | @Howellings | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, housing

Vancouver council approves launching city-wide plan; vote on duplex do-over to come Thursday | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Justin McElroy | 2018-11-15 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, urban planning

By the Numbers: Metro Vancouver’s Increasing Inequality and Division | The Tyee

The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2018-11-15 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, A City for All, demographics


November 8, 2018

Vancouver city hall extends time for public input as reno fight heats up in West End

Vancouver Sun | Joanne Lee-Young | 2018-10-26 | Tagged: housing, real estate, development

Could State-Led Upzones Happen Here? 7 Lessons from Modern Cascadia

Sightline Institute | Michael Andersen | 2018-11-02 | Tagged: housing, zoning

The social costs of ride-hailing may be larger than previously thought

www.economist.com | @TheEconomist | 2018-11-03 | Tagged: transportation

Vancouver’s new councillors weigh in on prospect of a city-wide plan

Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2018-11-05 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, zoning

Urban planning displaces Black populations, says professor

the-peak.ca | Michelle Gomez | 2018-11-06 | Tagged: A City for All, social inclusion, urban planning

Tall timber skyscrapers beacon for a future friendlier to climate, Vancouver conference hears

Vancouver Sun | Derrick Penner | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: architecture, resilience, climate change

New city-wide plan and renter’s office to be considered by Vancouver City Council

Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, housing

Vancouver City Council may reconsider citywide policy of allowing duplexes

Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2018-11-07 | Tagged:

Alex Boston: Despite new mayors’ promises, transit extensions require population density, sound business models, to work

Vancouver Sun | Alex Boston | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: TransLink, transportation, sustainability


November 1, 2018

Should Urban Studies be taught in high school?

This City Life | Jillian Glover | Tagged: urban planning, education, A City for All

Healthy cities are more-than-human

Foreground | Cecily Maller | 2018-10-25 | Tagged: public health, urban design, Healthy City

Crowd-mapping gender equality – a powerful tool for shaping a better city launches in Melbourne

The Conversation | Nicole Kalms | 2018-10-28 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All, intersectionality

Ways Canada’s Broken Housing System Has Screwed Millennials

Vice | Drew Brown | 2018-10-29 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

Vancouver’s practice of squeezing money from new social housing is distorting affordability targets, say operators

thestar.com | Jen St. Denis | 2018-10-29 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver, A City for All

Renovations make Vancouver’s Renfrew Ravine more accessible

Vancouver Courier | Jessica Kerr | 2018-10-30 | Tagged: A City for All, parks, public space

Experts urge zoning changes following report showing young families embracing higher density dwellings

thestar.com | Jenny Peng | 2018-11-01 | Tagged: housing, real estate, research

 


October 25, 2018

An interview with SCARP’s new director

scarp.ubc.ca | UBC SCARP | Tagged: UBC SCARP

The Things Cities Could Do Now to Cut Climate Emissions—Fast

CityLab | @CityLab | 2018-10-17 | Tagged: sustainability, resilience, transportation, development

City elections are about the small stuff – and the big stuff, too

The Globe and Mail | Alex Bozikovic | 2018-10-22 | Tagged: politics, cities

Opinion: Making more room to address Vancouver’s housing crisis

Vancouver Sun | Leonora Angeles | 2018-10-23 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, politics, housing

Trouble in Paradise: BC’s Local Elections Shake Up Housing Policy

Sightline Institute | Michael Andersen | 2018-10-24 | Tagged: politics, housing, region

Meet your new Vancouver city councillors

Vancouver Courier | @VanCourierNews | 2018-10-24 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, politics


October 18, 2018

The new ways to get citizens involved in urban design

www.smh.com.au | @smh | 2018-10-01 | Tagged: urban design, Engagement for Real

What would an age-friendly city look like?

The Guardian | Alice Grahame | 2018-10-10 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All

Designing for the Other Four Senses

THE DIRT | @landarchitects | 2018-10-10 | Tagged: urban design, architecture

Alex Boston: TransLink’s renewable energy leadership a model for bus fleets throughout B.C.

Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | @georgiastraight | 2018-10-11 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, sustainability

Brian Minter: Urban forests key to managing climate change, UBC conference hears

Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2018-10-13 | Tagged: sustainability, resilience, climate change

B.C. government moves ahead with speculation tax on vacant homes | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2018-10-16 | Tagged: BC Gov’t, housing

Better Buildings BC incentive plan aims for zero – constructconnect.com – Journal Of Commerce

Journal Of Commerce | 2018-10-17 | Tagged: architecture, sustainability, BC Gov’t


October 11, 2018

Q&A: Is building low-carbon neighbourhoods sustainable?

