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April 29, 2021, 8am PDT
The proposal would let non-profits build housing developments of up to six stories without a public rezoning process in mid-rise neighborhoods.
The Province
April 13, 2021, 8am PDT
In its efforts to build a more environmentally sustainable region by prioritizing transit and transit-oriented development, cities in the Vancouver region also create displacement risks for people who already use and depend on transit.
The Tyee
January 28, 2021, 9am PST
Vancouver is considering eliminating a rezoning application, which could save non-profit developers up to two years in the city's approvals process.
Daily Hive
January 11, 2021, 9am PST
Cities like Vancouver are rethinking parking minimums as they try to meet climate goals, reduce traffic, and reallocate street space to other modes.
Sightline
December 31, 2020, 9am PST
A regional high-speed rail network could be coming to the Pacific Northwest, linking cities from Oregon to British Columbia.
The Urbanist
November 29, 2020, 11am PST
The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax will soon be three times as high as it was when adopted in 2017.
CTV News Vancouver
October 29, 2020, 8am PDT
The city of Vancouver's new Climate Emergency Action Plan incorporates a comprehensive scope of goals, including affordability, public health, and social equity, which can help build broad public support.
City of Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan
October 21, 2020, 8am PDT
It will take a combination of local, provincial, and federal funding, but Vancouver, B.C. recently approved the most ambitious vision anywhere in North America to directly address homelessness and housing affordability challenges.
Globe and Mail
August 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
What's good for pension funds and real estate investment trusts is likely bad for renters.
Vancouver Sun
June 24, 2020, 7am PDT
An urban planner in Vancouver defines the roots of racism in city building, and calls on urban planners to be more effective anti-racist allies.
The Tyee
June 17, 2020, 8am PDT
High-speed rail advocates in the Pacific Northwest are pushing for a high-speed link between Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland to be part of future economic stimulus spending in the United States.
The Urbanist
May 3, 2020, 9am PDT
Sad days for public transit agencies in Canadian cities could be a sign of layoffs to come for U.S. transit agencies.
Vancouver Sun
January 26, 2020, 11am PST
After a brief appearance in 2012, ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft had yet to touch down in Vancouver, British Columbia. That changed on January 24.
Quartz
January 21, 2020, 10am PST
A Pew Stateline article tackles the challenges of reducing carbon emissions from transportation compared to electricity generation and looks at recent initiatives announced by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee aimed at decarbonizing transportation.
Pew Stateline
December 20, 2019, 8am PST
Real estate prices in Toronto and Vancouver continue to rise, but there is not consensus about what is behind the growing housing crisis and the best solutions to pursue.
The Star
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