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 Friday afternoon.


November 17, 2017

Much debated Casa Mia gets green light for seniors care facility
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier | November 17, 2017

We all want to solve homelessness – just not in our backyard (via Jennifer)
Gary Mason, Globe and Mail, November 16, 2017

Vancouver park board hires reconciliation planner
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | November 16, 2017

Beedie decision reveals times have changed in Vancouver
Allen Garr, Vancouver Courier | November 16, 2017

Vancouver put off demolition of historic Walkem House to avoid paying owners: court
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | November 16, 2017

TransLink, provincial government transit funding talks slow
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun |  November 16, 2017

Marpole students raise voices in support of neighbourhood modular housing project
Anna Dimoff, CBC News | November 15, 2017

The City of Vancouver wants your feedback on these 5 transportation projects
Cory Correia, CBC News | November 15, 2017

Who’s doing it best: Building rental housing in Toronto and Vancouver
Evergreen Canada | November 15, 2017

City with No Neighbors
Bernie Belvedere, National Review Online | November 15, 2017

Vancouver cracks down on Airbnb
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 14, 2017

With more modular housing coming, city looks to learn from Marpole backlash
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | November 14, 2017

Controversial Gastown proposal reduced, by three feet
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | November 14, 2017

Vancouver 2.0
Erick Villagomez, Spacing Vancouver | November 14, 2017

A city that forgets about human connections has lost its way
Reena Tiwari, The Conversation | November 14, 2017

Fighting Loneliness with a Community of Seniors
Linda Givetash, The Tyee | November 14, 2017

Opinion: Homeless shelter residents are ‘neighbours, not strangers’
Charles Gauthier, Vancouver Sun | November 13, 2017

How are cities changing? Policy trends for developing urban resilience
Amy Armstrong, 100 Resilient Cities | November 13, 2017

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?
Clark Miller,  Thaddeus R. Miller & Tischa Muñoz-Erickson, The Conversation | November 13, 2017


November 10, 2017

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?
Clark Miller,  Thaddeus R. Miller & Tischa Muñoz-Erickson, The Conversation | November 13, 2017

Is Vancouver board’s rejection of Chinatown condo a disaster for development?
Stephen Quinn, Globe and Mail | November 10, 2017

Recap: Building our city at the Arbutus Greenway Design Jam
Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN | November 10, 2017

City of Vancouver rolls out new snow fighting strategy
Susana da Silva, CBC News |  November 9, 2017

Vancouver housing initiative for homeless meets opposition
Frances Bula & Xiao Xu | November 9, 2017

Park board plan to address safety, cleanliness in Vancouver parks
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | November 9, 2017

City of Vancouver rolls out new snow fighting strategy
Susana da Silva, CBC News |  November 9, 2017

Developers shocked city turned down Chinatown development
John Mackie, Dan Fumano & Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | November 8, 2017

City of Vancouver identifies more neighbourhoods to house homeless
Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier | November 8, 2017

Sea level maps show Canada’s coastal communities in race against time
Mia Rabson, News1130 | November 8, 2017

Release: DVBIA’s Perch Program fetches positive feedback
Spacing Vancouver | November 8, 2017

Who is the City For? As our cities become spaces for investment, rather than living, Anna Minton revisits Lefebvre’s Right to the City
Anna Minton, Verso | November 8, 2017

Melbourne Public Space Design Project Aims to Cut Through Red Tape
John Power, Next City | November 8, 2017
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Vancouver readies homeowners for empty homes tax
Laura Kane, CTV News | November 7, 2017

‘Bike theft is not inevitable’: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution
Tom Babin, The Guardian | November 7, 2017

Rental Housing and the War on the Poor
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | November 7, 2017

Online public engagement launched for Metro Vancouver mobility pricing
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun |  November 6, 2017

What happens when people can’t afford to work in Vancouver?
Frank O’Brien Vancouver Courier | November 6, 2017

More Than 7,000 Residents Helped to Shape Atlanta’s New Resilience Plan
Rachel Dovey, Next City | November 6, 2017


November 3, 2017

Lower-income renters left out of transit-oriented density in Metro Vancouver: study
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 3, 2017

Vancouver eyes San Francisco program to protect cherished community businesses
Geordon Omand, CityNews | November 2, 2017

Vancouver looks to collaborate with San Francisco on housing solutions
Gregor Robertson and Gil Kelley, San Francisco Chronicle | November 2, 2017

Could a tax on ride-hailing help fund transit in B.C.?
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | November 2, 2017

Tree atop West End building recalls history of site
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | November 2, 2017

Vancouver heritage advisers to review new proposal to demolish two historic Gastown hotels
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | November 1, 2017

Vancouver will apologize for historic racism against Chinese immigrants
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 1, 2017

Development permit board delays issuing ruling on 105 Keefer Street application
Charlie Smith The Georgia Straight | October 31, 2017

Downtown Vancouver offices to test price ceiling
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | October 31, 2017

Rezoning for 8-storey condo in Vancouver west side neighbourhood passes unanimously
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 31, 2017

Opinion: 105 Keefer is a bigger conversation about culture in Vancouver
Belle Cheung, Vancouver Sun | October 31, 2017

The death and life of mom-and-pops
Karrie Jacobs, Curbed NY | October 31, 2017

25 great ideas of the New Urbanism
Robert Steuteville, CNU Public Square | October 31, 2017

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside changing with development
Geordon Omand, CTV News | October 30, 2017

For Indigenous People, Homelessness Is More Than Lacking a Home
Katie Hyslop, The Tyee | October 30, 2017

