April 2018

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.

April 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Would a More Ethical City Look Like?
Ian Klaus, CityLab | April 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



April 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Art of the City
Larry Beasley , Canadian Architect | April 6, 2018

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

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

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

April 5, 2018

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

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

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

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