February 2019

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 28, 2019

Amplify: How a stroller opened my eyes to inaccessibility in my city 
The Globe and Mail | Claire Neary | 2019-02-15 | Tagged: A City for All, urban design, accessibility
The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design 
www.pps.org | Katherine Peinhardt and Nidhi Gulati | 2019-02-21 | Tagged: Communities and Corridors, urban design
Analysis highlights connection between Vancouver planning programs and land values
Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-02-22 | Tagged: city-wide plan, urban planning, housing, real estate
Could Denver Become the Country’s First City Designed for Women? 
5280 Magazine | Daliah Singer | 2019-02-22 | Tagged: A City for All, urban design
Property values and implications for Vancouver’s city-wide plan
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-22 | Tagged: city-wide plan, city planning, real estate
Rethinking traffic congestion to make our cities more like the places we want them to be 
The Conversation | Brian Feeney | 2019-02-24 | Tagged: transportation, urban planning
Urbanism without Effort
nextcity.org | Charles R. Wolfe | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: urban design, livability
It’s Possible to Develop New Housing Without Displacing Tons of Renters. Why Don’t We?
The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: housing, data, transportation
The ‘ticking time bomb’ threatening affordable rental homes
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: housing, real estate
Designing streets for a new kind of delivery vehicle 
Spacing Vancouver | Sylvia Green | 2019-02-25 | Tagged: active transportation, transportation
‘It makes no sense’ — concerns over ending Vancouver’s renters’ committee 
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All, Engagement for Real
City of Vancouver outlines measures to toughen up protections for renters
Vancouver Courier | @VanCourierNews | 2019-02-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All
The Rebirth of Vancouver’s Historically Black Neighbourhood
Vice | Urooba Jamal | 2019-02-28 | Tagged: A City for All, diversity, social inclusion
It’s not too late: Canada, not Sidewalk Labs, should be driving urban innovation
Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2019-02-28 | Tagged: cities, urban planning, technology

February 21, 2019

Rail expansion through Port of Vancouver aimed at hiking imports from AsiaVancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: transportation, infrastructure
Metro Vancouver mayors vote yes on SkyTrain extension to UBC | CBC Newswww.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2019-02-15 | Tagged: UBC, Broadway Corridor, transit
Proposed East Vancouver detox and social housing complex draws mixed reviews | CBC Newswww.cbc.ca | Zahra Premji | 2019-02-15 | Tagged: A City for All, housing, public health, social inclusion
NDP says Broadway subway will be subject to ‘community benefits agreement’Vancouver Sun | Glend Luymes | 2019-02-16 | Tagged: Broadway Corridor, transit, politics, infrastructure
‘There has to be a balance:’ Residents fuming over plans to double East Vancouver rail trafficGlobal News | @globalnews | 2019-02-17 | Tagged: infrastructure, politics, transportation
Fears unfounded over Vancouver modular housing project one year inCTV British Columbia | Breanna Karstens-Smith | 2019-02-19 | Tagged: housing, homelessness, A City for All
Proposed 28-storey South Granville development proves predictably polarizingWestern Investor | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-02-19 | Tagged: housing, real estate, development, Broadway Corridor
Architecture expert points to new consideration of the digital city – constructconnect.com – Journal Of CommerceJournal Of Commerce | Warren Frey | 2019-02-20 | Tagged: architecture, technology, urban planning, A City for All
When Habitat 76 shone a spotlight on housing issues in Vancouverrabble.ca | Jean Walton | 2019-02-21 | Tagged: history, housing, urban planning

February 14, 2019

All the Bad Things About Uber and Lyft In One Simple List
Streetsblog USA | Angie Schmitt | 2019-02-04 | Tagged: transportation
More Vancouver homes occupied according to initial 2018 Empty Homes Tax statistics
Indo-Canadian Voice | Rattan Mall | 2019-02-06 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing
Price Talks Ep18: ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative — Excavating Inclusivity
Price Tags | @pricetags | 2019-02-06 | Tagged: A City for All, social inclusion
B.C.’s solution to tackling the pigeon problem on SkyTrain? Birth control Global News | @globalnews | 2019-02-07 | Tagged: TransLink, transit
What Airbnb Does to Renters, Employees, and Cities
Pacific Standard | Sarah Holder | 2019-02-07 | Tagged: housing, regulations, AirBnB
Surrey aims to reduce deaths, injuries on roads by 15% in next five years
Surrey Now-Leader | Lauren Collins | 2019-02-08 | Tagged: active transportation, walking, transportation
Most Metro Vancouverites on board with plan for SkyTrain to UBC
Vancouver Courier | Mario Canseco | 2019-02-11 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, Broadway Corridor, UBC
Interview – Matt Horne, Vancouver climate policy manager
Cambie Report | Patrick Meehan | 2019-02-11 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, climate change, resilience
Podcast: Engaged Cities with Myung Lee, Cities of Service
elgl.org | 2019-02-12 | Tagged: Engagement for Real
Vancouver city hall touts shorter building permit delays
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: development, housing, City of Vancouver
Vancouver artists stage protest, art show as tribute to disappearing gallery space
Vancouver Courier | John Kurucz | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: land use, TransLink, arts and culture
Speaking truth to power – there’s no such thing as neutral – Municipal World
Municipal World | Ashleigh Weeden | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, community, politics
Why America’s New Apartment Buildings All Look the Same
Bloomberg Businessweek | Justin Fox | 2019-02-13 | Tagged: architecture, zoning, urban design
Stretch of Robson Street to become permanent outdoor plaza
CTV British Columbia | @CTVVancouver | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: public space, urban design
New $5.4-million permanent design for Robson Plaza to be built this year
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: public space, urban design
Metro Vancouver mayors to vote on SkyTrain for UBC
Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly | Carlito Pablo | 2019-02-14 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, transit, UBC

February 7, 2019

The curious case of the misplaced curb | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Maryse Zeidler | 2019-02-02 | Tagged: A City for All, accessibility, urban design

Election year is the time for Vancouver council to push its transit plans forward

The Globe and Mail | Adrenne Tanner | 2019-02-02 | Tagged: politics, transit

As transit expands, Metro Vancouver struggles to keep homes affordable | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Maryse Zeidler | 2019-02-04 | Tagged: transit, housing, real estate, Metro Vancouver

Toronto’s Design Review Panel pushes developers to think beyond the bland | The Star

thestar.com | Donovan Vincent | 2019-02-04 | Tagged: urban design

What’s It Like Living in a City Without Uber or Lyft? Ask Vancouver.

Slate Magazine | David Zipper | 2019-02-04 | Tagged: transportation, transit

Apple flagship store could be coming to downtown Vancouver

Daily Hive | @iamkennethchan | 2019-02-04 | Tagged: urban design, public space

Improper paperwork: Vancouver pioneer lanes subdivided … 133 years later

Vancouver Sun | John Mackie | 2019-02-05 | Tagged: zoning, history, land use

As Vancouver’s demographic shifts, young Chinese-Canadians try to connect an increasingly divided city

The Globe and Mail | Kerry Gold | 2019-02-05 | Tagged: A City for All, Chinatown, social inclusion

Price Talks Ep18: ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative — Excavating Inclusivity

Price Tags | @pricetags | 2019-02-06 | Tagged: A City for All, real estate, urban planning

From broken sidewalks to climate change, Vancouver mayor gets earful in one-on-one sessions

Vancouver Courier | @Howellings | 2019-02-06 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, Engagement for Real, politics