I Left Vancouver Because Vancouver Left Me
Jessica Barrett, The Tyee | October 30, 2017

Vancouver homeowners may face $10,000 daily fine for failing to report if property is rented
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | October 30, 2017

How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars
Aarian Marshall, Wired | October 30, 2017

Canadian cities are counting on nature – and it’s paying off
Stephanie Cairns, The Globe and Mail | October 29, 2017

East Vancouver becoming less diverse, census showsRoshini Nair and Tara Carman, CBC News | October 28, 2017

How Vancouver’s Woodward’s could pave the future of dying department stores
Maryse Zeidler, CBC News | October 28, 2017

Jan Gehl: “In The Last 50 Years, Architects Have Forgotten What a Good Human Scale Is”
Rodrigo Alonso & Amanda Pimenta, ArchDaily | October 28, 2017


October 27, 2017

B.C. moves to stop landlords from using lease loophole to increase rents
Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail, October 27, 2017

Make Vancouver affordable: Renters, hotels add voice to Airbnb debate
Martha Perkins, Westender | October 27, 2017

Inner cities are the best places to raise children by a country mile
Tim Lott, The Guardian | October 27, 2017

Vancouver development community shocked by ‘new normal’ in real estate prices
Michael Geller, Vancouver Courier | October 26, 2017

Marpole site chosen for Vancouver’s second modular housingJen St. Denis Vancouver Metro | October 26, 2017

How Vancouver Specials make Vancouver special
Christopher Cheung, Vancouver Metro | October 26, 2017

How Metropolitan Vancouver Is Reorganizing Suburban Growth Around Transit
Jim Chappell, UrbDezine San Francisco | October 26, 2017

SF City Administrator Naomi Kelly’s Vision of a Resilient San Francisco
Naomi Kelley, The Planning Report | October 26, 2017

Renter numbers grow in Metro Vancouver — but many are struggling
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | October 25, 2017

Vancouver park board report sees good in dogs on transit
Patrick Johnston, Vancouver Sun | October 25, 2017

This City Found a Way to Get Everyone Involved in Urban Planning
Ellen Shepard, Yes! Magazine | Oct 25, 2017

Andrea Reimer: I will not be seeking reelection in 2018
The Georgia Straight, October 25, 2017

Independent commission to study how to tax Metro Vancouver roads with mobility pricing
Jonathon Brown, October 24, 2017

Emily Carr painting offers rare view of the old Kitsilano Indian Reserve
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | October 24, 2017

12 big cities sign ‘fossil-fuel-free streets’ declaration
Thomson Reuters, CBC News |  October 23, 2017

A ‘daunting journey’: Land trust launches new Van City affordable housing
David P Ball, Vancouver Metro | October 22, 2017

City of Vancouver outlines viaduct demolition plan
Stephanie Froese and Elizabeth Coulter, News 1130 | October 22, 2017

Vancouver’s historic Burrard Bridge reopens
Rattan Mall | Indo-Canadian Voice | October 21, 2107

Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor
Stephen Kurutz, New York Times, October 21, 2017


October 20, 2017

Designing a More Inclusive City
Allison Arieff, New York times | October 20, 2017

Put an Indigenous face on urban design, group urges
Allan Woods, Toronto Star | October 20, 2017

TransLink to start consulting public on distance-based fare options
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 19, 2017

The 5 ‘Cs’ of community planning
Howard Blackson, CNU Public Square | October 19, 2017

TransLink to start consulting public on distance-based fare options
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 19, 2017

Vancouver starts work on new Creative City Strategy to boost culture and the arts
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | October 18, 2017

Taxi demand in the spotlight in Vancouver as ride-hailing delays mount
Liza Yuzda and Simon Little, CKNW | October 18, 2017

B.C. municipalities scurry to have say on marijuana legalization
Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Out-of-town investors inflate real-estate prices and rent, study finds
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | October 17, 2017

TransLink ridership continues to grow, says CEO
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | October 17, 2017

Mayor’s motion on condo presales passes but may not impact Vancouver’s affordability
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 17, 2017

Vancouver Chinatown advisory committee rejects new development application for 105 Keefer Street
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | October 17, 2017

Opinion: Tax land value, close loopholes to solve affordability crisis
Paul Finch, Jared Melvin, Harpinder Sandhu, Vancouver Sun | October 17, 2017

Underground Spaces Already Prepped For Broadway Subway Stations
Christopher Cheung , The Tyee | October 16, 2017

Vancouver hires former San Fran planner to reduce seismic risk of private buildings
Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun | October 16, 2017

Oakridge Centre redevelopment redesigned with flagship ambitions
Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive | October 16, 2017

Chicago Firm Calls for Creating Office of the Public Architect
Josh Cohen, Next City |October 16, 2027

Vancouver by-election gives likely sign of things to come in city politics
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | October 15, 2017


 October 13, 2017

Vancouver’s middle-aged exodus raises concerns about city’s economic future
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | October 13, 2017

Fraser Valley homeless population grows faster than Vancouver’s
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 13, 2017

Going public: A look at how other cities use outdoor space
The Globe and Mail | October 13, 2017

Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes
Jino Distasio, Ottawa Life | October 13, 2017

Disappearing Main Street: Photos highlight gentrification in uber-hip neighbourhood
Christopher Cheung, Vancouver Metro October 13, 2017

Vancouver official says city’s presale condo plan addresses lack of public trust
Frances Bula and Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail | October 12, 2017

How Cities Can Nurture an Industrial Renaissance
Rod Stevens, GOVERNING | October 12, 2017

