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 19, 2018

Our changing views of the city: A new urban celebration
Meg Holden, The Conversation | July 18, 2018

Making Room: How is Low-density housing currently being used?
Jens von Bergmann, Mountain Doodles | July 17, 2018

The Kids are All Right… About Cities
Robin Mazumder | July 17, 2018

Vancouver looks to honour Indigenous culture in plan for downtown park
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | July 16, 2018

Why is it important to have gender-inclusive city planning?
ElsaMarie D’Silva, YourStory | July 14, 2018

City council approves Plaza of Nations development despite opposition from former director of planning
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight |  July 13, 2018

Northeast Vancouver may be getting a little greenway love
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier | July 13, 2018

Project Spotlight: Keeping things cool in the DTES
CityStudio | July 13, 2018

Why TOD is an incomplete idea in Metro Vancouver
Darren Proulx, SlowStreets | July 13, 2018

Why New York City Is Reporting Its Sustainability Progress to the UN
Nicole Javorsky, CityLab |July 13, 2018


July 12, 2018

City council prioritizes greenway for Vancouver’s northeast
CBC News | July 12, 2018

Vancouver going beyond conserving buildings in Chinatown
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | July 11, 2018

Vancouver passes Arbutus Greenway parks plan, but residents worry about land speculation
Jen St. Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | July 11, 2018

Industrial space squeeze shifts companies, people out of Vancouver
Peter Mitham,  Business in Vancouver | July 11, 2018

Why Vancouver’s Chinatown Will Change
Gordon Price, Price Tags | July 11, 2018

How teardowns hurt housing affordability, and how to fix it: Vancouver researchers estimate a quarter of the city’s homes could be torn down by 2030
Patrick Sisson, Curbed | July 11, 2018

Chinatown heritage advocates look ahead after winning fight against highrise development
Wanyee Li, StarMetro Vancouver | July 11, 2018

Please Admit You Don’t Like Poor People So We Can Move On
Hanna Brooks Olsen, The Tyee | July 11, 2018

Université de Montréal study looks at concrete ideas about urban design
CharlieFidelman, Montreal Gazette | July 11, 2018

5 cities finalize strategies to address inequity and inequality
Katie Pyzyk, SmartCitiesDrive | July 11, 2018

Vancouver Chinatown: Council approves revisions reducing building size in historic area
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun July 10, 2018

Rooftop park approved for redevelopment of Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre
CBC News | July 10, 2018

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson pushes to allow multiunit housing in low-density neighbourhoods
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | July 9, 2018

Vancouver, Can We Talk About Housing Without Getting So Angry?
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee |  July 9, 2018

Canada’s housing crisis reinforces violence against poor women
Alexandra Collins, The conversation | July 9, 2018

A Pedestrian Bill of Rights
David Levinson, Transportist | July 9, 2018

Parklets For People: Reconsidering the Parking Space as a Small Urban Park
Jada Natalie Stevens, Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) | July 8, 2018

Opinion: Turning part of Vancouver’s Langara Golf Course into parkland makes sense
Adrienne Tanner, The Globe and Mail | July 6, 2018

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones
Stefanos Chen, New York Times | July 6, 2018


July 5, 2018

City of Vancouver moves to curb loss of hotel rooms due to residential development
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | July 5, 2018

‘The Lookout’ and ‘The Ridge’ could be the first developed sections of Arbutus greenway
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | July 5, 2018

Urban greenways can reduce neighborhood carbon emissions
University of British Columbia , ScienceDaily | July 5, 2018

One Woman’s Quest to Fight Gentrification by Asking Residents How
Brian Charles | July 5, 2018

Decision on Chinatown’s future deferred to next week
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | July 4, 2018

Vancouver mayor’s final council meeting could include his most far-reaching housing proposal
Justin McElroy,  CBC News | July 4, 2018

Architects Ask: Where Are the Spaces for Teen Girls?
Rachel Kaufman, Next city | July 3, 2018

Architecture: ‘People from social housing should build cities’
Karen Glaser, The Guardian | July 3, 2018

