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22 hours ago
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
2 days ago
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
April 26, 2019, 10am PDT
Four months after formally recognizing climate change as an emergency, the Vancouver City Council considers six large-scale changes to dramatically reduce city-wide carbon emissions.
Vancouver Sun
April 5, 2019, 10am PDT
Richmond, British Columbia is trying to develop "rental-only zoning" for 60 properties in the city.
Richmond News
March 26, 2019, 10am PDT
With prices listed at $1,600 a month for a studio, $2,800 for a two-bedroom and $3,700 for a three-bedroom, officials in Vancouver, British Columbia are wondering whether the Rent 100 program is achieving its intended goals.
The Star Vancouver
March 5, 2019, 11am PST
Transit oriented development doesn’t have to mean evictions and demolitions for existing renters, but often it does.
The Tyee
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