Delta Optimist | Joannah Connolly | 2018-09-28 | Tagged: urban design, sustainability

Vancouver opens the door to duplexes

The Globe and Mail | @globeandmail | 2018-10-04 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, zoning

Housing, homelessness and a history of discrimination come together at 1 Vancouver intersection | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Margaret Gallagher | 2018-10-06 | Tagged: housing, A City for All, urban planning

What would an age-friendly city look like?

the Guardian | Alice Grahame | 2018-10-10 | Tagged: A City for All, urban design, housing

Union Gospel Mission, UBC release report on homelessness and affordability

Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2018-10-11 | Tagged: housing, A City for All


October 4, 2018

Why Good Design Is a Public Good

CityLab | John Cary | 2017-12-26 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All

Three lessons in designing cities for everyone

knightfoundation.org | Susan Nienaber | 2018-08-06 | Tagged: A City for All, public space, Engagement for Real

Gil Kelley: Duplex zoning is just the start of city-wide planning process

Vancouver Sun | Gil Kelley | 2018-09-28 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, zoning, housing

Was Vision Vancouver ‘Addicted’ to Selling Rezoning?

The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2018-10-01 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, zoning, CACs

Vancouver hosts global conference of city greening experts

RCI | English | Levon Sevunts | 2018-10-01 | Tagged: sustainability, urban design, public space

Win-Win Solutions for Climate Protection and Health

Planetizen | Todd Litman | 2018-10-02 | Tagged: transportation, active transportation, public health, resilience

The most populated area in Canada without its own government is in Metro Vancouver

www.cbc.ca | Justin McElroy | 2018-10-03 | Tagged: UBC, urban planning, Metro Vancouver

Opinion: ‘YIMBYism’ key to Vancouver’s housing challenges

Vancouver Sun | Jan Robinson and Carolina Ibarra | 2018-10-03 | Tagged: housing, urban planning, zoning

Questioning the strategic role of architects in city making

The Fifth Estate | Philip Graus | 2018-10-03 | Tagged: architecture, urban design, placemaking


September 27, 2018

Urban Planning as Settler Colonialism: Lessons from Seattle’s Past

@SeattleChannel | 2018-03-30 | Tagged: urban planning, Indigenous culture, history

Large-scale harvesting of data helping to create ‘smart cities’ of tomorrow

The Globe and Mail | Paul Attfield | 2018-09-13 | Tagged: smart cities, data, public space, transportation

Why architecture is no longer a ‘gentleman’s profession’ – the women removing the glass ceiling

The Independent | Reed Kroloff | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: architecture, diversity, A City for All

How can architects build the equitable discipline we deserve?

Archpaper.com | Jonathan Massey | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: architecture, inequality, A City for All

MAP: Vancouver just gave 15 public spaces new names. Is one in your neighbourhood?

Global News | Simon Little | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: placemaking, A City for All, history, City of Vncouver

Vancouver taking notes on Seattle’s ‘urban villages’ strategy for affordable housing

www.cbc.ca | Anna Dimoff | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: urban design, urban planning, housing

Vancouver’s new duplex rules explained | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Karin Larsen | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, zoning

Rezoning application submitted for new St. Paul’s Hospital development

Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2018-09-21 | Tagged: urban planning, development, False Creek Flats

‘Let’s bring back the dignity of walking’: being on foot in your city

the Guardian | @mlle_elle | 2018-09-21 | Tagged: urban design, walking

Metro Vancouver mayors endorse TransLink’s emissions, energy goals

Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2018-09-21 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, sustainability

Social infrastructure can help save us from the ravages of climate change

latimes.com | Eric Klinenberg | 2018-09-23 | Tagged: public space, resilience, climate change, A City for All

Is Planning a Man’s World? Why “Manels”, All Male Panels are Wrong in the 21st Century

Price Tags | Sandy James | 2018-09-24 | Tagged: urban planning, diversity, A City for All

Vancouver removes perplexing roadblock to affordable housing

The Globe and Mail | Adrienne Tanner | 2018-09-24 | Tagged: City of Vncouver, housing

Residents increasingly share a dim view of real estate developers

Business in Vancouver | Mario Canseco | 2018-09-25 | Tagged: development, real estate, housing

Cowlines app puts environmental spin on trip-planning technology

thestar.com | Wanyee Li | 2018-09-26 | Tagged: active transportation, transportation, smart cities

A City-Wide Plan: Gil Kelley’s amazing announcement that almost went unnoticed

Price Tags | Gordon Price | 2018-09-27 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning


September 20, 2018

Is Missing Middle Really Missing?

