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.

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’ | 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 | Elsa Lam | 2019-07-04 | Tagged: architecture, sustainability, housing

June 27, 2019

Vancouver population 1971 to 2016 | Jens von Bergmann | Tagged: demographics, region
10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis
World Economic Forum | Alice Charles and Dilip Guna | 2019-06-06 | Tagged: housing
3 Ways to Integrate Meaningful Youth Engagement into Your Organization
Future of Good | Ilona Dougherty | 2019-06-19 | Tagged: youth, Engagement for Real
Leading Urban Change with People Powered Public Spaces
@placemakingx | Ethan Kent | 2019-06-19 | Tagged: placemaking, public space, city planning
What cities would look like if kids designed them
Fast Company | Sean Peacock | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: urban design, children, sustainability, A City for All
Half public sector say they do “nowhere near enough” to involve citizens | @SmartCitiesW | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, smart cities
Vancouver mall offers homeless a safe place to sleep
NEWS 1130 | Taran Parmar | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: homelessness, A City for All
Most Vancouverites Open to Changes in Single-Family Zoning
Research Co. | @mario_canseco | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: housing, zoning
Visions—Rethinking Housing | BC’s Mental Health and Substance Use Journal | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: housing, A City for All, social inclusion
New Reality for Urban Mobility: Can fairer access create more inclusive cities?
HERE | Julian Agyeman | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: transportation, mobility, social inclusion, A City for All
Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success
Curbed | Patrick Sisson | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: walking, economy, urban design
Selling public land is bad policy, bad planning and bad business
Vancouver Sun | Gordon Harris | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: BC Gov’t
Canadian communities responding to climate change
Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: climate change, resilience, urban design, Vancouver
Inclusion in Open Government | Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: Engagement for Real
Can we design more trusting public spaces?
@thehappycity | Mitchell Reardon | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: public space, urban design, social inclusion
The Canadian Institute Of Planners Announces the 2019 Awards for Planning Winners
Canadian Architect | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: urban planning
Cities Are Surprisingly Fragile
Scientific American Blog Network | Michael Hunter, J. David Selby, Kevin C. DeSouza | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: resilience, social inclusion
The Case for Quality Public Spaces for All
THE DIRT | Chella Strong | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: public space, A City for All, social inclusion
How cities can become more resilient to climate change
World Economic Forum | Jayne Plunkett | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: resilience, climate change, cities
The Problem With ‘Most Livable City’ Rankings
CityLab | @FeargusOSull | 2019-06-26 | Tagged: livability, cities
Competition for the kerb is rising, and cities are going to have to manage it
The Conversation | Neil Sipe | 2019-06-26 | Tagged: transportation, urban planning
Inclusive city visions and vertically challenged industrial storeys
Business in Vancouver | Peter Mitham | 2019-06-26 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, city-wide plan, industrial lands
Opinion: Housing should be affordable, period
The Globe and Mail | Evan Siddall | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All
Vancouver and Montreal named among world’s most bike-friendly cities; Toronto ‘not close’
The Globe and Mail | Matt Bubbers | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: active transportation, urban design, cycling
Vancouver City Council rejects controversial Shaughnessy townhouse project [subscription required]
The Globe and Mail | Frances Bula | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All
Did city of Vancouver miss a housing opportunity? [Audio] | Stephen Quinn | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

June 20, 2019

It takes a neighbourhood | UBC
There’s a lifestyle penalty for renting in Canada — it doesn’t have to be so
Global News | @globalnews | 2019-06-15
How to make B.C. active transportation accessible for all
Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2019-06-16
Gateway Communities of Vancouver
Home: Free Sociology! | Nataniel Lauster | 2019-06-17
Downtown Vancouver remains a popular place to live and work, according to business association
Vancouver Sun | Gordon McIntyre | 2019-06-18
How to make cities happier, healthier and better equipped to fight climate change | @cbc | 2019-06-19
New study sheds light of short-term Airbnb rentals across Canada
NEWS 1130 | Martin Macmahon and Nathan Durec | 2019-06-20
All the ways downtown Vancouver is still the vibrant core of the region: report
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-06-20
YIMBYs outnumber NIMBYs in Vancouver, housing survey suggests
Burnaby Now | Mario Canseco | 2019-06-20
‘Heart of Mount Pleasant’ tops Heritage Vancouver Society’s 2019 watch list
Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-06-20