The Real Work Begins After the Disaster Has Come and Gone
Crawford Kilian, The Tyee | October 11, 2017

Building passive towers a tall order for developer
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | October 11, 2017

Pre-sale home flipping in Vancouver isn’t a problem: expert
Kerrisa Wilson, BuzzBuzz News | October 11, 2017

Vancouver Park Board votes unanimously to work with First Nations to rename Siwash Rock
CBC News | October 11, 2017

Is increasing supply worsening Metro Vancouver housing affordability?
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | October 11, 2017

West End luxury condo tower could mean loss of 130 affordable units
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | October 11, 2017

‘Paying to stay safe’: why women don’t walk as much as men
Talia Shadwell, The Guardian | October 11, 2017

Farewell to the fairy palace: are Chinatowns obsolete?  (features Vancouver)
Madaeleine Thien, The Guardian | October 10, 2017

Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation
Lena Afridi, Next City | October 10, 2017

The Language of Place: Indigenous Naming and Re-naming
VPSN | October 9, 2017

‘Who owns this city?’: why debates around Vancouver place names are divisive
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 8, 2017


October 6, 2017

Vancouver looking into new policy to market pre-sale homes to locals first
Amy Judd, Global News | October 6, 2017

Video: “Resilience” Nest Community Mural 2017
Jacobs Well, October 6, 2017

City of Vancouver outlines housing efforts following release of worst homeless numbers on record
Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight | October 5, 2017

How We Can Achieve Reconciliation Beyond Simple Rhetoric
Emilee Gilpin, The Tyee | October 5, 2017

City of Vancouver outlines housing efforts following release of worst homeless numbers on record
Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight | October 5, 2017

B.C. experiments with ‘Lego block’ housing in fight against homelessness
Geordon Omand, National Post | October 5, 2017

Opinion: We must address housing issues to attract Amazon
Anne McMullin, Vancouver Sun | October 5, 2017

How ‘Condo King’ Bob Rennie Became the Most Controversial Man in Canada’s Art World
Kate Brown, artnet, October 5, 2017

City of Vancouver homeless count surpasses 2,000 for first time and 39 percent are Indigenous
Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight | October 4, 2017

Province OKs rent-to-own program that helps ‘avoid’ foreign buyers’ tax
Bethany Lindsay, CBC News |  October 4, 2017

Rental stock fundamental to Metro’s affordable-housing supply
Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | October 4, 2017

Different treatment for East Van vs. westside in zoning changes
Peter Meiszner, UrbanYVR, October 4, 2017

Remembering Bing Thom
Bing Thom Architects, October 4, 2017

Making the leap from disaster relief to resilience
Shalini Vajjhala, Brookings | October 4, 2017

Universities are helping to shape city development
Diane Peters, University Affairs | October 4, 2017

Vancouver passes rezoning for False Creek Flats plan
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 3, 2017

Vancouver council votes for more density in Grandview Woodlands and Mount Pleasant
Vancouver Metro | October 3, 2017

Vancouver looks to more ambitious affordability proposals
Marc Lee, CCPA Policy Note | October 3, 2017

Vancouver Police issued nearly 2K distracted driving tickets in 1 month
CBC News | October 3, 2017

Native Canadians Are Thriving … in the Suburbs
Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg Businessweek | October 3, 2017

Trying to Fix a Bad Land-Use Plan With a Bad Transit Plan
Tricia Wood, Torontoist | October 3, 2017

Driverless vehicles could bring out the best – or worst – in our cities by transforming land use
Tan Yigitcanlar, Graham Currie & Md. Kamruzzaman, The Conversation AU | October 3, 2017

Vancouver on track to build world’s tallest passive-house buildings
Cathy Kearney, CBC News | October 2, 2017

B.C. Supreme Court rejects condo-building sale attempt
Glen Korstrom, Business in Vancouver | October 2, 2017

Seeing Vancouver trees for the forest
Chad Pawson, CBC News Posted: October 1, 2017

City on edge: 100 years of riots and activism in Vancouver
Jon Hernandez, CBC News | October 1, 2017

 


September 29, 2017

Siwash Rock needs its ‘derogatory’ name changed, park board commissioner says
Rhianna Schmunk, CBC News | September 29, 2017

Costs of raising children in Vancouver can be a scary math equation
Stephen Quinn, The Globe and mail | September 29, 2017

How to Program Social Equity into Planning Sustainable Communities
Howard Blackson III, San Diego UrbanDeZine | September 29. 2017

Commercial Drive kids take up fight for crosswalk safety
Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun | September 28, 2017

Female Perspectives on Design, and What We Lose Without It
Azure | September 26, 2017

Vancouver’s urban conundrum: Let’s design better cities
Ron Burnett, The Conversation | September 28, 2017

Vancouver outstrips rest of Canadian cities for highest percentage of low-income households
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | September 28, 2017

Poverty declines in Vancouver, shoots up in the suburbs
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | September 28, 2017

Impact Fees: An Urban Planning Zombie in Need of Slaying
Dan Bertolet, Sightline Institute | September 28, 2017

‘We stand to wipe out a whole era’: how the 1970s could vanish from Vancouver
Tyler Steim, The Guardian | September 27, 2017

Vancouver is Canada’s worst city to drive in, study claims
Kendra Mangione, CTV Vancouver | September 27, 2017

Too Many Bedrooms, Not Enough Housing?
Nathaniel Lauster, Home Free Sociology | September 27, 2017

Transportation equity: Why peak period road pricing is fair
Joe Cortright, City Observatory | September 27, 2017

Homeless count finds housing affordability crisis driving numbers up
Liam Britten, CBC News | September 26, 2017

