Vancouver

Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as smart growth and Transportation Demand Management (TDM). Blog Post
May 25, 2015   By Todd Litman
A group of mayor in the metropolitan Vancouver area have proposed an increase in the gas tax to develop a fund for a long-stalled transit project.
Jul 12, 2011   The Globe and Mail
Scott Doyon, a parent and an urbanist, argues that the suburban model isn't doing kids any favors. But, he says, designing urban areas that are kid-friendly is still a challenge.
Jun 25, 2011   PlaceShakers
The city of Vancouver is beautiful, but according to this op-ed, it hasn't yet been able to create a truly vibrant city life.
May 27, 2011   The Vancouver Sun
In Vancouver, urban density is being attacked as a detriment to the city. But as this column argues, the city's emphasis on density and transit accessibility is what makes the city great.
May 18, 2011   The Globe and Mail
Only 10% of the City of Vancouver, B.C. isn't zoned for residences, and that 10% holds 50% of the city's jobs. Planning director Brent Toderian says it is imperative to preserve the remaining industrial land for employment.
May 17, 2011   The Vancouver Sun
In Vancouver, where rents and housing prices are moving beyond the reach of ordinary citizens, the search for proven ways to provide modest market housing is on.
May 5, 2011   The Dependent Magazine
Vancouver, B.C. is known for its strong commitment to progressive planning, which has resulted in a dense, vibrant downtown. Planning director Brent Toderian explains his city's biggest plan yet.
May 1, 2011   re:place Magazine
Vancouver is expanding its city-approved downtown street food vending program, with a recently approved list of new vendors allowed to cook and sell food from carts on the street.
Apr 8, 2011   Globe and Mail
From high drug use to overpriced housing, Vancouver has its flaws despite its 5-year strong top spot as the world's most livable city.
Mar 4, 2011   National Post
Vancouver wrestles with the potent form of advertising and its impact on the public realm.
Feb 26, 2011   The Dependent Magazine