February 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.

February 15, 2018

Making modular more than a temporary homeless fix
Tyler Nyquvest, Business in Vancouver | February 15, 2018

Andy Yan, the analyst who exposed Vancouver’s real estate disaster
Terry Glavin, Maclean’s | February 14, 2018

City approves ambitious plan for Northeast False Creek
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | February 13, 2018

10 big decisions the B.C. government will make in this legislative session
Justin McElroy, CBC News Posted: February 13, 2018

Canadian Global Cities Council calls for national urban strategy to advance infrastructure delivery
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. Newswire | February 13, 2018

The Age-Friendly City Can’t Just Be for the Wealthy
Mimi Kirk, CityLab | February 13, 2018

Northeast False Creek plan critics lament loss of Vancouver’s mountain views
Maryse Zeidler, CBC News | February 12, 2018

Chinatown leaders ‘left behind’ in Northeast False Creek plan
Cheryl Chan, Vancouver Sun | February 12, 2018

A building problem: B.C. has too many stratas, not enough managers
Liam Britten, CBC News | February 12, 2018

The State of California is (Finally) Forcing Through Affordable Housing Laws, Overruling Municipal NIMBYism
Antonio Pacheo, ArchDaily | February 11, 2018

Joyce Murray: Canada Lands Corporation is committed to coherent planning process for Jericho Lands
Joyce Murray, The Georgia Straight | February 10, 2018

 U.S. cities can save billions with green, resilient design, says report
Patrick Sisson, Curbed | February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

Questions raised about 1,800 social housing units pledged in Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek plan
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight |  February 8th, 2018

TransLink hits record-high ridership in 2017
Wanyee Li, Vancouver Metro | February 8, 2018

Rio Theatre operators say their offer to buy building has been accepted
CBC News | February 8, 2018

Airbnb to collect provincial, municipal taxes on short-term rentals in B.C.
CBC News | February 8, 2018

Gap between housing supply and demand largest in Toronto and Vancouver: CMHC
CBC News | February 7, 2018

Homeowners get one-month extension on Empty Homes Tax declaration
Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier | February 7, 2018

A campaign to ensure that communities get the benefit of land-value increases that their tax dollars helped create
Frances Bula, State of Vancouver | February 7, 2018

B.C. based coalition launches campaign to bring ride hailing to the province
Canadian Business | February 7, 2018

Cascadia’s 3 big-city mayors meet for the first time
Knute Berger, Cross cut | February 7, 2018

Meet Montreal’s commissioner of Indigenous affairs
Susan Bell, CBC News | February 7, 2018

Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood losing nearly 100 parking spaces to make room for emergency vehicles
Emily Lazatin, CKNW/Global News | February 6, 2018

Reconciling the damage done by ‘urban renewal’
Allen Garr, Vancouver Courier | February 6, 2018

No fixed address: More Vancouverites are opting to live in vehicles, but is it sustainable? (VIDEO)
Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier | February 6, 2018

Obituary: Real-estate analyst Richard Wozny fought for justice on housing and taxes
Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | February 6, 2018

Vancouver nowhere near the top in global gridlock ranking
Mike Lloyd, News 1130| February 6, 2018

Vancouver reaches new heights with Passive House complex
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | February 6, 2018

Another casualty of Metro Vancouver’s brutal housing market? Your health
Sara Hyde. CKNW/Global News | February 6, 2018

Plans for Arbutus Greenway experience taking root
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | February 6, 2018


February 1, 2018

In Vancouver, a ‘single family’ house often isn’t
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail | February 1, 2018

Could bigger rent increases help ease housing crisis? Union of B.C. Municipalities thinks so
Maryse Zeidler, CBC News | February 1, 2018

Urbanism for eight-year-olds
Christopher Cheung, Vancouver Metro | February 1, 2018

How can we build ‘age-friendly’ cities?
Christopher Phillipson, City Metric | February 1, 2018

How to Design Cities for Children
Mimi Kirk, CityLab | February 1, 2018