Vancouver city officials, developers discuss housing affordability
Susan Lazaruk, Vancouver Sun | September 26, 2017

Commuting may cost more than avoiding a million-dollar Vancouver home: expert
Johnathan Brown and Stephanie Froese, News 1130 | September 26, 2017

Walkable cities are better for our health and economy
André Picard, The Globe and Mail | September 26, 2017

Ecofiscal Commission Urges Municipalities to Make Users Pay for the Water Services They Use
Canada’s Ecofiscal commission | September 26, 2017

How to Be a Good ‘Night Mayor’
Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab | September 26, 2017

Small, local retail key for Vancouver’s new ‘indie zone’
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | September 25, 2017

Experts take on B.C.’s housing-affordability crisis at annual UBCM
Matt Robinson, Vancouver Sun | September 25, 2017

VIDEO: Designing the Rental Housing Renaissance
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | September 25, 2017

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?
Sophie Knight, The Guardian | September 25, 2017

The Battle of the False Creek Flats: SkyTrain extension may close art galleries
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | September 24, 2017

New rentals in Metro Vancouver a long time coming
Justin McElroy, CBC News | September 24, 2017

A City That Works For Everyone: Reflections on the Necessity of an Intersectional Urbanism
Robin Mazumder | September 24, 2017

Towards an More Inclusive Urbanism
Kalen Anderson and Jo Flatt, CanU | September 23, 2017


September 22, 2017

Rising prices push out long-time Vancouver residents
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | September 22, 2017

How Parks Lose Their Playfulness
Thomas de Monchauxsept, New York Times | September 22, 2017

All Male Panels and Why Diversity Matters in Planning
Sandy James, Price Tags | September 22, 2017

To design the park of the future, plan from the ground up
Alex Bozikovic, The Globe and Mail | September 22, 2017

COLUMN: How should cities prepare for flooding?
Donna MacDonald, BC Local News | September 22, 2017

Finding Chinatown
Christopher Cheung, Megaphone Magazine | September 21, 2017

Engagement may be a matter of survival
Andrew Petter, Times Higher Education | September 21, 2017

Vancouver archives puts thousands of heritage photos online
Michael Kissinger, Vancouver courier | September 21, 2017

Housing minister: Vancouver’s modular housing pitch ‘at front of list’
Mike Howell, September 20, 2017

Toronto and Vancouver tech insiders weigh in on value of snagging Amazon’s HQ2
Robert Parker, CBC News | September 20, 2017

Big Data Shows the Way to Healthier Playgrounds for All
Meghan Talarowski & Taylor Chiang, September 20, 2017

101 ways to improve transportation in your city
Megan Barber, Patrick Sisson & Alissa Walker, Curbed | September 20, 2017

Vancouver’s single family density push begins
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | September 19, 2017

Vancouver councillors want more funding for park patrols
Justin McElroy, CBC News | September 19, 2017

Building the world’s greenest city
Robin Hicks, Eco-Business | September 19, 2017

Renewable City Strategy slammed
Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver | September 19, 2017

Zoned for Who? What income do you need to buy a single family home in Vancouver?
Jens von Bergmann, Mountain Doodles | September 18, 2017

Opinion: We know how to end long-term homelessness, so what’s the holdup?
Milad Parpouchi, Vancouver Sun | September 18, 2017

Vancouver Walk for Reconciliation a Chance to Learn, Listen and Keep the Dialogue Going
Staff and contributors, The Tyee | September 18, 2017

America’s New Front Porches: Public Spaces
John Robert Smith, Governing | September 18, 2017

Urbanism conference criticized for ‘shameful’ all-male panel
David Hains, Toronto Metro | September 17, 2017

Thinking spatially: How GIS changes the way we plan cities
Lucy Wallwork, MultiBreifs | September 15, 2017


September 15, 2017

The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here
Alan M. Berger, New York Times | September 15, 2017

Radical disconnect as average Metro Vancouver earner reaps $72,000 a year, pays $1.4 million for home
Sam Cooper, Vancouver Sun | September 14, 2017

Where candidates for Vancouver city council stand on affordable housing
Justin McElroy, CBC News | September 14, 2017

How a human-made island grew organically into an urban oasis
Christopher Cheung | Vancouver Courier | September 14, 2017

Lessons from the experts: Making a resiliency plan
Cody Boteler, Smart Cities Dive | September 14, 2017

People-friendly furniture in public places matters more than ever in today’s city
Christian Tietz, The Conversation | September 14, 2017

UDI wants regional plan for less single-family zoning
Glen Korstrom, Business in Vancouver | September 13, 2017

Why Are There So Many Empty Stores on Our Biggest Shopping Streets?
Stacey McLachan, Vancouver Magazine | September 13, 2017

Vancouver’s rental vacancy rate is near zero. Here are 7 ideas to help lift it
By Jesse Ferreras and Tanya Beja |Global News | September 12, 1027

Documenting Activism in Vancouver’s Chinatown
Taylor McAvoy, international Examiner | September 12, 2017

The sky’s the limit: Translink gears up for major investment
Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal | September 12, 2017

Canadian transit enters a brand-new world
Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal | September 12, 2017

The Evil Genius Ways The Wealthy, Cities, And Businesses Try To Control Urban Spaces
Adele Peters, Fast Company | September 12, 2017

Why democracy doesn’t mean you get your way – Part 2
Evoke BC | September 12, 2017

Disaster Recovery’s Essential Tool: Data
Any Liu and Allison Plyer, Governing | September 12, 2017

