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 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