July 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.


July 12, 2018

City council prioritizes greenway for Vancouver’s northeast
CBC News | July 12, 2018

Vancouver going beyond conserving buildings in Chinatown
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | July 11, 2018

Vancouver passes Arbutus Greenway parks plan, but residents worry about land speculation
Jen St. Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | July 11, 2018

Industrial space squeeze shifts companies, people out of Vancouver
Peter Mitham,  Business in Vancouver | July 11, 2018

Why Vancouver’s Chinatown Will Change
Gordon Price, Price Tags | July 11, 2018

5 cities finalize strategies to address inequity and inequality
Katie Pyzyk, SmartCitiesDrive | July 11, 2018

Vancouver Chinatown: Council approves revisions reducing building size in historic area
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun July 10, 2018

Rooftop park approved for redevelopment of Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre
CBC News | July 10, 2018

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson pushes to allow multiunit housing in low-density neighbourhoods
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | July 9, 2018

Vancouver, Can We Talk About Housing Without Getting So Angry?
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee |  July 9, 2018

Canada’s housing crisis reinforces violence against poor women
Alexandra Collins, The conversation | July 9, 2018

A Pedestrian Bill of Rights

David Levinson, Transportist | July 9, 2018

Parklets For People: Reconsidering the Parking Space as a Small Urban Park
Jada Natalie Stevens, Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) | July 8, 2018

Opinion: Turning part of Vancouver’s Langara Golf Course into parkland makes sense
Adrienne Tanner, The Globe and Mail | July 6, 2018

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones
Stefanos Chen, New York Times | July 6, 2018


July 5, 2018

City of Vancouver moves to curb loss of hotel rooms due to residential development
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | July 5, 2018

‘The Lookout’ and ‘The Ridge’ could be the first developed sections of Arbutus greenway
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | July 5, 2018

Urban greenways can reduce neighborhood carbon emissions
University of British Columbia , ScienceDaily | July 5, 2018

One Woman’s Quest to Fight Gentrification by Asking Residents How
Brian Charles | July 5, 2018

Decision on Chinatown’s future deferred to next week
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | July 4, 2018

Vancouver mayor’s final council meeting could include his most far-reaching housing proposal
Justin McElroy,  CBC News | July 4, 2018

Architects Ask: Where Are the Spaces for Teen Girls?
Rachel Kaufman, Next city | July 3, 2018

Architecture: ‘People from social housing should build cities’
Karen Glaser, The Guardian | July 3, 2018

City wants major Northeast False Creek projects to provide decent sound protection for residents
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | July 2, 2018