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 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