Pedestrian Observations | Alon Levy | 2018-09-10 | Tagged: urban design, density, housing

3 Ways to Create More Resilient Communities

Scientific American Blog Network | Sandro Galea, Joan Saba | 2018-09-10 | Tagged: resilience, sustainability, public health, architecture

All housing is political: Author makes the case for democratizing where we live

The Globe and Mail | Kerry Gold | 2018-09-12 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

For “hip-hop architect” Michael Ford, rap holds the key to a just society

Georgia Straight | Lucy Lau | 2018-09-15 | Tagged: architecture, A City for All, Engagement for Real, housing

Prof provides ‘cheat sheet’ to help communities learn Indigenous greetings

www.cbc.ca | Anna Dimoff | 2018-09-15 | Tagged: A City for All, Indigenous culture

Lost Japanese neighbourhood rediscovered in Vancouver heritage home designation

Georgia Straight | Carlito Pablo | 2018-09-17 | Tagged: heritage, A City for All, neighbourhoods

World Heritage status would make Vancouver’s Chinatown permanent symbol of resilience, B.C. says

www.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2018-09-17 | Tagged: Chinatown, heritage, resilience

Public packs city hall for divided debate on allowing duplexes across Vancouver

www.cbc.ca | Michelle Ghoussoub | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver, politics

Vancouver City Council approves $2 billion housing mandate

www.voiceonline.com | Rattan Mall | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing

The rebirth of X̱wáy̓x̱way, X̱epx̱páy̓em and Iy̓ál̓mexw as Vancouver place names

Vancouver Sun | John Mackie | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: Vancouver, history, Indigenous culture

99 per cent of Vancouver single-family neighbourhoods now zoned for duplexes

Global News | Simon Little | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, politics, neighbourhoods


September 13, 2018

B.C. renters set to face biggest rent increase since 2004

www.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2018-09-07 | Tagged: housing, BC Gov’t

Politicians set sights on housing speculation, not supply, at UBCM summit

thestar.com | Jen St. Denis | 2018-09-10 | Tagged: housing, politics, UBCM

How BC’s Soaring Real Estate Prices Made the Rich Richer

The Tyee | @thetyee | 2018-09-11 | Tagged: housing, inequality, A City for All

Climate Action That Overlooks Equity Issues Is a Missed Opportunity for Cities

CityLab | @CityLab | 2018-09-12 | Tagged: resilience, inequality, A City for All, climate change

Plans for new St. Paul’s Hospital in False Creek Flats revealed • urbanYVR

urbanYVR | @urbanyvr | 2018-09-13 | Tagged: urban planning, urban design, False Creek Flats, development

Cities grapple with ‘Airbnb effect’ on rentals, but so far the data is limited

Financial Post | @financialpost | 2018-09-13 | Tagged: housing, real estate, AirBnB

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.


January 10, 2019

Superdiversity

Tagged: A City for All, diversity, demographics

TransLink forms partnership with Modo Co-operative, Evo Car Share, and Mobi by Shaw Go

Charlie Smith | 2019-01-07 | Tagged: TransLink, transportation, transit, active transportation

No easy way for Metro to build its way out of its housing crisis

Mario Canseco | 2018-12-11 | Tagged: housing, real estate

 

Metro task force to target Lower Mainland industrial crunch

Peter Mitham | 2019-01-09 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, industrial lands, region

City asks developer to revise drawings for separate doors for social housing and market housing tower on Robson Street

Charlie Smith | 2019-01-09 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, A City for All, housing

Vancouver to vote on push for free transit for minors

@vancouversun | 2019-01-10 | Tagged: transit, A City for All, City of Vancouver, TransLink


December 31, 2018

Dan Fumano: ‘Megacity Vancouver’: Arguments for and against amalgamation

Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2018-12-28 | Tagged: politics, region

Newcastle’s ‘digital twin’ to help city plan for disasters

the Guardian | @guardian | 2018-12-30 | Tagged: resilience

December 27, 2018

How to redesign cities to fight loneliness

Fast Company | @fastcompany | 2018-12-06 | Tagged: urban design, social inclusion, A City for All

