British Columbia

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The city of Vancouver has emerged as a leader in "laneway" housing: secondary units built onto existing lots, often facing an alleyway. To boost supply, the city may expedite permitting for modular units.
Vancouver Sun
October 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
Shoppers at the newly opened Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall found themselves in an hours long traffic nightmare as they tried to leave the mall's parking lot.
Daily Hive
October 11, 2016, 11am PDT
It hasn't always been like this, but in recent years, Vancouver has attracted international talent to design some of its splashiest new projects.
Business Vancouver
August 22, 2016, 10am PDT
The founders of Vancouver-based Biddwell are hoping to change the way landlords and potential tenants find each other, but a renters' advocacy body sees the new company as bad news for tenants in an increasingly tight housing market.
The Globe and Mail
August 11, 2016, 8am PDT
Vancouver has a new chief planner, and a former chief planner already has a to-do list for the new guy.
Daily Hive
August 4, 2016, 9am PDT
On August 2nd, a new 15 percent tax on real estate deals with foreign buyers went into effect. The goal was to cool the hyperactive housing market, but the implementation has caught many by surprise.
CBC News
August 1, 2016, 5am PDT
Political junkies, map nerds, and transit fans all got plenty of big news to digest during the last week of July 2016.
July 31, 2016, 7am PDT
As car sharing services like Car2Go have infiltrated cities including Vancouver, B.C., benefits of reduced car ownership and greenhouse gas emissions are being realized, a new study finds.
The Vancouver Sun
July 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Big news has emerged from British Columbia, where the government has been criticized for not doing more to address the housing affordability crisis.
Vancouver Sun
July 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Zoning for new housing supply isn't the answer to Vancouver's housing affordability crisis, according to an editorial in the Vancouver Sun. In fact, it might only be making the problem worse.
Vancouver Sun
June 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Prime Minister Trudeau took sides on one controversial issue central to the debate about the cost of housing in Vancouver, but stopped short of suggesting a clear policy agenda for the federal government to improve the problem.
CBC News
June 12, 2016, 9am PDT
A proposal to dam the Peace River, flooding 5,500 hectares (or about 21 square miles), has met resistance from the legal and scientific communities in Canada.
The Georgia Straight
May 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
With so many people writing "Dear John" letters to Vancouver, in addition to high-demand cities around the world, one group of planners and urban designers responds with a love letter.
April 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
Abbotsford is the fifth-largest city in British Columbia by population but the largest by land size. The city's most recent community plan is designed to accommodate new growth without sprawling any farther.
Vancouver Sun
March 19, 2016, 9am PDT
Google's Popular Times can contribute toward better car parking and street planning, but it also has the potential to radically change how we plan.
March 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Writer Alex Marshall looks to Kitsilano, a Vancouver neighborhood, for urban infill done right. Skyscrapers and mid-rise developments aren't always necessary to achieve more people per square foot.
March 9, 2016, 9am PST
Despite reports to the contrary, a recent report created in part by the City of Vancouver, finds that most housing types in the city have yet to be sold to absentee landlords.
The Globe and Mail
February 22, 2016, 12pm PST
A group that calls itself Carbon Washington could be at the helm of a new environmental movement to address climate change. They have proposed a $25-per-ton, revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Seattle Weekly
February 19, 2016, 10am PST
The bloated cost of housing in Vancouver and Toronto has raised concerns among market analysts about a potential correction. Presumably, people in Canada are also worried about the price of housing.
The Vancouver Sun
February 8, 2016, 7am PST
With the two Democrat candidates debating who is the real progressive, it would be interesting to see how they would respond, if asked, about President Obama's proposed $10-per-barrel fee to fund a 21st Century Clean Transportation System.
The New York Times