City wants major Northeast False Creek projects to provide decent sound protection for residents
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | July 2, 2018


June 28, 2018

Mayors’ Council provides final approval to $7.3 billion transit expansion plan
Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive – Urbanized Van| June 28, 2018

Opinion: Kettle Boffo runs out of steam, but city not throwing in the towel
Allen Garr,  Vancouver Courier | June 28, 2018

50 Planning Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know
Yiling Shen, Arch Daily | June 28, 2018

Repairing the Damage of ‘Slum Clearance’ in Vancouver’s Inner City
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | June 27, 2018

Mobility pricing: What happened? What’s next?
Marc Lee, CCPA Policy Note | June 27, 2018

The modern workforce is freelance–cities should get ready
Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company | June 27, 2018

Future of Vancouver’s Chinatown at stake, activist says, as plan set for public hearing
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | June 26, 2018

Ottawa renews B.C. housing subsidies
Frances Bula, The Globe and mail | June 26, 2018

Seattle struggles to fill empty rentals as Vancouver looks for housing solutions
Clare Hennig, CBC News | June 26, 2018

City of Vancouver initiates mass rezoning of 438 properties in Grandview-Woodland
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight |  June 25, 2018

Vancouver School Board lets BC Hydro build underground substation at Lord Roberts Annex School
CBC News | June 25, 2018

New NightBus District makes late-night transit easier to find
Translink, The Buzzer | June 25, 2018

 Google Street View images capture Metro Vancouver’s homeless crisis
Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun | June 23, 2018

20 things every city can do to boost the quality of public life
Diana Budds, Curbed | June 21, 2018


June 21, 2018

Vancouver council greenlights $2B affordable housing fund
Vancouver Courier | June 21, 2018

Urban Madness: Inequality and the Right to the City
Joseph Grosso, Dissent Voice | June 21, 2018

Boffo Properties won’t redevelop Kettle Society site after city demands up to $16 million
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | June 20, 2018

Maximizing the benefits of waterfront public space
VPSN | June 20, 2018

Queer, New Urban Agendas
Ben Campkin, Urban Omnibus | June 20, 2018

City of Vancouver staff propose sweeping changes to curb speculation in large area around Broadway subway
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | June 19, 2018

Reaction positive to proposed Arbutus Greenway design concept
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | June 19, 2018

Plan to transform neighbourhoods squeezing out single-family homes?
CTV Vancouver | June 19, 2018

Vancouver wants its low-income residents back
Jen St. Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | June 19, 2018

Opinion: Justin Trudeau promised to protect indigenous rights. He lied, again Khelsilem, The Guardian | June 19, 2018

Why do young parents move away? Our cities aren’t designed for kids
Patrick Sisson, Curbed | June 19, 2018

Opinion: Transport tech disruption could transform housing
Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier | June 18, 2018

Unveiling of Montréal’s Resilient City Strategy, a first in Canada
100 Resilient Cities | June 18, 2018

Transit ridership hits a high in Metro Vancouver
Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun | June 15, 2018


June 14, 2018

Opinion: We designed Canada’s cities for cars, not people – and the people are dying
Jennifer Keesmaat, The Guardian | June 14, 2018

Dramatic revisions to city’s housing plan sparks controversy in Vancouver
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | June 13, 2018

City of Vancouver announces $2B affordable housing endowment fund
Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier | June 13, 2018

Vancouver wants single-family neighbourhoods to ‘make room’ for more people
Jen St. Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | June 13, 2018

The real estate war on the west coast that’s tearing Vancouver neighbourhoods apart
Joe Castaldo, Maclean’s | Jun 13, 2018

Inclusive Growth and the Happiness Factor
Coda Rayo-Garza, Governing | June 13, 2018

High cost of housing drives up homeless rates, UCLA study indicates
Andrew Khouri, LA Times | June 13, 2018

Growing Urban Populations Forced Raccoons to Adapt to Climbing Skyscrapers
Kat Tenbarge, inverse |  June 13, 2018

Data-Driven Planning for City Resilience: Quantifying Sea Level Rise
Varun Bhargava, Urban Footprint | June 13, 2018