Adventures in ‘the Most Organized City’ in India

www.nytimes.com | Jada Yuan | 2018-12-11 | Tagged: urban planning

Inside the Albanian City Where Kids Are Little ‘Revolutionaries’

CityLab | @FeargusOSull | 2018-12-17 | Tagged: city planning, A City for All, children

2019 marks ‘new era’ for parks in Vancouver

Vancouver Courier | @VanCourierNews | 2018-12-26 | Tagged: Vancouver Park Board, parks, public space

November 15, 2018

New Vancouver council needs to address Downtown Eastside’s growing homeless problem

The Globe and Mail | Adrienne Tanner | 2018-11-12 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, public health, housing

Vancouver appears poised to reverse duplex decision, despite housing crisis

British Columbia | Jon Woodward | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, zoning

Why Cities Must Tackle Single-Family Zoning

CityLab | Benjamin Schneider | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: housing, zoning

 

Vancouver council takes first step to a city-wide plan

Vancouver Courier | @Howellings | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, housing

Vancouver council approves launching city-wide plan; vote on duplex do-over to come Thursday | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Justin McElroy | 2018-11-15 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, urban planning

By the Numbers: Metro Vancouver’s Increasing Inequality and Division | The Tyee

The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2018-11-15 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, A City for All, demographics


November 8, 2018

Vancouver city hall extends time for public input as reno fight heats up in West End

Vancouver Sun | Joanne Lee-Young | 2018-10-26 | Tagged: housing, real estate, development

Could State-Led Upzones Happen Here? 7 Lessons from Modern Cascadia

Sightline Institute | Michael Andersen | 2018-11-02 | Tagged: housing, zoning

The social costs of ride-hailing may be larger than previously thought

www.economist.com | @TheEconomist | 2018-11-03 | Tagged: transportation

Vancouver’s new councillors weigh in on prospect of a city-wide plan

Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2018-11-05 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, zoning

Urban planning displaces Black populations, says professor

the-peak.ca | Michelle Gomez | 2018-11-06 | Tagged: A City for All, social inclusion, urban planning

Tall timber skyscrapers beacon for a future friendlier to climate, Vancouver conference hears

Vancouver Sun | Derrick Penner | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: architecture, resilience, climate change

New city-wide plan and renter’s office to be considered by Vancouver City Council

Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, housing

Vancouver City Council may reconsider citywide policy of allowing duplexes

Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2018-11-07 | Tagged:

Alex Boston: Despite new mayors’ promises, transit extensions require population density, sound business models, to work

Vancouver Sun | Alex Boston | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: TransLink, transportation, sustainability


November 1, 2018

Should Urban Studies be taught in high school?

This City Life | Jillian Glover | Tagged: urban planning, education, A City for All

Healthy cities are more-than-human

Foreground | Cecily Maller | 2018-10-25 | Tagged: public health, urban design, Healthy City

Crowd-mapping gender equality – a powerful tool for shaping a better city launches in Melbourne

The Conversation | Nicole Kalms | 2018-10-28 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All, intersectionality

Ways Canada’s Broken Housing System Has Screwed Millennials

Vice | Drew Brown | 2018-10-29 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

Vancouver’s practice of squeezing money from new social housing is distorting affordability targets, say operators

thestar.com | Jen St. Denis | 2018-10-29 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver, A City for All

Renovations make Vancouver’s Renfrew Ravine more accessible

Vancouver Courier | Jessica Kerr | 2018-10-30 | Tagged: A City for All, parks, public space

Experts urge zoning changes following report showing young families embracing higher density dwellings

thestar.com | Jenny Peng | 2018-11-01 | Tagged: housing, real estate, research

 


October 25, 2018

An interview with SCARP’s new director

scarp.ubc.ca | UBC SCARP | Tagged: UBC SCARP

The Things Cities Could Do Now to Cut Climate Emissions—Fast

CityLab | @CityLab | 2018-10-17 | Tagged: sustainability, resilience, transportation, development

City elections are about the small stuff – and the big stuff, too

The Globe and Mail | Alex Bozikovic | 2018-10-22 | Tagged: politics, cities

Opinion: Making more room to address Vancouver’s housing crisis

Vancouver Sun | Leonora Angeles | 2018-10-23 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, politics, housing

Trouble in Paradise: BC’s Local Elections Shake Up Housing Policy

Sightline Institute | Michael Andersen | 2018-10-24 | Tagged: politics, housing, region

Meet your new Vancouver city councillors

Vancouver Courier | @VanCourierNews | 2018-10-24 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, politics


October 18, 2018

The new ways to get citizens involved in urban design

www.smh.com.au | @smh | 2018-10-01 | Tagged: urban design, Engagement for Real

What would an age-friendly city look like?

