November 2017

A weekly roundup of news stories and articles that may be of interest to the Vancouver city planning community. This list is updated every Friday afternoon.

November 24, 2017

Metro Vancouver politicians to discuss housing affordability near transit
Kyle Benning, CKNW/Global News | November 24, 2017

Editorial: Federal strategy punts affordability crisis to city hall
Editorial Board, Vancouver Sun | November 24, 2017

Opinion: No silver bullet to solve housing crisis – addressing speculation is top priority
Dan Garrison and Gil Kelley, Vancouver Sun | November 24, 2017

First glimpse of the Hogan’s Alley redevelopment that will replace the Vancouver viaducts
Kenneth Chan, Urbanized Van | November 23, 2017

Giving thanks in the Anthropocene
Doug Kelbaugh, CNU Public Square | November 23, 2017

Vancouver tables 10-year plan to address housing crisis
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | November 23, 2017

Vancouver’s housing strategy aims for “transformation” of residential neighbourhoods
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | November 23, 2017

Vancouver targets rich neighbourhoods as it looks to jack up its housing supply
Jesse Ferreras, Global News | November 23, 2017

West End condo would not only have “poor door,” but poor playground
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 23, 2017

East Van neighbourhood rallies against proposed demolition of Templeton pool
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | November 23, 2017

When ‘aging in place’ has an impact on housing affordability
Mike Klassen,  Vancouver Courier | November 23, 2017

All-party committee of B.C. MLAs to research ride-hailing
Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun | November 23, 2017

London mayor to draw up charter regulating pseudo-public space
Jack Shenker, Guardian Cities November 23, 2017

Federal Government Back with Big Dollars for Housing
Christopher Cheung and Katie Hyslop, TheTyee | November 22, 2017

Will Canada’s first national housing strategy make a difference in B.C.?
CBC News | November 22, 2017

Vancouver mayor wants powers to label some city land ‘rental only’
Jon Woodward, CTV Vancouver | November 22, 2017

Golf courses: The only option that’s out of bounds in Vancouver’s housing debate
Justin McElroy, CBC News  | November 22, 2017

Bus tweets help transit
David P. Ball, Vancouver Metro | November 22, 2017

To See the Future of Cities, Watch the Curb. Yes, the Curb
Aarian Marshall, Wired | November 22, 2017

Tax real estate speculation to fund housing and transit, says union
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 21, 2017

A Vancouver Parable: False Prophets, Green Illusions and Vanishing Neighbourhoods
Scot Hein, The Tyee | November 20, 2017

Affordable housing providers look at public-private partnerships to solve B.C. housing crisis
CBC News | November 20, 2017

Housing key to treating addiction Vancouver-area conference hears
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 20, 2017

Building Resilience, One Block at a Time
Adele Therias, Spacing Vancouver | November 20, 2017

Five Policies That Would Have Helped Me Stay in Vancouver
Jessica Barrett, The Tyee | November 20, 2017

The Truth About Creating Policy: It Can’t Be Evidence-Based
Steven Snell, Planetizen | November 19, 2017

November 17, 2017

Much debated Casa Mia gets green light for seniors care facility
Naoibh O’Connor,  Vancouver Courier | November 17, 2017

The Rush to Storm-Proof Waterfront Parks
Jessica Leigh Hester, CityLab | November 17, 2017

We all want to solve homelessness – just not in our backyard (via Jennifer)
Gary Mason, Globe and Mail, November 16, 2017

Vancouver park board hires reconciliation planner
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | November 16, 2017

Beedie decision reveals times have changed in Vancouver
Allen Garr, Vancouver Courier | November 16, 2017

Vancouver put off demolition of historic Walkem House to avoid paying owners: court
Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail | November 16, 2017

TransLink, provincial government transit funding talks slow
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun |  November 16, 2017

Vancouver Limits Airbnb, in an Effort to Combat Its Housing Crisis
Ian Austen, The New York Times | November 15, 2017

Marpole students raise voices in support of neighbourhood modular housing project
Anna Dimoff, CBC News | November 15, 2017

The City of Vancouver wants your feedback on these 5 transportation projects
Cory Correia, CBC News | November 15, 2017

Who’s doing it best: Building rental housing in Toronto and Vancouver
Evergreen Canada | November 15, 2017

City with No Neighbors
Bernie Belvedere, National Review Online | November 15, 2017

Vancouver cracks down on Airbnb
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 14, 2017

With more modular housing coming, city looks to learn from Marpole backlash
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun | November 14, 2017

Controversial Gastown proposal reduced, by three feet
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun | November 14, 2017

Vancouver 2.0
Erick Villagomez, Spacing Vancouver | November 14, 2017

A city that forgets about human connections has lost its way
Reena Tiwari, The Conversation | November 14, 2017

Fighting Loneliness with a Community of Seniors
Linda Givetash, The Tyee | November 14, 2017

Opinion: Homeless shelter residents are ‘neighbours, not strangers’
Charles Gauthier, Vancouver Sun | November 13, 2017

