January 25, 2018, 9am PST
Canadian cities are expensive, but, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute in Toronto, they have room to spare for more housing .
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.
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.
December 12, 2017, 6am PST
The Washington Post examines "missing middle" housing as a solution for retaining millennials in cities and interior suburbs. There is still some question, however, about whether millennials are actually leaving urban areas.
December 6, 2017, 9am PST
Universities in the Vancouver area and across Canada are developing housing and investing in amenities, and getting a return on investment that helps the bottom line
December 4, 2017, 10am PST
Vancouver, often cited as a model of transportation planning success, is very carefully considering the idea of a streetcar.
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.
November 26, 2017, 1pm PST
Not forcing "style-matching" are among the recommendations for a good accessory dwelling unit (ADU) policy
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.
October 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Vancouver shows how to retrofit suburban sprawl with transit and density at a recent Lambda Alpha International event, attended and recounted by development consultant Jim Chappell.
October 25, 2017, 8am PDT
Labor leaders argue that curbing real estate speculation is Vancouver's best chance at lowering housing costs.
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.
September 12, 2017, 5am PDT
Plans to densify a busy Vancouver corridor have prompted concern among public health experts.
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September 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
In a controversy that recalls the ongoing debate about "free range children," B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development is telling one family that their kids aren't old enough to ride the bus alone.
August 25, 2017, 10am PDT
UBC's Patrick Condon argues that for Vancouver and cities like it, simply adding supply at any level doesn't get at the root causes of the global affordable housing crisis.
August 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
July 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Vancouver's exploding housing prices are caused by income inequality, housing scarcity, and a housing bubble, not by foreign investors and vacant housing units.
June 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
Urbanist Brent Toderian does not begrudge NIMBYs; he values them. In an interview with David Roberts of Vox, he explains that the problem doesn't lie with development opponents as much as it does with the decision-makers.
May 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
According to Smart Growth America, more than 1,000 local, regional, and state agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies, which means many suburban communities, like Vancouver, Washington, are focusing on safety for all users.
May 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver have all prioritized the design and implementation of bike infrastructure. A study of how each is implementing its goals reveals the many ways cities can decide to make healthy, active transportation a priority.