May 17, 2011, 11am PDT
Only 10% of the City of Vancouver, B.C. isn't zoned for residences, and that 10% holds 50% of the city's jobs. Planning director Brent Toderian says it is imperative to preserve the remaining industrial land for employment.
April 8, 2011, 8am PDT
Canadian cities are facing major backlogs in terms of maintaining and updating infrastructure. Putting off the work is expected to cost cities billions.
April 5, 2011, 6am PDT
This piece from <em>The Vancouver Sun</em> looks into the controversy surrounding the removal of trees in the city, and what would have to be done to begin encouraging more tree plantings in the city.
February 10, 2011, 6am PST
The city of Burnaby, near Vancouver, may soon approve a proposed gondola line connecting university students to rest of city.
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.
October 6, 2010, 12pm PDT
A new report suggests that making policies in Canada to avoid urban sprawl development will reduce pollution and boost the economy.
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?
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.
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 14, 2010, 10am PDT
The relatively tropical seaside resort of Sochi, Russia will play host to the 2014 Winter Olympics. But building the infrastructure to support those games has become a major challenge for officials.
May 27, 2010, 11am PDT
A 30-story residential building will be at the core of a transit-oriented development project at Canada Line's Marine Drive Station in Vancouver.
May 6, 2010, 9am PDT
The city of Vancouver is looking to expand its bike network with the proposal of a $25 million investment in bicycle infrastructure over the next two years.
March 11, 2010, 9am PST
The small community of Tofino on Vancouver Island is looking to ban all future franchise retail establishments from moving into town.
January 26, 2010, 2pm PST
Dubbed "micro-lofts", these tiny units are going up in an historic building in Vancouver, B.C.
January 26, 2010, 7am PST
A university in British Columbia is opening a "biological pest control laboratory" to develop strategies for small and urban farms to control pests through microbe- and insect-based systems.