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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.
June 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A sweeping reform of Seattle's current accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules is currently underway. Proposed legislation sets the stage for an ADU boom to potentially match Vancouver and Portland.
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.
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.
April 30, 2019, 10am PDT
Vancouver wants to rein in traffic speeds as collisions take a rising toll on drivers and pedestrians in the city.
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.
April 7, 2019, 11am PDT
A project is back from the dead in the Pacific Northwest, at least in the eyes of the governors of Oregon and Washington.
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.
March 5, 2019, 11am PST
Transit oriented development doesn’t have to mean evictions and demolitions for existing renters, but often it does.
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.
January 26, 2019, 11am PST
A new report focuses on the consequences of gentrification in Vancouver's Chinatown neighborhood.
January 25, 2019, 10am PST
A big idea is gaining momentum.
January 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.
November 25, 2018, 1pm PST
"Yes we actually did that."
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.
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.
November 7, 2018, 12pm PST
Local elections have consequences.
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.
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.
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.