The Guardian | Alice Grahame | 2018-10-10 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All

Designing for the Other Four Senses

THE DIRT | @landarchitects | 2018-10-10 | Tagged: urban design, architecture

Alex Boston: TransLink’s renewable energy leadership a model for bus fleets throughout B.C.

Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | @georgiastraight | 2018-10-11 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, sustainability

Brian Minter: Urban forests key to managing climate change, UBC conference hears

Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2018-10-13 | Tagged: sustainability, resilience, climate change

B.C. government moves ahead with speculation tax on vacant homes | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2018-10-16 | Tagged: BC Gov’t, housing

Better Buildings BC incentive plan aims for zero – constructconnect.com – Journal Of Commerce

Journal Of Commerce | 2018-10-17 | Tagged: architecture, sustainability, BC Gov’t


October 11, 2018

Q&A: Is building low-carbon neighbourhoods sustainable?

Delta Optimist | Joannah Connolly | 2018-09-28 | Tagged: urban design, sustainability

Vancouver opens the door to duplexes

The Globe and Mail | @globeandmail | 2018-10-04 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, zoning

Housing, homelessness and a history of discrimination come together at 1 Vancouver intersection | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Margaret Gallagher | 2018-10-06 | Tagged: housing, A City for All, urban planning

What would an age-friendly city look like?

the Guardian | Alice Grahame | 2018-10-10 | Tagged: A City for All, urban design, housing

Union Gospel Mission, UBC release report on homelessness and affordability

Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2018-10-11 | Tagged: housing, A City for All


October 4, 2018

Why Good Design Is a Public Good

CityLab | John Cary | 2017-12-26 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All

Three lessons in designing cities for everyone

knightfoundation.org | Susan Nienaber | 2018-08-06 | Tagged: A City for All, public space, Engagement for Real

Gil Kelley: Duplex zoning is just the start of city-wide planning process

Vancouver Sun | Gil Kelley | 2018-09-28 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, zoning, housing

Was Vision Vancouver ‘Addicted’ to Selling Rezoning?

The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2018-10-01 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, zoning, CACs

Vancouver hosts global conference of city greening experts

RCI | English | Levon Sevunts | 2018-10-01 | Tagged: sustainability, urban design, public space

Win-Win Solutions for Climate Protection and Health

Planetizen | Todd Litman | 2018-10-02 | Tagged: transportation, active transportation, public health, resilience

The most populated area in Canada without its own government is in Metro Vancouver

www.cbc.ca | Justin McElroy | 2018-10-03 | Tagged: UBC, urban planning, Metro Vancouver

Opinion: ‘YIMBYism’ key to Vancouver’s housing challenges

Vancouver Sun | Jan Robinson and Carolina Ibarra | 2018-10-03 | Tagged: housing, urban planning, zoning

Questioning the strategic role of architects in city making

The Fifth Estate | Philip Graus | 2018-10-03 | Tagged: architecture, urban design, placemaking


September 27, 2018

Urban Planning as Settler Colonialism: Lessons from Seattle’s Past

@SeattleChannel | 2018-03-30 | Tagged: urban planning, Indigenous culture, history

Large-scale harvesting of data helping to create ‘smart cities’ of tomorrow

The Globe and Mail | Paul Attfield | 2018-09-13 | Tagged: smart cities, data, public space, transportation

Why architecture is no longer a ‘gentleman’s profession’ – the women removing the glass ceiling

The Independent | Reed Kroloff | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: architecture, diversity, A City for All

How can architects build the equitable discipline we deserve?

Archpaper.com | Jonathan Massey | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: architecture, inequality, A City for All

MAP: Vancouver just gave 15 public spaces new names. Is one in your neighbourhood?

