British Columbia

2 days ago
More study is needed, but the concept of driving people to drive around metropolitan Vancouver has passed its first test.
CBC News
May 7, 2018, 8am PDT
The Golden State may have the nation's most severe housing crisis, but there is one area of state housing policy where it shines, becoming a model for other states that want to advance accessory dwelling units, also called granny or in-law units.
Next City
May 1, 2018, 10am PDT
In Seattle, securing every new bike lane seems like a "tooth and nail" fight. But across a border to the north, vigorous initial opposition melted away as a connected system took shape.
The Seattle Times
April 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Vancouver's success in growing its ridership of public transit is thanks, in no small part, to large investments in rail and bus service.
Vancouver Sun
March 25, 2018, 7am PDT
The proposal promises a one-hour commute between Vancouver and Seattle.
The Urbanist
March 22, 2018, 8am PDT
Thousands of homes in the city were found to be underused and subject to a vacancy tax.
The Guardian
March 9, 2018, 11am PST
Vancouver's mile-long street car was built for the Olympics and ran for only 60 days, but some of the city's residents want that service back.
Next City
January 17, 2018, 8am PST
A controversial proposal has incited new debate about the causes of Vancouver's skyrocketing housing prices. Potential solutions depend on an accurate diagnosis.
CBC News
December 30, 2017, 11am PST
Faced with a booming population and heavy peak traffic during tourists seasons, Whistler decided to make transit much more affordable—ridership increased as a result.
CBC News
December 26, 2017, 1pm PST
The state of Washington has taken a first, serious look at a high-speed rail project linking Vancouver in British Columbia to Seattle and Portland.
Vancouver Sun
December 4, 2017, 10am PST
Vancouver, often cited as a model of transportation planning success, is very carefully considering the idea of a streetcar.
The Globe and Mail
December 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Vancouver is famous for high-rises and a decidedly urban quality of life, but housing prices are still skyrocketing. A new ten-year housing strategy proposes a few drastic measures to rebalance the market's scales.
Vancouver Sun
November 26, 2017, 1pm PST
Not forcing "style-matching" are among the recommendations for a good accessory dwelling unit (ADU) policy
CityLab
November 14, 2017, 2pm PST
Traffic officials around the world are testing 3-D crosswalks in hopes of slowing traffic, and having some success
The Boston Globe
November 14, 2017, 11am PST
The trends in the Vancouver housing market have reverted back to normal, after a foreign buyers tax that went into effect in 2016 had an initial effect on parts of the market.
CBC News
October 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
All the details on the new information kiosks expected to hit Philadelphia streets—80 on Center City and University City sidewalks and 20 more in other parts of the city.
Philadelphia Inquirrer
October 25, 2017, 8am PDT
Labor leaders argue that curbing real estate speculation is Vancouver's best chance at lowering housing costs.
The Vancouver Sun
September 30, 2017, 11am PDT
The government of British Columbia, put in power this year with the help of the BC Green Party, is shoring up its climate change action resume.
Sightline Institute
September 29, 2017, 7am PDT
Seattle appears to be following the Vancouver, B.C. model by increasing population and residential density while investing in transit. If it works, traffic congestion will not deteriorate, and vehicle trips should drop.
Governing
September 12, 2017, 5am PDT
Plans to densify a busy Vancouver corridor have prompted concern among public health experts.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)