Livability: Rezoning for densification? [VIDEO, 1:55]
Global News | September 11, 2017

Are you prepared for a flood or earthquake in Vancouver?
Michael Geller, Vancouver Courier | September 11, 2017

Vancouver named most walkable city in Canada
CTV News | September 11, 2017

Housing for homeless among social commitments from NDP
Amy smart, Vancouver Courier/Times Colonist | September 11, 2017

Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning
Mihir Prakash and Darcy Jones, Citiscope | September 11, 2017

What Role Do Artists Play in Gentrification?
Peter Moskowitz, Artsy | September 11, 2017

Women’s safety on the Granville strip — what CBC saw on a night out
By Michelle Ghoussoub, CBC News | September 10, 2017

‘It’s time for a restart’: Metro Van mayors hope new government brings new relationship
Justin McElroy, CBC News | September 9, 2017

What can B.C. learn from Mexico’s earthquake?
Clare Hennig, CBC News | September 9, 2017


September 8, 2017

Condo Influx Prompts East Hastings Walkability, Transportation Assessment
Sarah Ripplinger, Westender | September 8, 2017

Vancouver’s rental mini-boom could be snuffed out
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | September 8, 2017

Vancouver mayor would welcome Amazon’s $5-billion headquarters
Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun |September 8, 2017

Not everyone celebrating completion of Point Grey bike lane
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | September 7, 2017

Jennifer Keesmaat on 5 years as chief planner, being told to ‘stick to the knitting,’ and what comes next
Lauren Pelley, CBC News | September 7, 2017

Sadiq Khan’s housing policy is good for small builders – and Londoners
Barry Mortimer, The Guardian | September 7, 2017

Pre-Recovery Is Key To Better Disaster Response
Shannon Van Zandt, Kinder institute | September 7, 2017

Pre-Recovery Is Key To Better Disaster ResponseShannon Van Zandt, Kinder institute | September 7, 2017

Vancouver man ordered to stop letting his children take city bus to school alone
Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail | September 6, 2017

Throughout Metro Vancouver, higher density equals more school kids
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | September 6, 2017

NDP cancels construction on George Massey bridge project
Rob Shaw, September 6, 2017 | Vancouver Sun

Disaster-proofing our cities requires concerted effort, says UBC expert
Lou Corpuz-Bosshart, UBC News | September 6, 2017

There’s a fix for flooding in cities, but you’re not going to like it
Rosemary Westwood, Maclean’s | September 6, 2017

What makes a creative city?
Juliana Engberg, The Guardian | September 6, 2017

Gastown and other areas of Vancouver are candidates for ‘car free’ zones
Emily Lazatin, Global News/CKNW | September 5, 2017

The Cities Of The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Water
Diana Budds, FastCo.Design | September 5, 2017

Young families opt for diverse downtown over spacious suburbs in Vancouver
Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail | September 4, 2017

Experts mull the future of transportation in Metro Vancouver
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | September 4, 2017

Granville Island merchants mull area’s future
Glen Korstrom, Business in Vancouver | September 4, 2017

Democracy doesn’t mean you get your way – Part 1
Evoke BC | September 4, 2017

Opinion: Ending tolls provides a clean slate for mobility pricing in Metro Vancouver
Nancy Olewiler, Jonathon Arnold, Vancouver Sun | September 4, 2017

Changing history: Across Canada, educators are changing the way they teach history to better include Indigenous perspectives
Wendy Stueck & Caroline Alphonso, The globe and Mail | September 3, 2017

Vancouver among top emergency-prepared cities in Canada: fire captain
Hana Mae Nassar, News 1130 | September 2, 2017


September 1, 2017

Emily Carr’s new home becomes a catalyst for urban renewal
Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail | September 1, 2017

Tax Land to House Vancouver’s Fleeing Middle Class
Patrick Condon, The Tyee | September 1, 2017

Can We Embed Arts & Cultural Diversity Into Urban Planning to Boost Social Resilience?
Revitalization News | September 1, 2017

Is Vancouver becoming ‘syringe city’?
Rafferty Baker, CBC News | August 31, 2017

Why housing in Vancouver is so expensive
Michael Geller, Vancouver Courier | August 31, 2017

Natural catastrophes are the new reality — so why aren’t we ready?
Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun | August 30, 2017

City of Vancouver praises Quebec’s Airbnb tax
Alex Migdal, CBC News | August 30, 2017

Declining Chinatown food businesses neglected by Vancouver civic policies, report finds
Craig Takeuchi, The Georgia Straight | August 30, 2017

Taxing gridlock: Vancouver looks to Singapore, Stockholm for congestion fix
Yvette Brend, CBC News | August 30, 2017

Vancouver to Train Citizens to Map Public Space
Rachel Dovey, Next CIty | August 30, 2017

It’s Time To Ditch The Concept Of ‘100-Year Floods’
Maggie Koerth-Baker, FiveThirtyEight | August 30, 2017

From tolls to mobility pricing: Motorists will still pay more to drive
Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun | August 29, 2017

City looking for volunteers to help make downtown public spaces more inviting
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | August 29, 2017

Vancouver architect says the wealthy are cashing in on property tax deferment
Charmaine de Silva and Simon Little, Global/CKNW | August 29, 2017

Houston’s ‘Wild West’ growth (via Kareen)
Shawn Boburg and Beth Reinhard, Washington Post | August 29, 2017

In high-density Vancouver, residents must create connections to cope with potential crises
Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail | August 28, 2017

Vancouver’s ‘renovictions’ driven in large part by vacate clause: advocate
Jane Zeschky, Business in Vancouver | August 28, 2017