June 13, 2019

Metro renters pummelled by demovictions and gentrification
Vancouver Sun | Douglas Todd | 2019-05-30 | Tagged: housing
False Creek South co-ops face a moment of change [Subscription required]
The Globe and Mail | @globeandmail | 2019-05-30 | Tagged: housing
Cities seek modernized federal relationship via Election 2019 | FCM | 2019-05-30 | Tagged: federal government, politics, cities
Rational Communities Build Protected Bike Lanes
CityLab | Laura Bliss | 2019-06-03 | Tagged: active transportation, cycling, infrastructure
Breaking the Cycle of Automobile Dependency
Planetizen – Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education | Todd Litman | 2019-06-03 | Tagged: transportation, urban design, urban planning
Strengthening renter protections without killing development ‘a tricky balancing act’
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-06-07 | Tagged: housing, development
Vancouver renter’s office a step closer to reality after staff report released to council
Global News | Sean Boynton | 2019-06-09 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver
CEO says TransLink is on track for Broadway, Surrey lines — but getting ahead of demand is the ‘many billions of dollars question’ | Alex McKeen | 2019-06-10 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, Metro Vancouver
Vancouver Builds a Better Bike Lane
Streetsblog USA | Aaron Short | 2019-06-11 | Tagged: active transportation, infrastructure, City of Vancouver
Behind the Demise of a Powerhouse Nonprofit Funding Urban ‘Resilience’
CityLab | Laura Bliss | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: resilience, cities
Vancouver council beefs up protections for renters
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver
Vancouver renter’s office gets green light from council, set to open in 2021
Global News | Sean Boynton | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver
Vancouver’s 2019 homeless count reaches a record high despite addition of 600 temporary housing units | Jen St. Denis | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: homelessness, City of Vancouver
Metro Vancouver’s average home prices need to fall $795,000 to reach affordability
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

May 30, 2019

The YIMBYs are coming for your single-family neighborhood
Grist | Philip Kiefer | 2019-05-21 | Tagged: zoning, city-wide plan, housing
Canadians trust municipal governments most to deliver better quality of life | Federation of Canadian Municipalities | 2019-05-23 | Tagged: local government, quality of life
Self-care isn’t enough. We need community care to thrive. | Heather Dockray | 2019-05-24 | Tagged: A City for All, community
How ‘community-driven’ Indigenous architecture is transforming space | @cbc | 2019-05-26 | Tagged: Indigenous culture, architecture, public space
New St. Paul’s Hospital design rejected by City of Vancouver panel over aesthetics
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-05-27 | Tagged: industrial lands, urban design, St. Pauls Hospital
People aren’t disabled, their city is’: inside Europe’s most accessible city
the Guardian | Emily Yates | 2019-05-28 | Tagged: accessibility, A City for All, urban design
Van councillor proposes temporary hotels in new rental apartments
NEWS 1130 | Laisia Kretzel | 2019-05-28 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, DCLs
The real costs of cheap parking
Driving | Steve Bochenek | 2019-05-28 | Tagged: parking
Here’s What We Know about Vancouver’s Huge New West Side Development
The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2019-05-29 | Tagged: Jericho Lands, urban planning, Indigenous
100% by 2050 – Vancouver’s roadmap to urban sustainability
Modern Diplomacy | @mdiplomacyworld | 2019-05-29 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, sustainability, climate change
Metro renters pummelled by demovictions and gentrification
Vancouver Sun | Douglas Todd: | 2019-05-30 | Tagged: housing, gentrification

