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.

May 24, 2018

Metro Vancouver mobility pricing could cost up to $8 per day per family: report
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | May 24, 2018

Heritage Vancouver lists top 10 endangered sites
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | May 23, 2018

10 Principles for a Rain-Friendly City
Jillian Glover, The City Life | May 23, 2018

Vancouver seeks to curb land speculation ahead of Broadway Subway opening
Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive | May 23, 2018

Study highlights environmental cost of tearing down Vancouver’s single-family homes
UBC News | May 23, 2018

Metro Vancouverites set Broadway SkyTrain extension as a top transit priority: survey
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | May 22, 2018

The Allure of East Van’s Gritty Goods
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | May 22, 2018

Finally, Something Funny About Vancouver’s Real Estate Market
Steph Eva Wood, the Tyee |  May 21, 2018

‘We have always torn stuff down’: Bloggers explore Vancouver’s past and present through photos
Haley Lewis, CBC News | May 20, 2018

Most Vancouverites support Empty Homes Tax, housing strategy: new poll
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | May 18, 2018

No, Vancouver Is Not Losing Its Millennials
Nathanael Lauster, The Tyee | May 18, 2018


May 17, 2018

‘Temporary modular college’ among suggestions pitched at ‘idea jam’
Naoibh O’Connor / Vancouver Courier | May 17, 2018

Carole James refuses to budge amid renewed debate on speculation tax
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | May 17, 2018

Vancouver rental units designated to LGBTQ refugees
Tessa Vikander, StarMetro Vancouver |May 17, 2018

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer is headed to Harvard
Jen St, Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | May 17, 2018

Heritage Vancouver releases 2018 top 10 watch list
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier | May 17, 2018

Cambie plan increases residential, but affordability remains elusive
Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | May 16, 2018

Panel to ponder three options for arterial road and overpass through False Creek Flats
Jessica Kerr,  Vancouver Courier | May 16, 2018

Foreign buyers, city see potential in commercial strata
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | May 16, 2018

What Would It Take for Cities Experiencing Gentrification Pressures to Foster Inclusion Rather than Replacement?
Katie Gourley, Housing Perspectives (Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies) | May 16, 2018

Does housing pose Metro Vancouver’s worst crisis since WW2?
Douglas Todd, The Province | May 15, 2018

Vancouver declares 2018 the ‘Year of the Queer’
Stephanie Ip, Vancouver Sun |  May 15, 2018

Foodies Gentrify Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Zachary Hyde, The Tyee | May 15, 2018

It’s Time for Cities to Rethink Right Turns on Red
Angie Schmitt, Streetsblog USA | May 15, 2018

Vancouver reveals its desired design requirements for Broadway Subway
Kenneth Chan, Urbanized 9CityHive) | May 14, 2018

Homelessness: criminalization or social integration?
Saïd Bergheul, Policy Options | May 14, 2018

Available now: the Urban95 Starter Kit
“If you could experience a city from 95cm – the height of a 3-year-old – what would you change?”
Bernard van Leer Foundation | May 14, 2018

Sell your backyard? [Edmonton] City pilot aims to let three homeowners create ‘flag lots’
Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal | May 14, 2018

For Port of Vancouver, underestimating Pacific sea-level rises could come at a high price
Matthew McClearn, The Globe and Mail | May 13, 2018

May 10, 2018

Lots of housing, just not enough affordable housing: city planner
Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | May 9, 2018

Vancouver proposes more ‘protection’ for renters and rental stock
Daily Hive Vancouver |  May 9, 2018

City closes in on its target to build 600 temporary modular housing units
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier, May 9, 2018

Vancouver is the second most “youthful” city in Canada
BC Business | May 9, 2018

How former Vancouver city planners would have done things differently
Bethany Lindsay,  CBC News | May 8, 2018

Overspending on rent has become the ‘new normal’
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier | May 8, 2018

These Citywide Behavioral Science Experiments Are Paying Off
Ben Paynter, Fast Company | May 8, 2018

Why Women Matter In Urbanism And City Planning
Deborah Talbot, Forbes | May 8, 2018

TransLink gets green light to charge new development fee
Cheryl Chan, Vancouver Sun | May 7, 2018

Experts say Vancouver must prepare for a new kind of emergency — gentrification
Wanyee Li, StarMetro Vancouver| May 7, 2018

Vancouver real estate: Why multi-million dollar home owners are crying poor
Joe Castaldo, Maclean’s | May 7, 2018

Corridor planning with equity considerations
Ren Thomas | May 4, 2018

Globe editorial: The dream of a big home in the city is dying, and that’s okay
The Globe and Mail | May 4, 2018

