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November 25, 2019, 9am PST
As a response to rising rental prices and low vacancy rates, Vancouver planners have created a package of zoning and process changes to provide incentives for new multi-family developments.
The Vancouver Sun
November 17, 2019, 7am PST
The first days of public engagement for Vancouver's new citywide plan began this week in Vancouver.
Vancouver Sun
November 16, 2019, 11am PST
Have you ever heard of the Salish Sea? Neither have most of the people who live near it, in cities named Seattle and Vancouver.
Phys.org
November 14, 2019, 10am PST
Vancouver has committed to green stormwater infrastructure by approving a Rain City Strategy that establishes an Integrated Stormwater Management Plan for each watershed in the city.
Water Canada
November 10, 2019, 7am PST
The residential development in Vancouver, located on Squamish Nation land, will be significantly larger than what was initially planned.
The Globe and Mail
November 2, 2019, 9am PDT
It seems like a tiny homes would be a good fit for such a small lot as this example in East Vancouver. But this lot is too tiny for even a tiny home.
Vancouver Sun
October 29, 2019, 10am PDT
Renovating old buildings instead of demolishing them as the better "green" option is preservation orthodoxy. But what if the decision between renovation and demolition is less than clear-cut?
Treehugger
October 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Vancouver is scheduled to begin construction on a new subway in 2020, and planners are laying out a vision for the neighborhoods surrounding the new line, including turning Broadway into a "Great Street."
Georgia Straight
September 20, 2019, 10am PDT
What $4 in increased property taxes in the Vancouver region could buy in terms of affordable housing development.
Vancouver Sun
September 16, 2019, 10am PDT
A renewed commitment to pedestrian friendly infrastructure is changing the face of Vancouver and making space for more density.
The Globe and Mail
August 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A tax on non-resident property owners is working as it's intended, as a wave of luxury condo units hit the real estate market all over the city of Vancouver.
The Province
August 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Quayside, Sidewalk Labs' smart city in Toronto, calls for ten tall buildings made entirely of wood. Here's why proponents think mass timber is a good idea, and what obstacles stand in its way.
Smart Cities Dive
July 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
The potential benefits of building tall buildings with wood are numerous.
The Guardian
July 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) named TransLink in Vancouver the best transit system in North America.
Vancouver Sun
July 26, 2019, 5am PDT
Along with new, improved bus service, Vancouver's TransLink launched some snazzy promotional materials.
Vancouver Sun
July 19, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington State released a report detailing the business case for connecting Seattle to Portland and Vancouver by high-speed rail.
Business in Vancouver
June 13, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Victoria is using parking revenue to fund free transit for everyone under 18 years old.
Global News
June 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
The real test of a city’s bike infrastructure isn’t measured in miles of bike lane but in how comfortable and safe they are for everyone.
Fast Company
June 5, 2019, 8am PDT
A motion in Vancouver, British Columbia, calls for reconsidering policies that site multifamily buildings on busy trucking corridors where diesel emissions are high.
The Star
May 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
The state of Washington has allocated funding from its 2019-2021 biennium transportation appropriations bill to study the creation of the Cascadia High Speed Rail Authority.
The Urbanist