May 23, 2019

Engagement does not equal inclusion | @evergreencanada | 2019-05-13 | Tagged: social inclusion, Engagement for Real
Opinion | The Suburbs Are Coming to a City Near You | Candace Jackson | 2019-05-18 | Tagged: cities, suburbs, real estate
Having a Library or Café Down the Block Could Change Your Life
The Atlantic | Daniel Cox & Ryan Streeter | 2019-05-20 | Tagged: social inclusion, urban design, public space, public amenities
From bleak to bustling: how one French town solved its high street crisis
the Guardian | Angelique Chrisafis | 2019-05-20 | Tagged: Communities and Corridors, retail, urban design
What does ‘consultation’ mean on occupied Sḵwx̱wú7mesh land?
National Observer | Stephanie Wood | 2019-05-22 | Tagged: reconciliation, city planning
Vancouver hopeful about outcome from moderate-income rental experiment
Vancouver Sun | Derrick Penner | 2019-05-22 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing
Why Public Spaces Are Critical Social Infrastructure | Dan Horigan | 2019-05-22 | Tagged: public space, public health, A City for All, social inclusion
Climate crisis tops concerns for Metro Vancouver chair
Vancouver Sun | Nick Eagland | 2019-05-23 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, region, climate change, resilience

May 17, 2019

How to make cities more child-friendly Financial Times | Simon Kuper | 2017-05-12 | Tagged: A City for All, urban design, children
Uber, Lyft say they help ease traffic congestion. New study says otherwise. | Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky | 2019-05-08 | Tagged: transportation, technology
PIBC Announces Winners of 2019 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement | PIBC | 2019-05-08 | Tagged: PIBC, city planning
An Architecture Policy for Canada | Lisa Landrum | 2019-05-08 | Tagged: architecture, urban design
Bob Joseph Is Back with Tips for Making ‘Reconciliation a Reality’ | The Tyee The Tyee | Katie Hyslop | 2019-05-09 | Tagged: Indigenous, reconciliation
Why You Should Always Share Your Results | Lisa Attygalle | 2019-05-09 | Tagged: Engagement for Real
Over 1,000 City Planning Library reports now available! | Sharon Walz | 2019-05-09 | Tagged: city planning, City of Vancouver
Climate at top of the agenda for southwest B.C.’s local government conference | CBC News | Justin McElroy | 2019-05-09 | Tagged: local government, climate change, region
Vancouver tests VanSlam earthquake response Vancouver Sun | Tiffany Crawford | 2019-05-10 | Tagged: resilience
City of Vancouver exploring big redesign of English Bay and Sunset beaches Daily Hive | @iamkennethchan | 2019-05-10 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, parks, active transportation, infrastructure, city planning
City with a female face: how modern Vienna was shaped by women the Guardian | @mlle_elle | 2019-05-14 | Tagged: women, A City for All
Province to study North Shore-Vancouver rapid transit line North Shore News | @BrentRichter | 2019-05-14 | Tagged: transit, region, infrastructure
Master plans and messy reality: Larry Beasley and Ken Greenberg consider the future of cities [Subscription Only] The Globe and Mail | @globeandmail | 2019-05-14 | Tagged: urban design, urban planning, city planning
Climate Change Interview Special | Cambie Report Cambie Report | @cambiereport | 2019-05-15 | Tagged: climate change, resilience, housing, sustainability, active transportation
Vancouver City Council Votes for Slower Streets, Livability, Sustainability Price Tags | Sandy James | 2019-05-15 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban design, infrastructure, BC Gov’t
SFU City Conversations: Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Will Change the Way You Live YouTube | SFU Public Square | 2019-05-16 | Tagged: climate change
The Vancouver dilemma: How to build new apartments without displacing tenants. Frances Bula | 2019-05-16 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver, gentrification