May 3, 2018

Vancouver says no to CCTV on downtown Granville strip
CBC News | May 3, 2018

Vancouver’s record-breaking homeless population at 2,181 people
Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier | May 2, 2018

Phase 3 of Cambie Corridor approved
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | May 2, 2018

‘Night Council,’ more patios, music: changes coming to Granville Strip
Hanna Mae Nassar and Kenny Mason,  News 1130  | May 2, 2018

Opinion: City Offloads Viaduct Traffic Dilemma to Vancouverites
Maria Stanborough, TheTyee | May 2, 2018

Costs balloon for Surrey, Vancouver rapid-transit lines
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | May 1, 2018

Reactivated rail line a headache for Strathcona residents
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | May 1, 2018

Langara drainage improvements to go ahead
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | May 1, 2018

Opinion: The deplorable condo shell game that needs to end
Gary Mason, The Globe and Mail | May 1, 2018

Housing survey a small step to clearing bureaucratic hurdles
Vaughn Palmer:, Vancouver Sun | May 1, 2018

5 Reasons for Cities to Value their Downtowns
Cole Judge, Meeting of the Minds | May 1, 2018

Why Cities Are So Damn Loud (It’s Not Just Honking And Sirens)
Matthew Jordan, Fast Company Design | May 1, 2018

Social Sprawl: How Demographics And Housing Trends Impact Land Use And Fuel Consumption
Hart Schwartz, EnergyFuse | May 1, 2018

British Columbia considers halt to exclusive access for condo presales
Kathy Tomlinson, The Globe and Mail | April 30, 2018

Vancouver gradually losing tree cover to real-estate development
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight, April 30th, 2018

Vancouver to consider transferring Marpole Midden land to Musqueam First Nation
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | April 30, 2018

Have your say! Public engagement begins for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision
The Buzzer (Translink) | April 30, 2018

Opinion: The ugly secret behind Canada’s new prosperity
Scott Gilmore, Macleans | April 30, 2018

UN urban chief on mission to reform and make cities better for women
Astrid Zweynert, Place | April 30, 2018

Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’
Patricia Leigh Brown, LA Times | April 29, 2018

Ghost-home tax fills Vancouver’s coffers but rentals remain scarce
Natalie Obiko Pearson, Seattle Times (Bloomberg News) | April 28, 2018

Protecting pedestrians from attack without adopting fortress mentality
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun | April 27, 2018

April 26, 2018

‘Last second’ email on planning shocks, dismays Chinatown advocates
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | April 26, 2018

What should the City of Vancouver do with its empty-homes tax revenue?
Patrick Johnston, Vancouver Sun | April 26, 2018

Data solutions present ‘smart’ way for cities to grow, says Surrey
Wanyee Li, StarMetro Vancouver | April 25, 2018

‘Terrible cycle of violence’: Cities struggle with how to prevent ‘hostile vehicle’ attacks
Graeme Hamilton, National Post | April 25, 2018

Jane’s Walk Festival returns to Vancouver with free tours exploring Hogan’s Alley, Coal Harbour, and more
Lucy Lau, The Georgia Straight | April 25th, 2018

B.C. moves to give local governments rental-only zoning power
Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun | April 24, 2018

Creating Spaces for People to Participate in Urban Planning
Deonna Anderson, Next City | April 24, 2018

Vancouver’s empty homes tax to pull in $30M
CBC News | April 23, 2018

Future Ready Vancouver: Making Metro Vancouver the model for the resilient city
Sean Ruthen, Spacing Vancouver | April 23, 2018

Solutions offered to keep empty storefronts from plaguing Vancouver city streets
Glen Korstrom, Business in Vancouver | April 23, 2018

As Seattle struggles with bike lanes, Vancouver, B.C., has won the battle
David Gutman, Seattle Times | April 23, 2018

Ongoing work to ‘rewild’ Vancouver parks brings people closer to nature
Glenda Luymes, Vancouver Sun | April 23, 2018

Vancouver apologizes to Chinese community for injustices of the past
Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Sun | April 22, 2018

April 19, 2018

Fancy a walk down ‘Electric Alley’? Design concept for Arbutus Greenway released
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | April 19, 2018

Park board takes next step in reconciliation
Jessica Kerr,  Vancouver Courier | April 19, 2018

Ask Pat: DCC, MFA, WTF?
Patrick Johnstone | April 19, 2018

UBC pushes for Millennium Line extension to campus; opens door to providing funding
Justin McElroy, CBC News | April 19, 2018

Is this the future of Seattle transit? A look at Vancouver, B.C. — a city that figured it out years ago
David Gutman, Seattle Times | April 19, 2018