Withering timbers: Vancouver pleads for citizen help in watering drought-stricken trees
Derrick Penner, Vancouver sun | August 28, 2017

Jennifer Keesmaat stepping down from role as Toronto’s chief planner
CBC News | August 28, 2017

City looking for ‘Arbutus Champions’ to collaborate at its ‘design jam’
Jennifer Kerr, Vancouver courier | August 26, 2017

Vancouver park board opens city’s largest children’s playground
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | August 24th, 2017

Film industry feeling real estate woes
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | August 18, 2017

[City of North Vancouver] Developers to pay higher rates for bigger projects (via Karenn)
Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News | August 18, 2017


August 25, 2017

B.C. housing minister ‘looking at’ reducing maximum allowable rent increases
Simon Little and Jeremy Lye, CKNW | August 25, 2017

Income Inequality Is Making Rent Even Less Affordable
Richard Florida, CityLab | August 24, 2017

Dense development: is building along busy corridors unhealthy?
Rafferty Baker, CBC News | August 23, 2017

Hollow City: How the Middle Class is Being Priced Out of Real Estate
Sarah Ripplinger, Westender | August 23, 2017

Music can improve our cities. So why isn’t music urbanism a thing?
Shain Shapiro, CityMetric | August 23, 2017

Seeking Permission to Build Homes
Sarah Ripplinger, Westender | August 22, 2017

Respect for planners is crucial for liveable cities
David Williams, Planning Institute of Australia, The Fifth Estate | August 22, 2017

Turning alleys into interactive public art
John Kurucz, Vancouver Courier | August 21, 2017

Developing densified Vancouver into a designer metropolis
Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail | August 20, 2017

Vancouver to start downtown public space study
Wanyee Li, Vancouver Metro | August 20 ,2017

Ostrom in the City: Design Principles for the Urban Commons
Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione, The Nature of Cities | August 20, 2017

How Cities and Tribes Work Together
Ted Katauskas, Citivision via Northwest Treaty Tribes | August 19. 2017


August 18, 2017

Film industry feeling real estate woes
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | August 18, 2017

[City of North Vancouver] Developers to pay higher rates for bigger projects
Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News | August 18, 2017

Can Connecting Rent To Income, Not Market Rates, Change The Affordability Of Cities?
Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company | August 18, 2017

Opinion: Why the foreign buyers tax isn’t making Vancouver more affordable
Bob Dugan, Macleans | August 17, 2017

What is climate gentrification?
Lauren Helper, GreenBiz | August 17, 2017

What are the world’s most livable cities? Depends how you measure it.
Lee Alter, Treehugger | August 17, 2017

Towering ambitions: How advocates and planners are rethinking high rise-tower neighbourhoods
Alex Bozikovic, The Globe and Mail | August 16, 2017

Developers help fill Burnaby’s coffers to tune of $1 billion
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | August 16, 2017

Mansplaining the city
Alissa Walker, Curbed | August 16, 2017

Why cities need to rethink their marketing to tourists
Christopher Swope, Citiscope | August 16, 2017

Why You Can’t Afford an Apartment in Canada’s Biggest Cities
John Lornic, The Walrus | August 15, 2017

How Churches and Service Clubs Can Ease Housing Crunch
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | August 15, 2017

City of Vancouver creates icy challenge to promote ‘passive home’ design
CBC News | August 15, 2017

‘Guidebook’ for the sharing economy from Guelph mayor [report PDF]
CBC News | August 15, 2017

Vancouver’s Airbnb regulations need to be tougher, says researcher
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | August 14, 2017

Opinion: Keep the Arbutus Corridor for Cyclists and Walkers
Daniel Roehr, The Tyee | August 14, 2017

Vancouver’s rising number of young adults sharply eclipses national average over five-year period
Charlie Smith | August 14, 2017

Why Seattle Builds Apartments, but Vancouver, BC, Builds Condos
Margaret Morales, Sightline | August 14, 2017

Learning from Vancouver: Housing Affordability & the Myth of Supply-Side Densification
Patrick Condon, The Planning Report | August 14, 2017

How Canada’s housing boom is aggravating income inequality
Kevin Carmicheak, Canadian Business | August 14, 2017

The Global South is coming up with a new type of urbanism
Einhard Schmidt-Kallert, Citiscope | August 14, 2017

Branding Matters In Local Government, And Atlanta Is Leading The Way
Meg Miller, Fast.Co Design | | August 14, 2017

Vancouver struggles with demand for space in downtown schools
Xiao Xu, The Globe and Mail | August 13, 2017

The Rise of the ‘Night Mayor’ in America
Natalie DelGadillo | August 11, 2017

Uber starts mapping routes in Metro Vancouver in anticipation of approval
CBC News | August 10, 2017

Vancouver housing on fire with biggest price gains since 1990
Bloomberg News/The Province | August 10, 2017

Cities urge Liberals to rethink homeless strategy
Jordan Press, The Glibe and Mail | August 10, 2017

Residents launch bold new vision for Chinatown
Chinatown concern Group | July 17, 2017


August 11, 2017

Illegal short-term rentals spawn record complaints in Vancouver
Yvette Brend, CBC News | August 10, 2017

New 105 Keefer proposal pitches a shorter building with no social housing
Jeremy Lye and Simon Little, CKNW/Global | August 9, 2017

New municipal affairs minister aims to tackle housing costs crunch
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | August 9, 2017

City of Vancouver admits towers get taller to secure affordable housing
Emily Lazatin, CKNW/Global | August 9, 2017

