November 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.


November 15, 2018

New Vancouver council needs to address Downtown Eastside’s growing homeless problem

The Globe and Mail | Adrienne Tanner | 2018-11-12 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, public health, housing

Vancouver appears poised to reverse duplex decision, despite housing crisis

British Columbia | Jon Woodward | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, zoning

Why Cities Must Tackle Single-Family Zoning

CityLab | Benjamin Schneider | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: housing, zoning

Council agrees to start a citywide plan to map out Vancouver’s housing vision | The Star

thestar.com | Jen St. Denis | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, housing

Vancouver council takes first step to a city-wide plan

Vancouver Courier | @Howellings | 2018-11-14 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, housing

Vancouver council approves launching city-wide plan; vote on duplex do-over to come Thursday | CBC News

www.cbc.ca | Justin McElroy | 2018-11-15 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, housing, urban planning

By the Numbers: Metro Vancouver’s Increasing Inequality and Division | The Tyee

The Tyee | Christopher Cheung | 2018-11-15 | Tagged: Metro Vancouver, A City for All, demographics


November 8, 2018

Vancouver city hall extends time for public input as reno fight heats up in West End

Vancouver Sun | Joanne Lee-Young | 2018-10-26 | Tagged: housing, real estate, development

Could State-Led Upzones Happen Here? 7 Lessons from Modern Cascadia

Sightline Institute | Michael Andersen | 2018-11-02 | Tagged: housing, zoning

The social costs of ride-hailing may be larger than previously thought

www.economist.com | @TheEconomist | 2018-11-03 | Tagged: transportation

Vancouver’s new councillors weigh in on prospect of a city-wide plan

Vancouver Courier | Naoibh O’Connor | 2018-11-05 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, zoning

Urban planning displaces Black populations, says professor

the-peak.ca | Michelle Gomez | 2018-11-06 | Tagged: A City for All, social inclusion, urban planning

Tall timber skyscrapers beacon for a future friendlier to climate, Vancouver conference hears

Vancouver Sun | Derrick Penner | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: architecture, resilience, climate change

New city-wide plan and renter’s office to be considered by Vancouver City Council

Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: City of Vancouver, urban planning, housing

Vancouver City Council may reconsider citywide policy of allowing duplexes

Daily Hive | Kenneth Chan | 2018-11-07 | Tagged:

Alex Boston: Despite new mayors’ promises, transit extensions require population density, sound business models, to work

Vancouver Sun | Alex Boston | 2018-11-07 | Tagged: TransLink, transportation, sustainability


November 1, 2018

Should Urban Studies be taught in high school?

This City Life | Jillian Glover | Tagged: urban planning, education, A City for All

Healthy cities are more-than-human

Foreground | Cecily Maller | 2018-10-25 | Tagged: public health, urban design, Healthy City

Crowd-mapping gender equality – a powerful tool for shaping a better city launches in Melbourne

The Conversation | Nicole Kalms | 2018-10-28 | Tagged: urban design, A City for All, intersectionality

Ways Canada’s Broken Housing System Has Screwed Millennials

Vice | Drew Brown | 2018-10-29 | Tagged: housing, A City for All

Vancouver’s practice of squeezing money from new social housing is distorting affordability targets, say operators

thestar.com | Jen St. Denis | 2018-10-29 | Tagged: housing, City of Vancouver, A City for All

Renovations make Vancouver’s Renfrew Ravine more accessible

Vancouver Courier | Jessica Kerr | 2018-10-30 | Tagged: A City for All, parks, public space

Experts urge zoning changes following report showing young families embracing higher density dwellings

thestar.com | Jenny Peng | 2018-11-01 | Tagged: housing, real estate, research