‘Multigenerational living’ may be the new old solution to sky-high housing prices
Murtaza Haider and Stephen Moranis | Financial Post | April 198, 20-18

Vancouver’s new rules on Airbnb begin Thursday
Janet Brown, CKNW | April 18, 2018

Amazon may rent the old post office in downtown Vancouver
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | April 17, 2018

Company acquires 15-and-a-half acres for South Vancouver development
Eric Zimmer, Daily Hive | April 17, 2018

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities
Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company | April 16, 2018



April 12, 2018

Landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander on why it should be easier to be green
Hadani Ditmars, Wallpaper | April 12, 2018

What role do architects have in a driverless future?
Jonathan Hilburg , ArchPaper | April 12, 2018

Vancouver’s short-term rental bylaws take effect April 19
CBC News | April 11, 2018

Provincial task force asked to update B.C. tenancy laws and address rental affordability
Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight | April 10, 2018

Green side up: planting Vancouver’s canopy, one tree at a time
Chad Pawson · CBC News | April 9, 2018

By the Numbers: Vancouver Neighbourhoods
Vancouver Magazine | April 9, 2018

Metro Vancouver recommends B.C. limit house sizes on agricultural land
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | April 6, 2018

Affordability and Sustainability Drive Parking Requirement Reduction (Seattle)
Josh Cohen, Next City | April 6, 2017

Why Toronto’s former chief planner wants Canadians to rediscover renting
John Michael McGrath, TVO | April 6, 2018

Here’s What You Can Read If You’d Like to Think About Cities In Exactly The Way That I Do
Alex Baca, Medium | April 6, 2018

April 5, 2018

Plaza of Nations redevelopment begins to move forward
Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight | April 4th, 2018

How the Women Led Cities initiative is amplifying female voices in city planning, design
Katie Pyzyk, SmartCitiesDive | April 3, 2018

Affordable housing competition generates ideas for Vancouver
Construction Canada | April 2, 2018

Seattle City Council passes suite of parking reforms
Sarah Anne Lloyd, Curbed Seattle | April 2, 2018

Forewarnings – and maybe farewell warnings – on the future of urban fairways
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | March 30, 2018

Metro Vancouver transit ridership increasing faster than any other region in Canada, U.S.
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | March 29, 2018

How autonomous vehicles will reshape cities and real estate markets
Murtaza Haider and Stephen Moranis, Financial Post | March 29, 2018

Vancouver Hopes ‘Empty Homes Tax’ Can Help Stem Affordability Crisis
Emily Nonko, Next City | March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

Parking Spaces Will No Longer Be Just For Cars
Kate Fane, Vice Motherboard | March 29, 2018

Vancouver to apologize for historic discrimination against Chinese residents
Megan Devlin, CTV Vancouver | March 28, 2018

Amsterdam’s ‘Night Mayor’ has made its nightlife safer. Could Vancouver do the same?
Alex Migdal,  CBC News | March 28, 2018

City Builders: Andy Yan
Adele Weder, Canadian Architect | March 26, 2018

What Counts as ‘Real’ City Planning?
Deland Chan, CityLab | March 26, 2018

What should Vancouver’s waterfront look like in 30 years?
Jesse Johnston, CBC News | March 23, 2018


March 22, 2018

Who’s in charge of Vancouver’s waterfront?
Christianne Wilhelmson, Vancouver Sun | March 22, 2018

Vancouver’s waterfront stressed and in need of cooperative relief: report
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun | March 22, 2018

Vancouver council to apologize April 22 for historical discrimination against Chinese
Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier | March 22, 2018

Density, Design and Public Benefit
Ralph Segal, Price Tags | March 21, 2018

Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change
Brigid Delaney, The Guardian | March 21, 2018

How smart cities initiative is marrying municipalities to big data endeavours
Tyler Orton, Business in Vancouver | March 20, 2018

Vancouver learns some hard lessons after housing fight
Adrienne Tanner, The Globe and Mail | March 18, 2018

Cities a gateway for climate, affordability and economic priorities
Keane Gruending, Vancouver Sun | March 18, 2018

Celebrated Canadian architect Anne Cormier to give free lecture at UBC Robson Square
Lucy Lau, The Georgia Straight, March 18, 2018

The density debate will dominate 2018 municipal elections in places like North Van City
Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun | March 16, 2018

Why Cities Need a Chief Scientist
Tom Dallessio, Next City | March 16, 2018

49 Essential Books for Urban Planning and Design in Metro Vancouver
Andy Yan, SFU CIty Program | March 15, 2018