May 9, 2019

Resilience Roundup: Public Spaces Fighting Climate Change | Katharine Peinhardt | 2019-04-22 | Tagged: public space, climate change, resilience
High density cities are economically beneficial but lead to greater inequality
LSE | London School of Economics and Political Science | 2019-05-01 | Tagged: density, urban design, A City for All, inequality
TransLink launches consultation on 30-year regional transit plan
Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2019-05-03 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, transportation
Architects and planners aim to create family-friendly apartment housing in Vancouver
The Province | Joanne Lee-Young | 2019-05-03 | Tagged: housing, architecture, urban planning
Is Vancouver a family-friendly city?
This City Life | Jillian Glover | 2019-05-04 | Tagged: A City for All, housing, children
Vancouver’s climate solution: a denser city [subscription required]
The Globe and Mail | Alex Bozikovic | 2019-05-05 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, climate change, resilience, urban design
Squamish Nation Building On Their Own Land To Help Vancouver Housing Crisis
HuffPost Canada | 2019-05-05 | Tagged: Indigenous, city planning, reconciliation, housing
The case for cyclists, pedestrians and ‘streets as places’ on the Granville bridge | Uytae Lee | 2019-05-07 | Tagged: active transportation, urban design, City o Vancouver
New Taxes and Higher Density Aren’t Fixing Vancouver’s Housing Problem
CityLab | Tracey Lindeman | 2019-05-07 | Tagged: housing, region, real estate
Young Vancouver families seek transit-friendly homes: survey
Vancouver Sun | Matt Robinson | 2019-05-07 | Tagged: transit, housing, urban planning, A City for All
New B.C. study links chronic disease, health care costs to where you live
Vancouver Sun | Jennifer Saltman | 2019-05-07 | Tagged: Healthy City, urban design, active transportation, walking
She built this city: How architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander shaped Vancouver
Vancouver Courier | Sabrina Furminger | 2019-05-07 | Tagged: women, architecture, urban design
Vancouver councillor wants a continuous water stream from False Creek to Fraser River
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-05-08 | Tagged: resilience, sustainability
Province cracks down on tenancy law-breakers – whether renters or landlords
Burnaby Now | Joannah Connolly | 2019-05-08 | Tagged: housing, BC Gov’t
Vancouver’s ex-chief planner on past successes, misses, and a recent ‘huge mistake’
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-05-09 | Tagged: Vancouver, city planning, False Creek Flats
From east to west, Canadians confront mainstreet gentrification
Ottawa Citizen | Taylor Blewett | 2019-05-09 | Tagged: gentrification, Communities and Corridors, retail

May 2, 2019

Why city staff and council don’t want Broadway to be another Cambie
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-04-26 | Tagged: Broadway Corridor, development, zoning
Bringing long-buried streams to light a part of urban renewal in Vancouver | @cbc | 2019-04-28 | Tagged: urban design, resilience, sustainability
Apartment parking spots going unused in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver Courier | @Howellings | 2019-04-29 | Tagged: parking, active transportation, urban design
In Switzerland, Everyone’s an Urban Planner
CityLab | @FeargusOSull | 2019-04-30 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, social inclusion, A City for All
Vancouver to shift 2% property tax from businesses to homeowners
British Columbia | Kendra Mangione | 2019-04-30 | Tagged: small business, housing
Squamish Nation proposing to build 3,000 affordable units on its reserve land in Vancouver
APTN News | Tina House | 2019-05-02 | Tagged: Indigenous, housing, real estate
Vancouver and Surrey rethinking redevelopment opportunities next to future SkyTrain
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-05-02 | Tagged: transit, region, development

April 25, 2019

City of Vancouver to consider six ‘big moves’ in response to climate emergency

Vancouver Sun | Susan Lazuruk | 2019-04-19 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, resilience, climate change

Ideas | We’re redesigning our streetscape — but what if we’re getting it all wrong? | Anthony Flint | 2019-04-22 | Tagged: urban design, infrastructure, transportation

Community Engagement’s Vital Role in Building Resilience | Elizabeth K. Kellar | 2019-04-22 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, resilience

Why Vancouver still doesn’t have a ‘scramble’ intersection for pedestrians | Rafferty Baker | 2019-04-22 | Tagged: active transportation, infrastructure, urban design

Denver has a new plan for the year 2040. Here’s how the vote happened.

