British Columbia

February 14, 2019, 2pm PST
While ride-hailing is on the horizon for the Canadian city, the experience so far without the mode provides useful insight into its effects on regional mobility.
Slate
January 26, 2019, 11am PST
A new report focuses on the consequences of gentrification in Vancouver's Chinatown neighborhood.
The Star Vancouver
January 25, 2019, 10am PST
A big idea is gaining momentum.
The Urbanist
January 15, 2019, 2pm PST
Putting a price on carbon emissions is widely viewed as an effective tool to reduce emissions. It can also be applied to help those who stand to lose the most from climate change, thus enabling a socially just transition to a low carbon economy.
World Resources Institute
December 26, 2018, 2pm PST
Ten years ago, British Columbia launched North America's first carbon tax. This month, Premier John Horgan unveiled the long awaited climate plan, CleanBC, that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 2007 levels by 2030.
Vancouver Sun
December 6, 2018, 8am PST
November's bombshell news about the partnership between Virgin and Brightline has now yielded ambitious plans for private investment in intercity rail service.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
November 25, 2018, 1pm PST
"Yes we actually did that."
Sightline Institute
November 22, 2018, 11am PST
Farmers around Vancouver's Agricultural Land Reserve have been building "mega-mansions" on their farmland. The province wants to limit the scale of such homes, but farmers are pushing back.
The Star
November 18, 2018, 11am PST
The Vancouver City Council decided to launch a new housing vision for the British Columbia city. Planners will have their work cut out for them balancing all the stakeholders in the expensive city.
The Star
November 7, 2018, 12pm PST
Local elections have consequences.
Vancouver Courier
November 5, 2018, 9am PST
Past examples of state and provincial governments preempting the land use authority of local governments present several lessons on how to do state-mandated upzoning effectively.
Sightline Institute
October 27, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart has made some big, ambitious promises when it comes to housing construction in the expensive city.
The Globe and Mail
October 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
The decision to rezone most of Vancouver to allow for duplexes could have consequences in this weekend's municipal election.
The Vancouver Sun
October 12, 2018, 7am PDT
They're a good start. But compared to similar policies in cities like Portland and Vancouver, Seattle's new policies around accessory dwelling units may be lackluster.
The Urbanist
September 21, 2018, 7am PDT
The city of Vancouver's new density regulations will be the envy of many a YIMBY.
The Vancouver Sun
September 18, 2018, 6am PDT
Streetsblog readers have decided to cross the border in selecting this year's "Sorriest Bus Stop in America."
Streetsblog USA
September 7, 2018, 6am PDT
New regulations for short-term rentals in Vancouver, British Columbia, are designed to return units to the rental market.
The Star Vancouver
August 28, 2018, 12pm PDT
A 2016 rule approved by a specialized agency of the U.N. is forcing large ships that burn bunker oil, the dirtiest type of fuel, to either burn a more costly low-sulfur variety, apply scrubbers, or turn to LNG.
The Wall Street Journal
August 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
Transportation officials and companies are still working out how to respond to the decision by Greyhound to discontinue its intercity routes in Western Canada.
The Star Vancouver
August 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Duplexes, rowhouses, and small apartment buildings will be on the zoning menu for "housing choice neighborhoods" around Vancouver, thanks to the city's new "Making Room Housing Program."
Sightline Institute