September 5, 2009, 9am PDT
2010 will bring with it a series of huge international events -- the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the World Cup in South Africa and the World Expo in Shanghai. Though seen as major opportunities for their hosts, these events can also be dangerous.
August 22, 2009, 5am PDT
The City of Vancouver, B.C. is shifting its focus away from skyscrapers and condos and into more "hidden" and "invisible" ways of creating density like laneway housing.
August 17, 2009, 2pm PDT
A new rail line connecting Vancouver to its airport is highly anticipated in the region. The costs and construction disturbances, are causing some concern, however.
August 13, 2009, 3am PDT
Iconic Olympic venues may not be the best take-away from next Winter's games in Vancouver. The real benefit for the city may be its new rapid transit line, according to this article.
August 11, 2009, 3am PDT
Local businesses on a busy Vancouver street that had been hosting weekly car-free events this summer have protested and effectively cancelled the event.
August 4, 2009, 12pm PDT
Typically at the top of "best cities" lists, Vancouver and Portland are highly coveted places. This piece looks at why Portland is really number one.
July 23, 2009, 1pm PDT
The City Council of Vancouver recently gave developers the ability to create smaller units attached to condos for buyers to use as rental property.
July 23, 2009, 7am PDT
Vancouver's development for the 2010 Winter Olympics will be a long-term benefit for the city, according to Olympics advisers. Some say the positive impact is already being seen.
July 21, 2009, 11am PDT
As a planned rapid transit line gets closer to completion in Vancouver, there's a debate brewing about what sort of development should spring up around it.
July 17, 2009, 12pm PDT
Vancouver is hoping to build the greenest Olympic Village yet as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter games. But there are some challenges facing the ambitious plans.
July 14, 2009, 2pm PDT
Vancouver, B.C. is experimenting with closing one lane of the Burrard Bridge to traffic to add a bike lane. Cheryl Chan reports from Day 1 of the lane closure. Was traffic affected?
July 14, 2009, 8am PDT
The city of Vancouver is going to begin requiring that a certain amount of electric car charging stations be included in all new residential developments.
July 1, 2009, 5am PDT
In this video from the City of Vancouver, planners give a tour of the city's system of bike lanes. Bicycling is the fastest growing means of transportation in the city, and cars have actually declined.
June 2, 2009, 2pm PDT
The False Creek Shoreline in northeast Vancouver has been slated for decades for significant commercial development. Today, planners proposed taking the area in a new direction.
May 28, 2009, 10am PDT
...now that the self-balancing unicycle is here, courtesy of Vancouver inventor Daniel Wood.
May 8, 2009, 7am PDT
With goals of LEED-certification and plans for reuse after the games, Vancouver's Olympic Village is being called a model for event-based sustainability.
May 7, 2009, 10am PDT
In a policy shift, the Vancouver City Council voted to limit the number of new condos being built downtown in order to preserve room for office space.
April 30, 2009, 10am PDT
Urban planning is falling into obsolescence, according to this piece, but employing old bottom-up techniques that value input from a variety of sources will make it relevant again.
April 21, 2009, 6am PDT
This piece from <em>National Geographic</em> looks at how green roofs are sweeping across the tops of buildings all over the world.
April 7, 2009, 6am PDT
As planning director of Vancouver until 2006, Larry Beasley was instrumental in the creation of the downtown's new form. Since stepping down, he's been spreading the word across the globe of what makes Vancouverism work so well.