B.C. Supreme Court sides with West Van in $5.3M waterfront property dispute
Brent Richter,  North Shore News |June 12, 2018

Vancouver could be next for dockless bike and scooter shares
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | June 12, 2018

Vancouver rents stop growing, listings spike amid new taxes and renter protections: data
Jesse Ferreras, Global TV | June 11, 2018

Why barricades and heavily armed police are the ‘new normal’ for street festivals
Perrin Grauer, StarMetro Vancouver | June 11, 2018

Global housing markets facing ‘urban tsunami’
Carla Wilson, Times Colonist (via North Shore News) | June 11, 2018

Heritage advocates visit Fairmont Training Academy, Chinatown, and Gastown on tour of endangered sites
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight |  June 10, 2018

How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking
David Levinson, The Conversation | June 10, 2018

What about the poor multimillionaire homeowners?
Gary Mason, The Globe and Mail | June 8, 2018

Dead Golf Courses Are the New NIMBY Battlefield
Nolan Gray, CityLab | June 8, 2018


June 7, 2018

City has a long way to go in reflecting diversity through street names, experts say
Wanyee Li, StarMetro Vancouver | June 6, 2018

Contentious parts of Vancouver Chinatown plan revised
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | June 5, 2018

Cities need to be designed for pedestrians, transit, bikes… not just cars
Michael Geller, Vancouver Courier | June 4, 2018

Disappearing Act: How Chinatowns in the US are being erased
Ty Lawson, China Global Television Network (CGTN) | June 4, 2018

In Vancouver, a Housing Frenzy That Even Owners Want to End
Conor Dougherty, The New York Times | June 2, 2018

Broadway subway may significantly alter Vancouver’s urban fabric
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | June 1, 2018

Vancouver and Surrey shortlisted for funding to build driverless car roads
Kenneth Chan, The Daily Hive | June 1, 2018


May 31, 2018

Broadzilla Attacks! When Land Assemblies Trample Shopping Streets
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | May 31, 2018

Vancouver takes 400 short-term rental units off the market in keeping with new regulations
CBC News | May 31, 2018

Higher taxes no solution to Vancouver’s real estate crunch, says study
Mike Laanela,  CBC News | May 31, 2018

Luxury Real Estate Comes to Urban Chinatowns
Katy McLaughlin, Wall Street Journal | May 31, 2018

Renters want major changes to B.C.’s tenancy rules
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

City of Vancouver plans to invest in renewing aging infrastructure and amenities
Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

Ninety feet sought for Chinatown height limit
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight |  May 30, 2018

Proposed building next to Keefer Bar gets another shot
Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

Is rental-only zoning the answer to Vancouver’s affordability crisis?
Alyse Kotyk, Richmond News/Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

Parking Is Sexy Now. Thank Donald Shoup.
Laura Bliss, CityLab | May 30, 2018

Vancouver fast tracks new home building permits
Vancouver Courier | May 29, 2018

Redesign of West Cordova ‘origami’ tower nearing completion
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | May 29, 2018

An Amazing Evolution – UDP Praises Oakridge Centre Proposal That Just Keeps Getting Better
City Duo | May 29, 2018

For low-income residents in Vancouver, a different kind of real estate crisis
Wendy Stueck and Mike Hager | The Globe and Mail | May 28, 2018

Smart Technology, and Smarter Communities
Adele Therias, Spacing Vancouver | May 28, 2018

Rising demand for suburban space makes Metro Vancouver’s outer offices hot properties
Derreck Penner, Vancouver Sun | May 27, 2018

Street festivals in Vancouver face uncertain future as operating costs rise
Bal Brach, CBC News | May 26, 2018

City of Vancouver aims to curb land speculation along Broadway Corridor
Tanya Commisso, Western Investor/Vancouver Courier | May 25, 2018


May 24, 2018

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

4 Strategies to Fix Citizen Engagement
Matt Salisbury, Meeting of the Minds | 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

What Vancouver can learn from London about mobility pricing
CBC News | May 19, 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