Global News | Simon Little | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: placemaking, A City for All, history, City of Vncouver

Vancouver taking notes on Seattle’s ‘urban villages’ strategy for affordable housing

www.cbc.ca | Anna Dimoff | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: urban design, urban planning, housing

Vancouver’s new duplex rules explained | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Karin Larsen | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, zoning

Rezoning application submitted for new St. Paul’s Hospital development

Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2018-09-21 | Tagged: urban planning, development, False Creek Flats

‘Let’s bring back the dignity of walking’: being on foot in your city

the Guardian | @mlle_elle | 2018-09-21 | Tagged: urban design, walking

Metro Vancouver mayors endorse TransLink’s emissions, energy goals

Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2018-09-21 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, sustainability

Social infrastructure can help save us from the ravages of climate change

latimes.com | Eric Klinenberg | 2018-09-23 | Tagged: public space, resilience, climate change, A City for All

Is Planning a Man’s World? Why “Manels”, All Male Panels are Wrong in the 21st Century

Price Tags | Sandy James | 2018-09-24 | Tagged: urban planning, diversity, A City for All

Vancouver removes perplexing roadblock to affordable housing

The Globe and Mail | Adrienne Tanner | 2018-09-24 | Tagged: City of Vncouver, housing

Residents increasingly share a dim view of real estate developers

Business in Vancouver | Mario Canseco | 2018-09-25 | Tagged: development, real estate, housing

Cowlines app puts environmental spin on trip-planning technology

thestar.com | Wanyee Li | 2018-09-26 | Tagged: active transportation, transportation, smart cities

A City-Wide Plan: Gil Kelley’s amazing announcement that almost went unnoticed

Price Tags | Gordon Price | 2018-09-27 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning


September 20, 2018

Is Missing Middle Really Missing?

Pedestrian Observations | Alon Levy | 2018-09-10 | Tagged: urban design, density, housing

3 Ways to Create More Resilient Communities

Scientific American Blog Network | Sandro Galea, Joan Saba | 2018-09-10 | Tagged: resilience, sustainability, public health, architecture

All housing is political: Author makes the case for democratizing where we live

The Globe and Mail | Kerry Gold | 2018-09-12 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

For “hip-hop architect” Michael Ford, rap holds the key to a just society

Georgia Straight | Lucy Lau | 2018-09-15 | Tagged: architecture, A City for All, Engagement for Real, housing

Prof provides ‘cheat sheet’ to help communities learn Indigenous greetings

www.cbc.ca | Anna Dimoff | 2018-09-15 | Tagged: A City for All, Indigenous culture

Lost Japanese neighbourhood rediscovered in Vancouver heritage home designation

Georgia Straight | Carlito Pablo | 2018-09-17 | Tagged: heritage, A City for All, neighbourhoods

World Heritage status would make Vancouver’s Chinatown permanent symbol of resilience, B.C. says

www.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2018-09-17 | Tagged: Chinatown, heritage, resilience

Public packs city hall for divided debate on allowing duplexes across Vancouver

www.cbc.ca | Michelle Ghoussoub | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver, politics

Vancouver City Council approves $2 billion housing mandate

www.voiceonline.com | Rattan Mall | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing

The rebirth of X̱wáy̓x̱way, X̱epx̱páy̓em and Iy̓ál̓mexw as Vancouver place names

Vancouver Sun | John Mackie | 2018-09-19 | Tagged: Vancouver, history, Indigenous culture

99 per cent of Vancouver single-family neighbourhoods now zoned for duplexes

Global News | Simon Little | 2018-09-20 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, politics, neighbourhoods


September 13, 2018

B.C. renters set to face biggest rent increase since 2004

www.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2018-09-07 | Tagged: housing, BC Gov’t

Politicians set sights on housing speculation, not supply, at UBCM summit

thestar.com | Jen St. Denis | 2018-09-10 | Tagged: housing, politics, UBCM

How BC’s Soaring Real Estate Prices Made the Rich Richer

The Tyee | @thetyee | 2018-09-11 | Tagged: housing, inequality, A City for All

Climate Action That Overlooks Equity Issues Is a Missed Opportunity for Cities

CityLab | @CityLab | 2018-09-12 | Tagged: resilience, inequality, A City for All, climate change

Plans for new St. Paul’s Hospital in False Creek Flats revealed • urbanYVR

urbanYVR | @urbanyvr | 2018-09-13 | Tagged: urban planning, urban design, False Creek Flats, development

Cities grapple with ‘Airbnb effect’ on rentals, but so far the data is limited

Financial Post | @financialpost | 2018-09-13 | Tagged: housing, real estate, AirBnB