The Denver Post | Andrew Kenney | 2019-04-23 | Tagged: city planning, city-wide plan, urban design

Vancouverites set new record in walking, biking and transit use

Vancouver Courier | Mike Howell | 2019-04-23 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, active transportation, transit

Vancouverism — Good Urban Planning, or Platitudes?

The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2019-04-23 | Tagged: book, city planning

Vancouver’s new frontier—integrating climate action and affordability

Georgia Straight | Alex Boston | 2019-04-23 | Tagged: climate change, land use

Why Climate Action Plans are not Good Enough to Deliver a Low-Carbon Future in Cities | Karishma Asarpota | 2019-04-23 | Tagged: climate change, land use, infrastructure

Chuck Brook: How increased density, robust transit and bold innovation can rebuild lost community

Vancouver Sun | Chuck Brook | 2019-04-24 | Tagged: community, transit, density

Proposed “Big Moves” on climate could transform Vancouver in ways residents might not have imagined

Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | Charlie Smith | 2019-04-24 | Tagged: climate change, resilience, City of Vancouver

Taxing local Vancouver businesses to death bad for environment, Leonard Schein tells city council

Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | Carlito Pablo | 2019-04-24 | Tagged: small business, retail, Communities and Corridors, sustainability

Georgian Towers, once the talk of the town, now just another building likely to come down

Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-04-24 | Tagged: history, architecture, development

City of Vancouver approves partial rezoning freeze for future subway corridor

Global News | Simon Little | 2019-04-24 | Tagged: Broadway Corridor, development, urban planning

Vancouver developing strategy to manage earthquake and climate risks

Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-04-24 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, resilience

Block gas-powered cars from parts of Vancouver, city planners and engineers recommend

The Globe and Mail | Frances Bula | 2019-04-24 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, climate change

Vancouver Unveils North America’s Boldest Climate Action Plan

Streetsblog USA | Angie Schmitt | 2019-04-25 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, resilience, climate change

April 18, 2018

Open Letter to Vancouver City Council
Canadian Architect | Chris Knight And Gair Williamson | 2019-04-05 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, architecture, housing, density, development
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
The Conversation | Jenny McArthur, Tim Moonen | 2019-04-11 | Tagged: cities, livability
‘Inspire Jericho’ talks launch with Charles Montgomery of Happy City
Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-04-12 | Tagged: housing, livability, A City for All, urban design, community
Should we tear down the Vancouver seawall? | Uytae Lee | 2019-04-14 | Tagged: infrastructure, resilience, active transportation
3 Reasons Cities Are Rising in Influence and Power on the Global Stage
CityLab | Chrystie Flournoy Swiney, Sheila Foster | 2019-04-15 | Tagged: cities
Squamish plan for massive development by Burrard Bridge gets a surprisingly warm welcome
Frances Bula | 2019-04-15 | Tagged: real estate, Indigenous, industrial lands, reconciliation
How global cities are going green
Curbed | Patrick Sisson | 2019-04-16 | Tagged: sustainability, transportation, development
Inclusive Urbanism Reading List
Medium | Daniella Fergusson | 2019-04-17 | Tagged: A City for All, diversity
Public consultation launched for Granville Bridge’s new bike and walking path
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-04-17 | Tagged: infrastructure, active transportation, urban design
Partial rezoning freeze for Kits and West Point Grey heads to Vancouver council
Global News | Simon Little | 2019-04-18 | Tagged: Broadway Corridor, zoning, real estate