How B.C. developers are building the world
BC Business | August 9, 2017

We’re Choking on Smoke in Seattle
Lindy West, New York Times Opinion | August 9, 2017

Vancouver city planners aim to make high-density neighbourhoods livable
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | August 7, 2017

What Do We Mean By ‘Affordable Housing?’
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | August 7, 2017

Opinion: Vancouver gets a new town square
Lance Berelowitz, Vancouver Sun | August 7, 2017

How strata-housing owners in B.C. can deal with disputes in the face of density
Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail | August 6, 2017

Could ethical investing help ease Vancouver’s affordability crisis?
Yahoo/CBC | August 6, 2017

Looking for ‘city’ living in the suburbs? Some are finding it in aging office parks. (Via Karenn Krangle)
Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post | August 5, 2017


August 4, 2017

Priced out of downtown Vancouver, millennials are building ‘hipsturbia’
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | August 4, 2017

Large commercial operators a growing concern in the Airbnb market, study says
Betsy Powell, Toronto Star | August 4, 2017

Transition time for chief resilience officers
Christopher Swope, Citiscope | August 4, 2017

Solo living is the new norm. Let’s learn to deal with it
Eric Klinenberg, The Globe and Mail | August 3, 2017

Dwindling rehearsal space has Vancouver musicians in a jam
John Kurucz, Vancouver Courier | August 2, 2017

The Curious Effect of Airbnb
Andrew Sobchak & Laura LeBlanc, Building.ca | August 2, 2017

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats – what is it worth?
Megan Rowling, Reuters | August 2, 2017

Not Just Bike Racks – Informing Design for End of Trip Cycling Amenities in Vancouver Real Estate (report)
The Smithe (Boffo) + HUB Cycling | August 2, 2017

Trudeau, Robertson talk transit, opioids … but nary a peep about pipelines
Gordon Omand, Vancouver Sun | August 1, 2017

Opinion: In the face of obvious failure, city resets its housing policy
Allen Garr, Vancouver Courier | August 1, 2017

What we talk about when we talk about a “housing crisis”
Nathan Lauster, Home: Free Sociology | August 1, 2017

3 ways cities can save cultural spaces
Gregory Scruggs, Citiscope | August 1, 2017

Increase in housing infill could aid affordability
Sarah Ripplinger, Vancouver Courier | July 31, 2017

Foreign buyers’ tax and other measures under review, B.C. housing minister says
Aleksandra Sagan, CTV News | July 31, 2017

Los Angeles City Planning Needs to Focus on Place, Not Movement
Jim Gilbert, Curating Los Angeles | July 31, 2017

Building Resilience? There’s a Standard for That
Laurie Mauzer, Planetizen | July 31, 2017


July 28, 2017

Making connections: 10 Vancouver families are working on plans for an ‘urban village’ project
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | July 28, 2017

The slow death of urban parking
Don Pittis, CBC News | July 28, 2017

Opinion: It’s time for a rethink on taxing housing wealth
Eric Swanson, Vancouver Sun | July 28, 2017

New Canadian banking rules called ‘game changer’ for real estate tax evasion
Sam Cooper, Vancouver Sun | July 27, 2017

City council approves 57-storey tower in Vancouver’s West End
Stephanie Ip, The Province | July 26, 2017

City of Vancouver interim measure restricts size of new homes in Shaughnessy
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | July 26, 2017

Rents on fire: Vancouver follows San Francisco’s lead to curb rental crisis
Yvette Brend, CBC News | July 26, 2017

Comment: We cause unaffordable housing, not foreigners
Todd Litman, Times Colonist, July 26, 2017

Five things about Vancouver’s new housing plan
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | July 25, 2017

How Vancouver’s Housing Crisis Is Harming Employers
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | July 25, 2017

Stand up for public space – Luisa Bravo (video)
UN Habitat | July 25, 2017

Feds take developers to court over presale flippers
Darryl Greer, Business in Vancouver | July 24, 2017

How Cities Can Save Small Shops
Karen Loew, CityLab, July 24, 2017

Vancouver maps out plan to help the city’s renters
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | July 23, 2017

Vancouver pilot program seeks to boost supply of affordable rental housing
Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun | July 23, 2017

When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch
Emily Badger, New York Times, July 21, 2017

How Does Public Engagement Need to Evolve
Matt Leighninger, Public Agenda | July 20, 2017

Minister of Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Mandate Letter (pdf)
Province of British Columbia |July 18, 2017

Canada’s cities confront climate change
Malcolm Araos, James Ford and Stephanie Austin, GreenBiz |July 17, 2017


July 21, 2017

False Creek clean-up: How will it work?
John O’Dowd, CKNW | July 21, 2017

Mayor Robertson pitches backyard-home policy to increase low-cost housing
Frances Bula, Globe and Mail, July 20, 2017

Vancouver looks at new housing options in single-family neighbourhoods
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | July 20, 2017

CRA tax shift collides with municipal rental incentives
Frank O’Brein, Business in Vancouver | July 20, 2017

Developers asked to pay 25 per cent more to build in Vancouver
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | July 19, 2017

Vancouver’s Transformation: from Phoenix to Montreal in under 60!
Nathan Lauster, Home: Free Sociology | July 19, 2017

Greenery, Colour in Public Spaces Support Wellbeing and Trust
Jillian Glover, This City Life | July 19, 2017

Op-Ed A better way to solve the housing crisis — tax land, not development
Michael Manville, Paavo Monkkonen, Michael Lens, LA Times | July 19, 2017

Urban planning — linchpin for sustainable urban development?
Gregory Scruggs, Citiscope | July 19, 2017

