June 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.


June 27, 2019

Vancouver population 1971 to 2016
doodles.mountainmath.ca | Jens von Bergmann | Tagged: demographics, region
10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis
World Economic Forum | Alice Charles and Dilip Guna | 2019-06-06 | Tagged: housing
3 Ways to Integrate Meaningful Youth Engagement into Your Organization
Future of Good | Ilona Dougherty | 2019-06-19 | Tagged: youth, Engagement for Real
Leading Urban Change with People Powered Public Spaces
@placemakingx | Ethan Kent | 2019-06-19 | Tagged: placemaking, public space, city planning
What cities would look like if kids designed them
Fast Company | Sean Peacock | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: urban design, children, sustainability, A City for All
Half public sector say they do “nowhere near enough” to involve citizens
www.smartcitiesworld.net | @SmartCitiesW | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: Engagement for Real, smart cities
Vancouver mall offers homeless a safe place to sleep
NEWS 1130 | Taran Parmar | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: homelessness, A City for All
Most Vancouverites Open to Changes in Single-Family Zoning
Research Co. | @mario_canseco | 2019-06-21 | Tagged: housing, zoning
Visions—Rethinking Housing
www.heretohelp.bc.ca | BC’s Mental Health and Substance Use Journal | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: housing, A City for All, social inclusion
New Reality for Urban Mobility: Can fairer access create more inclusive cities?
HERE | Julian Agyeman | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: transportation, mobility, social inclusion, A City for All
Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success
Curbed | Patrick Sisson | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: walking, economy, urban design
Selling public land is bad policy, bad planning and bad business
Vancouver Sun | Gordon Harris | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: BC Gov’t
Canadian communities responding to climate change
Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News | 2019-06-24 | Tagged: climate change, resilience, urban design, Vancouver
Inclusion in Open Government
www.sfu.ca | Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: Engagement for Real
Can we design more trusting public spaces?
@thehappycity | Mitchell Reardon | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: public space, urban design, social inclusion
The Canadian Institute Of Planners Announces the 2019 Awards for Planning Winners
Canadian Architect | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: urban planning
Cities Are Surprisingly Fragile
Scientific American Blog Network | Michael Hunter, J. David Selby, Kevin C. DeSouza | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: resilience, social inclusion
The Case for Quality Public Spaces for All
THE DIRT | Chella Strong | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: public space, A City for All, social inclusion
How cities can become more resilient to climate change
World Economic Forum | Jayne Plunkett | 2019-06-25 | Tagged: resilience, climate change, cities
The Problem With ‘Most Livable City’ Rankings
CityLab | @FeargusOSull | 2019-06-26 | Tagged: livability, cities
Competition for the kerb is rising, and cities are going to have to manage it
The Conversation | Neil Sipe | 2019-06-26 | Tagged: transportation, urban planning
Inclusive city visions and vertically challenged industrial storeys
Business in Vancouver | Peter Mitham | 2019-06-26 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, city-wide plan, industrial lands
Opinion: Housing should be affordable, period
The Globe and Mail | Evan Siddall | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All
Vancouver and Montreal named among world’s most bike-friendly cities; Toronto ‘not close’
The Globe and Mail | Matt Bubbers | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: active transportation, urban design, cycling
Vancouver City Council rejects controversial Shaughnessy townhouse project [subscription required]
The Globe and Mail | Frances Bula | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All
Did city of Vancouver miss a housing opportunity? [Audio]
www.cbc.ca | Stephen Quinn | 2019-06-27 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

June 20, 2019

It takes a neighbourhood
innovation.ubc.ca | UBC
There’s a lifestyle penalty for renting in Canada — it doesn’t have to be so
Global News | @globalnews | 2019-06-15
How to make B.C. active transportation accessible for all
Vancouver Sun | @vancouversun | 2019-06-16
Gateway Communities of Vancouver
Home: Free Sociology! | Nataniel Lauster | 2019-06-17
Downtown Vancouver remains a popular place to live and work, according to business association
Vancouver Sun | Gordon McIntyre | 2019-06-18
How to make cities happier, healthier and better equipped to fight climate change
www.cbc.ca | @cbc | 2019-06-19
New study sheds light of short-term Airbnb rentals across Canada
NEWS 1130 | Martin Macmahon and Nathan Durec | 2019-06-20
All the ways downtown Vancouver is still the vibrant core of the region: report
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-06-20
YIMBYs outnumber NIMBYs in Vancouver, housing survey suggests
Burnaby Now | Mario Canseco | 2019-06-20
‘Heart of Mount Pleasant’ tops Heritage Vancouver Society’s 2019 watch list
Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2019-06-20

June 13, 2019

Metro renters pummelled by demovictions and gentrification
Vancouver Sun | Douglas Todd | 2019-05-30 | Tagged: housing
False Creek South co-ops face a moment of change [Subscription required]
The Globe and Mail | @globeandmail | 2019-05-30 | Tagged: housing
Cities seek modernized federal relationship via Election 2019
fcm.ca | FCM | 2019-05-30 | Tagged: federal government, politics, cities
Rational Communities Build Protected Bike Lanes
CityLab | Laura Bliss | 2019-06-03 | Tagged: active transportation, cycling, infrastructure
Breaking the Cycle of Automobile Dependency
Planetizen – Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education | Todd Litman | 2019-06-03 | Tagged: transportation, urban design, urban planning
Strengthening renter protections without killing development ‘a tricky balancing act’
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-06-07 | Tagged: housing, development
Vancouver renter’s office a step closer to reality after staff report released to council
Global News | Sean Boynton | 2019-06-09 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver
CEO says TransLink is on track for Broadway, Surrey lines — but getting ahead of demand is the ‘many billions of dollars question’
thestar.com | Alex McKeen | 2019-06-10 | Tagged: TransLink, transit, Metro Vancouver
Vancouver Builds a Better Bike Lane
Streetsblog USA | Aaron Short | 2019-06-11 | Tagged: active transportation, infrastructure, City of Vancouver
Behind the Demise of a Powerhouse Nonprofit Funding Urban ‘Resilience’
CityLab | Laura Bliss | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: resilience, cities
Vancouver council beefs up protections for renters
Vancouver Sun | Dan Fumano | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver
Vancouver renter’s office gets green light from council, set to open in 2021
Global News | Sean Boynton | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver
Vancouver’s 2019 homeless count reaches a record high despite addition of 600 temporary housing units
thestar.com | Jen St. Denis | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: homelessness, City of Vancouver
Metro Vancouver’s average home prices need to fall $795,000 to reach affordability
Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2019-06-12 | Tagged: housing, A City for All