April 11, 2019

Why cities need to fight for their nights
Resonance Consultancy | Chris Fair | Tagged: arts and culture, A City for All, livability
The ‘baked-in biases’ of the public square: Calls grow to redesign cities with women in mind
The Globe and Mail | Oliver Moore | 2019-03-29 | Tagged: public space, urban design, A City for All
Cherry trees safe for now as Vancouver watches effect of climate change on urban forest | Chad Pawson | 2019-03-31 | Tagged: resilience
Vancouver misses targets for rental housing, townhouses
Vancouver Courier | Mike Howell | 2019-04-03 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing
Metro Vancouver staff raise prospect of TOAH funds boosting affordable housing near transit stations
Georgia Straight | Carlito Pablo | 2019-04-03 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, housing
‘Very unusual’: Roofs of Gastown parkades to get makeover as child-care centre
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-04-04 | Tagged: children, Gastown, urban design
What’s up for Metro Vancouver in year 2050: Regional planners present four scenarios
Georgia Straight Vancouver | Carlito Pablo | 2019-04-04 | Tagged: region, TransLink, transportation, Metro Vancouver
The upside down: inside Manhattan’s Lowline subterranean park
The Guardian | Jake Nevins | 2019-04-06 | Tagged: public space
Community panel picks route for new road through Vancouver’s False Creek Flats | Chad Pawson | 2019-04-07 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, urban design, transportation, infrastructure
The Mental Health Crisis — a Global Problem with Local Solutions
Municipal Information Network | Nicole Regan | 2019-04-08 | Tagged: urban design, intersectionality, public health, social inclusion
3,000-unit development could be built on Squamish land near Burrard Bridge
Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-04-10 | Tagged: city planning, Indigenous, Squamish, housing
‘Interim period of chaos’ stalling development
Business in Vancouver | Hayley Woodin | 2019-04-10 | Tagged: real estate, politics, region, development
1 year in, just 1 city has used B.C.’s rental-only zoning tool | Justin McElroy | 2019-04-10 | Tagged: housing, zoning, region
B.C. introduces law to require cars, trucks sold by 2040 be zero emission
Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2019-04-11 | Tagged: transportation, sustainability, infrastructure

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

February 28, 2019

Amplify: How a stroller opened my eyes to inaccessibility in my city
The Globe and Mail | Claire Neary | 2019-02-15 | Tagged: A City for All, urban design, accessibility
The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design | Katherine Peinhardt and Nidhi Gulati | 2019-02-21 | Tagged: Communities and Corridors, urban design
Analysis highlights connection between Vancouver planning programs and land values
Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-02-22 | Tagged: city-wide plan, urban planning, housing, real estate
Could Denver Become the Country’s First City Designed for Women?
5280 Magazine | Daliah Singer | 2019-02-22 | Tagged: A City for All, urban design
Property values and implications for Vancouver’s city-wide plan
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-22 | Tagged: city-wide plan, city planning, real estate
Rethinking traffic congestion to make our cities more like the places we want them to be
The Conversation | Brian Feeney | 2019-02-24 | Tagged: transportation, urban planning
Urbanism without Effort | Charles R. Wolfe | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: urban design, livability
It’s Possible to Develop New Housing Without Displacing Tons of Renters. Why Don’t We?
The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: housing, data, transportation
The ‘ticking time bomb’ threatening affordable rental homes
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: housing, real estate
Designing streets for a new kind of delivery vehicle
Spacing Vancouver | Sylvia Green | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: active transportation, transportation
‘It makes no sense’ — concerns over ending Vancouver’s renters’ committee
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All, Engagement for Real
City of Vancouver outlines measures to toughen up protections for renters
Vancouver Courier | @VanCourierNews | 2019-02-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All
The Rebirth of Vancouver’s Historically Black Neighbourhood
Vice | Urooba Jamal | 2019-02-28 | Tagged: A City for All, diversity, social inclusion
It’s not too late: Canada, not Sidewalk Labs, should be driving urban innovation
Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2019-02-28 | Tagged: cities, urban planning, technology