Readings To Challenge Your Urbanism
Michael Lanthier, The Urbanist | July 19, 2017

New housing minister Selina Robinson to tackle B.C.’s runaway home prices
Sam Cooper, Vancouver sun | July 18, 2017

Chinatown project: It ain’t over, till it’s over
Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier | July 18, 2017

New $1 tax per family proposed to fund public housing projects in Metro Vancouver
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | July 17, 2017

Chinatown groups demand a pause on market developments until half the neighbourhood is social housing
Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight | July 17, 2017

Bing Thom Architects exhibition opens at the AIBC Architecture Centre
Elsa Lam, Canadian Architect | July 17, 2017

Here’s a Super Helpful Guide to Equitable City Growth
Oscar Perry Abello, Next City | July 17, 2017

[Vancouver] A portrait of a dense city
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail, July 16, 2017

Taxing empty homes: a step towards affordable housing, but much more can be doneHal Pawson, The Conversation (Australia) | July 16, 2017


July 14, 2017

Vancouver residents fight city plan to bulldoze houses for park space
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | July 14, 2017

Vancouver Needs More Playful Public Spaces
Jillian Glover, This City Life | July 14, 2017

Why Canada Needs a Public Architecture Policy
Helena Grdadolnik, Canadian Architect | July 14, 2017

Controversial 105 Keefer Chinatown development re-submitted to council
Stephanie Ip, The Province | July 13, 2017

City of Vancouver expects new plaza to open in late September
Renee Bernard, News 1130 | July 13, 2017

Public to get a say on Vancouver regulations for short-term home rentals this fall
Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight | July 13, 2017

Opinion: Lack of funding for public art no laughing matter
Miriam Blume, The Vancouver sun | July 13, 2017

Vancouver Fix? Peg Its Minimum Wage to Housing Costs
David Beers & Patrick Condon, The Tyee | July 12, 2017

The slow lane: Dutch app allows elderly to ‘hack’ traffic lights
Gordon Darroch, The Guardian | July 12, 2017

City of Vancouver faces complex negotiations on 717 expiring strata leases in False Creek South
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | July 11, 2017

Smelly East Vancouver processing plant to reduce odours by 2018
CBC News | July 11, 2017

Housing: The view from Seattle
BC Business | July 11, 2017

What actually is a good city?
The Conversation | July 11, 2017

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like
Richard Florida & Jodie W. McLean, Harvard Business Review | July 11, 2017

Book Review: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change
Laura Kozack, Spacing Vancouver | July 11, 2017

A new way to verify the real impacts of climate action in cities
Carey L. Biron, Citiscope | July 11, 2017

Vancouver’s supply of detached houses dropped 14.5 per cent over past decade
Brent Jang, The Globe and Mail | July 10, 2017

Wheelchair, scooter users to get better access to Vancouver beach
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | July 10, 2017

Arbutus Greenway proving popular
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | July 10, 207


July 7, 2017

Cartographically Speaking: Vancouver vs. Historical Cities
Erick Villagomez, Spacing Vancouver |July 10, 2017

Myth-busting needed in Vancouver’s new condominium market
Michael Ferreira, Business in Vancouver |July 7, 2017

Urban design in the time of climate change: making a friend of floods
Jennifer Roberts, The Globe and Mail | July 7, 2017

Metro Vancouver plans to raise rates to pay for sewage projects
Jenifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | July 6, 2017

Vancouver to consider whether lowered speed limit ‘makes sense’
CTV Vancouver | July 6, 2017

Fastest Way to More Rental Housing? Tax Changes
Tex Enemark, The Tyee | July 6, 2017

Renters group seeks abundance of housing options in Vancouver
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | July 6, 2017

A Tale of Two Markets puts preservation efforts for Chinatown and Punjabi Market into conversation
Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Georgia Straight | July 6, 2017

Negotiating Neighbourhoods with Tom Davidoff (Podcast) 
Vancouver Real Estate Podcast | July 5, 2017

Vancouver mayor plans to license and tax Airbnb rentals
Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun | July 5, 2017

Vancouver proposes strict new Airbnb regulations
Josh Dehaas, CTV News | July 5, 2017

Stop Blaming Foreign Home Buyers
Dan Bertolet, Sightline | July 5, 2017

Vancouver’s unoccupied home rate is high, but not unusual
Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | July 4, 2017

City seeks input for downtown’s public spaces
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | July 3, 2017

Opinion: Urban planning lessons from Grenfell Tower disaster
Lance Berelowitz, Vancouver Sun | July 3, 2017

Canada 150 won’t leave much of a ‘concrete’ legacy, architects say
Liam Britten, CBC News | July 3, 2017

Leaving Vancouver: An outspoken renter advocate is moving away
Jen St Denis, Vancouver Metro | June 30, 2017

Is Vancouver Ready for the High Line Effect?
Megan Stewart | June 29, 2017

Opinion: It’s Time To Update How We Plan Our City
Brent Sawchyn, Vancouver Magazine | June 28, 2017


Older

Vancouver’s Future Hinges on the Fight to Save Chinatown
Matt O’Grady, Vancouver Magazine | June 13, 2017

Vienna and Vancouver square off on what makes a city ‘liveable’
Hadini Ditmars, Wallpaper | June 7, 2017

How Indigenous Place-making Can Make Cities Sites of Reconciliation
Emily MacRae, Torontoist | June 6, 2017

Plaza stewardship: Taking care of our gathering places
Vancouver Public Space Network | March 22, 2017

From brutalism to Borgen to blogging: how the language of cities has changed
Oliver Farry, New Statesman, March 9, 2015