VCPC in the News — Broadway Subway

An artist’s rendering of the Mt. Pleasant SkyTrain Station.
The Vancouver City Planning Commissioner has long been interested in the planning for the Broadway Subway. Back in 2017, we submitted two memoranda to  Mayor and Council both recommending comprehensive, engaged land-use planning and urban design processes for the adjoining
areas and neighbourhoods.
March 8, 2017 | December 13, 2017
Commissioners have continued to follow and discuss the progress on the development of the Broadway, including receiving updates from city staff on their work. Last week, Commissioner Amina Yasin was interviewed by Dan Fumano for a story in the Vancouver Sun .  Her comments reflected the VCPC’s earlier recommendations, and added more specific examples of how broader planning could have helped  address some of Vancouver’s most pressing problems by making better use of the publicly owned stations sites.Here is what she had to say:
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Event Recap: Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver

Urban issues of the past keep bubbling up and resurfacing in full force. The relationship between housing costs and income earned in Vancouver has broken down in recent years. Vancouver City Councillor Adriane Carr has an insightful message for those trying to understand what is going on. “You can’t know where to go, unless you know from whence you came,” she says.

And that theme was precisely what carried conversations at Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver, hosted by the Vancouver City Planning Commission. Continue reading “Event Recap: Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver”

Opinion: Canadian cities face complex problems in the urban century

The following editorial was published in the Vancouver Sun on March 4, 2016 as part of a series supporting SFU Public Square‘s 2017 Community Summit.

It was co-written by VCPC Chair Nola Kate Seymoar, and former mayor of Vancouver, former premier of B.C. and former chair of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, Mike Harcourt.   Continue reading “Opinion: Canadian cities face complex problems in the urban century”