February 21, 2019

Rail expansion through Port of Vancouver aimed at hiking imports from AsiaVancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: transportation, infrastructure
Metro Vancouver mayors vote yes on SkyTrain extension to UBC | CBC | @cbc | 2019-02-15 | Tagged: UBC, Broadway Corridor, transit
Proposed East Vancouver detox and social housing complex draws mixed reviews | CBC | Zahra Premji | 2019-02-15 | Tagged: A City for All, housing, public health, social inclusion
NDP says Broadway subway will be subject to ‘community benefits agreement’Vancouver Sun | Glend Luymes | 2019-02-16 | Tagged: Broadway Corridor, transit, politics, infrastructure
‘There has to be a balance:’ Residents fuming over plans to double East Vancouver rail trafficGlobal News | @globalnews | 2019-02-17 | Tagged: infrastructure, politics, transportation
Fears unfounded over Vancouver modular housing project one year inCTV British Columbia | Breanna Karstens-Smith | 2019-02-19 | Tagged: housing, homelessness, A City for All
Proposed 28-storey South Granville development proves predictably polarizingWestern Investor | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-02-19 | Tagged: housing, real estate, development, Broadway Corridor
Architecture expert points to new consideration of the digital city – – Journal Of CommerceJournal Of Commerce | Warren Frey | 2019-02-20 | Tagged: architecture, technology, urban planning, A City for All
When Habitat 76 shone a spotlight on housing issues in | Jean Walton | 2019-02-21 | Tagged: history, housing, urban planning

February 21, 2019

Shipocalypse Now: How online shopping is changing our cities and our lives | CBC | @cbc | 2018-08-03 | Tagged: retail, urban design, CBC
Autonomous Vehicles: Planners Aren’t Planning, Just | Robert Fischer | 2018-08-16 | Tagged: urban planning, autonomous vehicles, transportation
Want kids in cities to play outside? Just building playgrounds isn’t enough | ApoliticalApolitical | @apoliticalco | 2018-08-23 | Tagged: urban design, children, A City for All, public space
Heads Up, Vancouver: Rising Seas Are Sinking Home ValuesHuffPost Canada | Daniel Tencer | 2018-08-25 | Tagged: climate change, flooding, resilience, real estate, HuffPost Canada
Build Cities That Make People Active By Design (Blog)HuffPost Canada | Kevin Lam and Jean Wang | 2018-08-27 | Tagged: urban design, public health, active transportation, cycling, walking
Why placemaking is now place marketing. And why it’s vital to your cityResonance | @Resonanceco | 2018-08-30 | Tagged: placemaking, urban planning, public space
Is This the End for Vancouver’s ‘Single-Family’ Neighbourhoods? | The TyeeThe Tyee | @thetyee | 2018-08-31 | Tagged: housing, VCPC, zoning, Vancouver, The Tyee
TransLink launches new mobility grant program for academicsVancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2018-08-31 | Tagged: transit, TransLink, research
Federal government confirms investment in Surrey LRT and Broadway subway lineGlobal News | @globalnews | 2018-09-04 | Tagged: Communities and Corridors, transit, infrastructure, Broadway Corridor
Land wealth is a massive source of inequality in BCCanadian Centre For Policy Alternatives | Alex Hemingway | 2018-09-04 | Tagged: economy, inequality, A City for All, real estate
‘Everybody fits in’: inside the Canadian cities where minorities are the majoritythe Guardian | @guardian | 2018-09-04 | Tagged: A City for All, social inclusion, demographics
Dynamic Planning for AffordabilityPlanetizen – Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education | Todd Litman | 2018-09-04 | Tagged: urban planning, housing
UBC study finds Vancouver is the unhappiest city in CanadaVancouver Courier | @VanCourierNews | 2018-09-04 | Tagged: A City for All, social inclusion, urban design
Connecting the Arbutus Greenway to the SeawallVancouver Public Space Network | @vpsn | 2018-09-05 | Tagged: VPSN, Arbutus Greenway, Communities and Corridors, public space, urban planning, cycling, walking
City of Vancouver mulls sale of Arbutus Corridor lands to CP Rail for $1Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2018-09-05 | Tagged: Arbutus Greenway, Vancouver Sun, transportation, City of Vancouver, Communities and Corridors
Forget Universal Basic Income. We Need Universal Basic | 2025AD | 2018-09-05 | Tagged: transportation, mobility, A City for All
Thousands of listings pulled off Airbnb as Vancouver’s new rules come into effectCTV News | @CTVNews | 2018-09-06 | Tagged: housing, regulations, AirBnB
9 books to read about transitThe Buzzer | Tanushree Pillai | 2018-09-06 | Tagged: transit, books
Vancouver votes in favour of Arbutus Corridor sale back to CP Rail for $1Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2018-09-06 | Tagged: active transportation, Arbutus Greenway, City of Vancouver
Robson Square plaza project to get $5.4 million in 2019 Vancouver city budgetGeorgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | Carlito Pablo | 2018-12-10 | Tagged: public space, urban design
No easy way for Metro to build its way out of its housing crisisVancouver Courier | Mario Canseco | 2018-12-11 | Tagged: housing, real estate
Metro task force to target Lower Mainland industrial crunchBusiness in Vancouver | 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 StreetGeorgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | Charlie Smith | 2019-01-09 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, A City for All, housing

