Vancouver

December 14, 2015, 1pm PST
Leading other expensive cities in North America, Vancouver, British Columbia is quickly adding accessory dwelling units as a result of permissive regulations approved in 2009.
Citiscope
November 12, 2015, 9am PST
A 12-story residential tower proposed for a Vancouver neighborhood is receiving pushback from housing advocates and the local Chinese community.
The Province
October 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Vancouver City Council took a major step forward this week with an idea that it's been mulling for years: to tear down the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts located in the city's downtown.
CBC News
September 13, 2015, 7am PDT
A proposal to remove two viaducts in Vancouver, under study since 2011, might soon reach a final decision.
Vancity Buzz
August 13, 2015, 8am PDT
Brian Jackson will retire after stepping down from his position as chief planner for the city of Vancouver.
The Globe and Mail
August 1, 2015, 7am PDT
This piece from the Vancouver Sun advocates using land value capture taxes to fund transit and related improvements. Such a tax would target speculation, the author writes, rather than productive activity.
The Vancouver Sun
July 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
Millennials are loving their center cities these days, with their lofts and bars and yoga studios. But what happens when Millennials start to have families and don't quite fit, physically or culturally, into city life anymore?
Next City
Blog post
May 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
In Vancouver, British Columbia, dramatic reductions in automobile travel and resulting benefits demonstrate that integrated TDM and smart growth policies can help create cities that are healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Todd Litman
May 16, 2015, 11am PDT
Vancouver, British Columbia's Heritage Action Plan went into effect in January of this year. According to an article in the Vancouver Courier, the policy has failed to achieve its intended goals.
Vancouver Courier
April 28, 2015, 10am PDT
For all the discussion about affordable housing at the APA National Conference in Seattle last week, clear solutions have yet to emerge. Polycentric regional planning is one long-term goal.
CityLab
Blog post
March 19, 2015, 5am PDT
Planners can do a better job communicating the benefits of high quality public transit and transit-oriented development. We can learn from marketing professionals—it's time to channel Don Draper.
Todd Litman
February 8, 2015, 5am PST
Canadian cities are no strangers to rankings of the world's most functional, attractive cities. Even so, the mayors of Canada's 22 largest cities want national leaders in Ottawa to adopt an even more explicitly pro-urban national agenda.
Toronto Globe and Mail
January 26, 2015, 10am PST
Vancouver created its MX zone as a solution to a persistent challenge for planners—how to retain industrial jobs and affordable housing in downtowns.
The Globe and Mail
January 12, 2015, 9am PST
Bloomberg Businessweek examines the failed Columbia River Crossing project as a poster child for how political dysfunction is derailing critically needed infrastructure.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
December 29, 2014, 8am PST
Environmentalists and developers are in a race against time to prevent a proposed oil-by-rail facility in Vancouver, Washington.
New York Times
December 6, 2014, 1pm PST
Eric Jaffe examines the successful (on the third try) bike lane on the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver as a case study in pushing a difficult project through to completion.
CityLab
November 26, 2014, 12pm PST
A proposed oil-by-rail facility proposed for the Port of Vancouver could set a new standard for capacity.
The Columbian
November 23, 2014, 7am PST
Melbourne has topped numerous global lists for its quality of life, but it certainly has room to improve. Former Vancouver Planning Director Brent Toderian sees lessons from his hometown for the world class city down under.
3AW
October 15, 2014, 7am PDT
A system similar to that which heated Roman baths could become a key cog in the future of heating in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Citiscope
May 23, 2014, 11am PDT
A slew of analysis in recent weeks has examined the negative consequences of foreign real estate speculation in cities like New York City, London, and Vancouver.
The New Yorker