November 3, 2009, 6am PST
Residents in Vancouver are reportedly in favor of keeping a dedicated lane for pedestrians and cyclists on a local bridge. Even some motorists are in support.
October 23, 2009, 10am PDT
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has announced a ten-point plan to turn his city in the greenest in the world by 2020.
July 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Focusing on aspects like earning potential and lifestyle cost, a consulting group has determined the 20 best Canadian cities for young people.
July 23, 2009, 7am PDT
Vancouver's development for the 2010 Winter Olympics will be a long-term benefit for the city, according to Olympics advisers. Some say the positive impact is already being seen.
July 21, 2009, 11am PDT
As a planned rapid transit line gets closer to completion in Vancouver, there's a debate brewing about what sort of development should spring up around it.
July 16, 2009, 6am PDT
In the cold climes of Canada, parking lots come equipped with 120-volt outlets to keep engine blocks warm. Planners see these outlets as a stepping stone to a future of electric cars for the country.
June 2, 2009, 2pm PDT
The False Creek Shoreline in northeast Vancouver has been slated for decades for significant commercial development. Today, planners proposed taking the area in a new direction.
April 11, 2009, 11am PDT
The city council of Vancouver is supporting the creation of 550 temporary homes, including some prefab, to house the area's homeless.
December 18, 2008, 7am PST
An internal report to the Canadian government written nearly two years ago concludes that infrastructure in the country is at serious risk from climate change. The study came to light recently under the Access to Information Act.
October 9, 2008, 10am PDT
A new master-planned development in Whistler blends housing types, keeping in mind its local workers, full-time residents, and seniors. Most notably, however, it provides much needed affordable housing options.
September 8, 2008, 12pm PDT
A recent study shows that about 60% of all trips into the urban core of Vancouver are not by car.
September 8, 2008, 12am PDT
That's the question the Vancouver Planning Commission has been tossing around with the public for the last year or so, as they prepare a "Change Charter" for City Hall.
August 18, 2008, 10am PDT
Jeff Speck, author of <em>Suburban Nation</em>, spoke recently at a conference in Winnepeg. 'Just as we have come to recognize that 'we are what we eat', there is a growing belief that 'we are where we live,' says Speck.
August 8, 2008, 7am PDT
A Vancouver company is importing Dutch city bicycles, and the relaxed commuting lifestyle that goes with them.
June 24, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>An unusual art installation in Trafalgar Square draws attention to Vancouverism: Westcoast Architecture and City Building, an exhibition about the city's achievements in urban development, engineering and architecture.</p>
June 13, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A major rezoning plan has been approved in Vancouver, including the toughest environmental standards in North America.</p>
June 11, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Planners in Vancouver are moving to curb booming residential growth to expand commercial development downtown. 'It's all good to walk and bike to work, but if you don't have offices for people to go to, that makes things rather difficult.'</p>
March 31, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>More people in British Columbia are responding to higher gas prices by ditching their cars and rising bikes, taking transit and walking, according to a recent survey.</p>
March 17, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Residents in the small town of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island are starting a citywide carpooling program to help provide for people without cars after the city's underused public transit system was shut down.</p>
March 7, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Gentrification of one of Vancouver's low-cost neighborhoods in pushing immigrant populations out of the city.</p>