February 14, 2019

All the Bad Things About Uber and Lyft In One Simple List
Streetsblog USA | Angie Schmitt | 2019-02-04 | Tagged: transportation
More Vancouver homes occupied according to initial 2018 Empty Homes Tax statistics
Indo-Canadian Voice | Rattan Mall | 2019-02-06 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing
Price Talks Ep18: ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative — Excavating Inclusivity Price Tags | @pricetags | 2019-02-06 | Tagged: A City for All, social inclusion
B.C.’s solution to tackling the pigeon problem on SkyTrain? Birth control Global News | @globalnews | 2019-02-07 | Tagged: TransLink, transit
What Airbnb Does to Renters, Employees, and Cities
Pacific Standard | Sarah Holder | 2019-02-07 | Tagged: housing, regulations, AirBnB
Surrey aims to reduce deaths, injuries on roads by 15% in next five years
Surrey Now-Leader | Lauren Collins | 2019-02-08 | Tagged: active transportation, walking, transportation
Most Metro Vancouverites on board with plan for SkyTrain to UBC
Vancouver Courier | Mario Canseco | 2019-02-11 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, Broadway Corridor, UBC
Interview – Matt Horne, Vancouver climate policy manager
Cambie Report | Patrick Meehan | 2019-02-11 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, climate change, resilience
Podcast: Engaged Cities with Myung Lee, Cities of Service | 2019-02-12 | Tagged: Engagement for Real
Vancouver city hall touts shorter building permit delays
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: development, housing, City of Vancouver
Vancouver artists stage protest, art show as tribute to disappearing gallery space
Vancouver Courier | John Kurucz | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: land use, TransLink, arts and culture
Speaking truth to power – there’s no such thing as neutral – Municipal World
Municipal World | Ashleigh Weeden | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, community, politics
Why America’s New Apartment Buildings All Look the Same
Bloomberg Businessweek | Justin Fox | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: architecture, zoning, urban design
Stretch of Robson Street to become permanent outdoor plaza
CTV British Columbia | @CTVVancouver | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: public space, urban design
New $5.4-million permanent design for Robson Plaza to be built this year
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: public space, urban design
Metro Vancouver mayors to vote on SkyTrain for UBC
Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | Carlito Pablo | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, transit, UBC