December 20, 2010, 11am PST
With new skyscrapers planned for Vancouver, some citizens are getting worried about preserving the mountain views. Not to worry, says planning director Brent Toderian.
December 16, 2010, 5am PST
The city of Vancouver is considering a plan to increase maximum building height restrictions in certain parts of town by 100 feet and more.
December 13, 2010, 1pm PST
Planning students at the University of British Columbia unveiled bold new plans for Vancouver for the next 40 years, but as planning director Brent Toderian put it, the plans are "the easy part."
November 19, 2010, 7am PST
The largest bus and transit expo in North America happened this week in Vancouver, and manufacturers showed off the latest in transit technology.
November 11, 2010, 12pm PST
Mayors in metropolitan Vancouver are facing two options for expanding transit service in the region -- and a hard decision about how to generate the funding to make it happen.
November 1, 2010, 6am PDT
Vancouver's liberalized laneway housing zoning is seen as a cost-effective and easy way to densify, make housing more affordable and reduce the city's carbon footprint. But not everyone is on board.
October 30, 2010, 7am PDT
In suburban Vancouver, a small development near a university is trying to replicate the successes of Vancouver's urbanism with dense building clusters and walkable neighborhoods.
October 21, 2010, 1pm PDT
Officials in the Pacific Northwest are calling for a high speed rail line that connects British Columbia with California.
October 1, 2010, 6am PDT
Housing created for the Olympic Village in Vancouver was intended to be reused after the 2010 event as affordable housing. But the province hasn't been able to find an operator. Now the city wants to move ahead without the province's help.
September 29, 2010, 5am PDT
This piece from <em>The Vancouver Sun</em> asks who pays their fair share for roads and transportation infrastructure costs: car drivers or cyclists?
September 28, 2010, 8am PDT
One-way streets are a relatively new phemenon and encourage drivers to drive faster, says John Calimente. He argues it's time to convert Vancouver's one-ways back to their two-way pasts.
September 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Local food advocates have promoted the idea of only eating food raised within 50 miles of your home. But how about 2 blocks? A Vancouver neighborhood experiments in communal growing.
September 4, 2010, 7am PDT
Cycling activists in Vancouver are trying to tout the economic benefits of bike lanes to help build the case for a proposed separated bike lane.
August 20, 2010, 1pm PDT
Despite its reputation as a planner's dream, the city of Vancouver has incredibly high housing prices, which is part of the reason <em>New Geography</em>'s Steve Lafleur calls it a middle class nightmare.
August 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
Canadian cities like Montreal and Vancouver are riding the green train, aiming to transform themselves into some of the greenest cities in the world.
The Canadian Press via Yahoo!
August 13, 2010, 9am PDT
Officials are planning to install a second major separated bike lane in downtown Vancouver. Local business owners are trying to stop them.
July 15, 2010, 5am PDT
Vancouver's streets are buzzing with a new wave of street food vendors, part of a pilot program to expand formalized informal commerce downtown.
June 25, 2010, 8am PDT
The city of Vancouver has announced a plan to dedicate $100,000 to fund neighborhood-based food security projects.
June 24, 2010, 9am PDT
The idea was for the homes to be 'mortgage helpers' or cheaper way to house elderly parents. Since the citywide policy was passed last year, 89 laneways have been approved and some are already generating complaints.
June 16, 2010, 1pm PDT
The new bike lane is fully separated from car traffic and runs downtown on Dunsmuir Street, and is being tested for the next six months for viability.