May 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.

May 31, 2018

Broadzilla Attacks! When Land Assemblies Trample Shopping Streets
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | May 31, 2018

Vancouver takes 400 short-term rental units off the market in keeping with new regulations
CBC News | May 31, 2018

Higher taxes no solution to Vancouver’s real estate crunch, says study
Mike Laanela,  CBC News | May 31, 2018

Luxury Real Estate Comes to Urban Chinatowns
Katy McLaughlin, Wall Street Journal | May 31, 2018

Renters want major changes to B.C.’s tenancy rules
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

City of Vancouver plans to invest in renewing aging infrastructure and amenities
Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

Ninety feet sought for Chinatown height limit
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight |  May 30, 2018

Proposed building next to Keefer Bar gets another shot
Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

Is rental-only zoning the answer to Vancouver’s affordability crisis?
Alyse Kotyk, Richmond News/Vancouver Courier | May 30, 2018

Parking Is Sexy Now. Thank Donald Shoup.
Laura Bliss, CityLab | May 30, 2018

Vancouver fast tracks new home building permits
Vancouver Courier | May 29, 2018

Redesign of West Cordova ‘origami’ tower nearing completion
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | May 29, 2018

An Amazing Evolution – UDP Praises Oakridge Centre Proposal That Just Keeps Getting Better
City Duo | May 29, 2018

For low-income residents in Vancouver, a different kind of real estate crisis
Wendy Stueck and Mike Hager | The Globe and Mail | May 28, 2018

Smart Technology, and Smarter Communities
Adele Therias, Spacing Vancouver | May 28, 2018

Rising demand for suburban space makes Metro Vancouver’s outer offices hot properties
Derreck Penner, Vancouver Sun | May 27, 2018

Street festivals in Vancouver face uncertain future as operating costs rise
Bal Brach, CBC News | May 26, 2018

City of Vancouver aims to curb land speculation along Broadway Corridor
Tanya Commisso, Western Investor/Vancouver Courier | May 25, 2018

May 24, 2018

Metro Vancouver mobility pricing could cost up to $8 per day per family: report
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | May 24, 2018

4 Strategies to Fix Citizen Engagement
Matt Salisbury, Meeting of the Minds | May 24, 2018

Heritage Vancouver lists top 10 endangered sites
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | May 23, 2018

10 Principles for a Rain-Friendly City
Jillian Glover, The City Life | May 23, 2018

Vancouver seeks to curb land speculation ahead of Broadway Subway opening
Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive | May 23, 2018

Study highlights environmental cost of tearing down Vancouver’s single-family homes
UBC News | May 23, 2018

Metro Vancouverites set Broadway SkyTrain extension as a top transit priority: survey
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | May 22, 2018

The Allure of East Van’s Gritty Goods
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | May 22, 2018

Finally, Something Funny About Vancouver’s Real Estate Market
Steph Eva Wood, the Tyee |  May 21, 2018

‘We have always torn stuff down’: Bloggers explore Vancouver’s past and present through photos
Haley Lewis, CBC News | May 20, 2018

What Vancouver can learn from London about mobility pricing
CBC News | May 19, 2018

Most Vancouverites support Empty Homes Tax, housing strategy: new poll
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | May 18, 2018

No, Vancouver Is Not Losing Its Millennials
Nathanael Lauster, The Tyee | May 18, 2018


May 17, 2018

‘Temporary modular college’ among suggestions pitched at ‘idea jam’
Naoibh O’Connor / Vancouver Courier | May 17, 2018

Carole James refuses to budge amid renewed debate on speculation tax
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | May 17, 2018

Vancouver rental units designated to LGBTQ refugees
Tessa Vikander, StarMetro Vancouver |May 17, 2018

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer is headed to Harvard
Jen St, Denis, StarMetro Vancouver | May 17, 2018

Heritage Vancouver releases 2018 top 10 watch list
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier | May 17, 2018

Cambie plan increases residential, but affordability remains elusive
Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | May 16, 2018

Panel to ponder three options for arterial road and overpass through False Creek Flats
Jessica Kerr,  Vancouver Courier | May 16, 2018