How are cities changing? Policy trends for developing urban resilience
Amy Armstrong, 100 Resilient Cities | November 13, 2017

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?
Clark Miller,  Thaddeus R. Miller & Tischa Muñoz-Erickson, The Conversation | November 13, 2017

November 10, 2017

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?
Clark Miller,  Thaddeus R. Miller & Tischa Muñoz-Erickson, The Conversation | November 13, 2017

Is Vancouver board’s rejection of Chinatown condo a disaster for development?
Stephen Quinn, Globe and Mail | November 10, 2017

Recap: Building our city at the Arbutus Greenway Design Jam
Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN | November 10, 2017

City of Vancouver rolls out new snow fighting strategy
Susana da Silva, CBC News |  November 9, 2017

Vancouver housing initiative for homeless meets opposition
Frances Bula & Xiao Xu | November 9, 2017

Park board plan to address safety, cleanliness in Vancouver parks
Jessica Kerr, Vancouver Courier | November 9, 2017

City of Vancouver rolls out new snow fighting strategy
Susana da Silva, CBC News |  November 9, 2017

Developers shocked city turned down Chinatown development
John Mackie, Dan Fumano & Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | November 8, 2017

City of Vancouver identifies more neighbourhoods to house homeless
Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier | November 8, 2017

Sea level maps show Canada’s coastal communities in race against time
Mia Rabson, News1130 | November 8, 2017

Release: DVBIA’s Perch Program fetches positive feedback
Spacing Vancouver | November 8, 2017

Who is the City For? As our cities become spaces for investment, rather than living, Anna Minton revisits Lefebvre’s Right to the City
Anna Minton, Verso | November 8, 2017

Melbourne Public Space Design Project Aims to Cut Through Red Tape
John Power, Next City | November 8, 2017
Related: The Neighbourhood Project

Vancouver readies homeowners for empty homes tax
Laura Kane, CTV News | November 7, 2017

‘Bike theft is not inevitable’: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution
Tom Babin, The Guardian | November 7, 2017

Rental Housing and the War on the Poor
Christopher Cheung, The Tyee | November 7, 2017

Online public engagement launched for Metro Vancouver mobility pricing
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun |  November 6, 2017

What happens when people can’t afford to work in Vancouver?
Frank O’Brien Vancouver Courier | November 6, 2017

More Than 7,000 Residents Helped to Shape Atlanta’s New Resilience Plan
Rachel Dovey, Next City | November 6, 2017

November 3, 2017

Lower-income renters left out of transit-oriented density in Metro Vancouver: study
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 3, 2017

Vancouver eyes San Francisco program to protect cherished community businesses
Geordon Omand, CityNews | November 2, 2017

Vancouver looks to collaborate with San Francisco on housing solutions
Gregor Robertson and Gil Kelley, San Francisco Chronicle | November 2, 2017

Could a tax on ride-hailing help fund transit in B.C.?
Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun | November 2, 2017

Tree atop West End building recalls history of site
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier | November 2, 2017

Vancouver heritage advisers to review new proposal to demolish two historic Gastown hotels
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | November 1, 2017

Vancouver will apologize for historic racism against Chinese immigrants
Jen St. Denis, Vancouver Metro | November 1, 2017

Development permit board delays issuing ruling on 105 Keefer Street application
Charlie Smith The Georgia Straight | October 31, 2017

Downtown Vancouver offices to test price ceiling
Frank O’Brien, Business in Vancouver | October 31, 2017

Rezoning for 8-storey condo in Vancouver west side neighbourhood passes unanimously
Justin McElroy, CBC News | October 31, 2017

Opinion: 105 Keefer is a bigger conversation about culture in Vancouver
Belle Cheung, Vancouver Sun | October 31, 2017

The death and life of mom-and-pops
Karrie Jacobs, Curbed NY | October 31, 2017

25 great ideas of the New Urbanism
Robert Steuteville, CNU Public Square | October 31, 2017

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside changing with development
Geordon Omand, CTV News | October 30, 2017

For Indigenous People, Homelessness Is More Than Lacking a Home
Katie Hyslop, The Tyee | October 30, 2017

I Left Vancouver Because Vancouver Left Me
Jessica Barrett, The Tyee | October 30, 2017

Vancouver homeowners may face $10,000 daily fine for failing to report if property is rented
Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight | October 30, 2017

How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars
Aarian Marshall, Wired | October 30, 2017

Canadian cities are counting on nature – and it’s paying off
Stephanie Cairns, The Globe and Mail | October 29, 2017

East Vancouver becoming less diverse, census showsRoshini Nair and Tara Carman, CBC News | October 28, 2017

How Vancouver’s Woodward’s could pave the future of dying department stores
Maryse Zeidler, CBC News | October 28, 2017

Jan Gehl: “In The Last 50 Years, Architects Have Forgotten What a Good Human Scale Is”
Rodrigo Alonso & Amanda Pimenta, ArchDaily | October 28, 2017