June 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.

June 28, 2018

Mayors’ Council provides final approval to $7.3 billion transit expansion plan
Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive – Urbanized Van | June 28, 2018

Opinion: Kettle Boffo runs out of steam, but city not throwing in the towel
Allen Garr,  Vancouver Courier | June 28, 2018

50 Planning Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know
Yiling Shen, Arch Daily | June 28, 2018

Repairing the Damage of ‘Slum Clearance’ in Vancouver’s Inner City
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | June 27, 2018

Mobility pricing: What happened? What’s next?
Marc Lee, CCPA Policy Note | June 27, 2018

The modern workforce is freelance–cities should get ready
Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company | June 27, 2018

Future of Vancouver’s Chinatown at stake, activist says, as plan set for public hearing
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | June 26, 2018

Ottawa renews B.C. housing subsidies
Frances Bula, The Globe and mail | June 26, 2018

Seattle struggles to fill empty rentals as Vancouver looks for housing solutions
Clare Hennig, CBC News | June 26, 2018

City of Vancouver initiates mass rezoning of 438 properties in Grandview-Woodland
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight |  June 25, 2018

Vancouver School Board lets BC Hydro build underground substation at Lord Roberts Annex School
CBC News | June 25, 2018

New NightBus District makes late-night transit easier to find
Translink, The Buzzer | June 25, 2018

 Google Street View images capture Metro Vancouver’s homeless crisis
Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun | June 23, 2018

20 things every city can do to boost the quality of public life
Diana Budds, Curbed | June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018

Vancouver council greenlights $2B affordable housing fund
Vancouver Courier | June 21, 2018

Urban Madness: Inequality and the Right to the City
Joseph Grosso, Dissent Voice | June 21, 2018

Boffo Properties won’t redevelop Kettle Society site after city demands up to $16 million
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | June 20, 2018

Maximizing the benefits of waterfront public space
VPSN | June 20, 2018

Queer, New Urban Agendas
Ben Campkin, Urban Omnibus | June 20, 2018

City of Vancouver staff propose sweeping changes to curb speculation in large area around Broadway subway
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | June 19, 2018

Reaction positive to proposed Arbutus Greenway design concept
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | June 19, 2018

Plan to transform neighbourhoods squeezing out single-family homes?
CTV Vancouver | June 19, 2018

Vancouver wants its low-income residents back
Jen St. Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | June 19, 2018

Opinion: Justin Trudeau promised to protect indigenous rights. He lied, again (via Anthony Perl)
Khelsilem, The Guardian | June 19, 2018

Why do young parents move away? Our cities aren’t designed for kids
Patrick Sisson, Curbed | June 19, 2018

Opinion: Transport tech disruption could transform housing
Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier | June 18, 2018

Unveiling of Montréal’s Resilient City Strategy, a first in Canada
100 Resilient Cities | June 18, 2018

Transit ridership hits a high in Metro Vancouver
Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun | June 15, 2018

June 14, 2018

Opinion: We designed Canada’s cities for cars, not people – and the people are dying
Jennifer Keesmaat, The Guardian | June 14, 2018

Dramatic revisions to city’s housing plan sparks controversy in Vancouver
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | June 13, 2018

City of Vancouver announces $2B affordable housing endowment fund
Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier | June 13, 2018

Vancouver wants single-family neighbourhoods to ‘make room’ for more people
Jen St. Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | June 13, 2018

The real estate war on the west coast that’s tearing Vancouver neighbourhoods apart
Joe Castaldo, Maclean’s | Jun 13, 2018

Inclusive Growth and the Happiness Factor
Coda Rayo-Garza, Governing | June 13, 2018

High cost of housing drives up homeless rates, UCLA study indicates
Andrew Khouri, LA Times | June 13, 2018

Growing Urban Populations Forced Raccoons to Adapt to Climbing Skyscrapers
Kat Tenbarge, inverse |  June 13, 2018

Data-Driven Planning for City Resilience: Quantifying Sea Level Rise
Varun Bhargava, Urban Footprint | June 13, 2018

B.C. Supreme Court sides with West Van in $5.3M waterfront property dispute
Brent Richter,  North Shore News |June 12, 2018

Vancouver could be next for dockless bike and scooter shares
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | June 12, 2018

Vancouver rents stop growing, listings spike amid new taxes and renter protections: data
Jesse Ferreras, Global TV | June 11, 2018

Why barricades and heavily armed police are the ‘new normal’ for street festivals
Perrin Grauer, StarMetro Vancouver | June 11, 2018

Global housing markets facing ‘urban tsunami’
Carla Wilson, Times Colonist (via North Shore News) | June 11, 2018

Heritage advocates visit Fairmont Training Academy, Chinatown, and Gastown on tour of endangered sites
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight |  June 10, 2018

How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking
David Levinson, The Conversation | June 10, 2018

What about the poor multimillionaire homeowners?
Gary Mason, The Globe and Mail | June 8, 2018

Dead Golf Courses Are the New NIMBY Battlefield
Nolan Gray, CityLab | June 8, 2018

June 7, 2018

City has a long way to go in reflecting diversity through street names, experts say
Wanyee Li, StarMetro Vancouver | June 6, 2018

Contentious parts of Vancouver Chinatown plan revised
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | June 5, 2018

Cities need to be designed for pedestrians, transit, bikes… not just cars
Michael Geller, Vancouver Courier | June 4, 2018

Disappearing Act: How Chinatowns in the US are being erased
Ty Lawson, China Global Television Network (CGTN) | June 4, 2018

In Vancouver, a Housing Frenzy That Even Owners Want to End
Conor Dougherty, The New York Times | June 2, 2018

Broadway subway may significantly alter Vancouver’s urban fabric
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight | June 1, 2018

Vancouver and Surrey shortlisted for funding to build driverless car roads
Kenneth Chan, The Daily Hive | June 1, 2018