Foreign buyers, city see potential in commercial strata
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | May 16, 2018

What Would It Take for Cities Experiencing Gentrification Pressures to Foster Inclusion Rather than Replacement?
Katie Gourley, Housing Perspectives (Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies) | May 16, 2018

Does housing pose Metro Vancouver’s worst crisis since WW2?
Douglas Todd, The Province | May 15, 2018

Vancouver declares 2018 the ‘Year of the Queer’
Stephanie Ip, Vancouver Sun |  May 15, 2018

Foodies Gentrify Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Zachary Hyde, The Tyee | May 15, 2018

It’s Time for Cities to Rethink Right Turns on Red
Angie Schmitt, Streetsblog USA | May 15, 2018

Vancouver reveals its desired design requirements for Broadway Subway
Kenneth Chan, Urbanized 9CityHive) | May 14, 2018

Homelessness: criminalization or social integration?
Saïd Bergheul, Policy Options | May 14, 2018

Available now: the Urban95 Starter Kit
“If you could experience a city from 95cm – the height of a 3-year-old – what would you change?”
Bernard van Leer Foundation | May 14, 2018

Sell your backyard? [Edmonton] City pilot aims to let three homeowners create ‘flag lots’
Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal | May 14, 2018

For Port of Vancouver, underestimating Pacific sea-level rises could come at a high price
Matthew McClearn, The Globe and Mail | May 13, 2018

May 10, 2018

Lots of housing, just not enough affordable housing: city planner
Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | May 9, 2018

Vancouver proposes more ‘protection’ for renters and rental stock
Daily Hive Vancouver |  May 9, 2018

City closes in on its target to build 600 temporary modular housing units
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier, May 9, 2018

Vancouver is the second most “youthful” city in Canada
BC Business | May 9, 2018

How former Vancouver city planners would have done things differently
Bethany Lindsay,  CBC News | May 8, 2018

Overspending on rent has become the ‘new normal’
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier | May 8, 2018

These Citywide Behavioral Science Experiments Are Paying Off
Ben Paynter, Fast Company | May 8, 2018

Why Women Matter In Urbanism And City Planning
Deborah Talbot, Forbes | May 8, 2018

TransLink gets green light to charge new development fee
Cheryl Chan, Vancouver Sun | May 7, 2018

Experts say Vancouver must prepare for a new kind of emergency — gentrification
Wanyee Li, StarMetro Vancouver| May 7, 2018

Vancouver real estate: Why multi-million dollar home owners are crying poor
Joe Castaldo, Maclean’s | May 7, 2018

Corridor planning with equity considerations
Ren Thomas | May 4, 2018

Globe editorial: The dream of a big home in the city is dying, and that’s okay
The Globe and Mail | May 4, 2018

May 3, 2018

Vancouver says no to CCTV on downtown Granville strip
CBC News | May 3, 2018

Vancouver’s record-breaking homeless population at 2,181 people
Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier | May 2, 2018

Phase 3 of Cambie Corridor approved
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | May 2, 2018

‘Night Council,’ more patios, music: changes coming to Granville Strip
Hanna Mae Nassar and Kenny Mason,  News 1130  | May 2, 2018

Opinion: City Offloads Viaduct Traffic Dilemma to Vancouverites
Maria Stanborough, TheTyee | May 2, 2018

Costs balloon for Surrey, Vancouver rapid-transit lines
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | May 1, 2018

Reactivated rail line a headache for Strathcona residents
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | May 1, 2018

Langara drainage improvements to go ahead
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | May 1, 2018

Opinion: The deplorable condo shell game that needs to end
Gary Mason, The Globe and Mail | May 1, 2018

Housing survey a small step to clearing bureaucratic hurdles
Vaughn Palmer:, Vancouver Sun | May 1, 2018

5 Reasons for Cities to Value their Downtowns
Cole Judge, Meeting of the Minds | May 1, 2018

Why Cities Are So Damn Loud (It’s Not Just Honking And Sirens)
Matthew Jordan, Fast Company Design | May 1, 2018

Social Sprawl: How Demographics And Housing Trends Impact Land Use And Fuel Consumption
Hart Schwartz, EnergyFuse | May 1, 2018