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Friday, March 27, 2015
Come show your support for the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition “YES” vote in Metro Vancouver’s transportation plebiscite. The “YES” campaign will hold a mid-campaign rally on Wednesday April 1, 2015 and we would love you to join us...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Building Act received Royal Assent on March 25, 2015. This represents a significant milestone in modernizing B.C.’s building regulatory system. It is a critical step in creating a more efficient and effective building regulatory system. The...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Half of the world's population now lives in cities. This means the mandate for transformative service delivery continues to test even the most visionary urban leaders and planners. Are you an influential senior leader or innovator who has been...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Four experts outline the benefits of having better transit and transportation that voters should have in mind for the Metro Vancouver transit referendum.   Panelists: Iain Black - President, Vancouver Board of Trade and Co-chair, Better Transit and...
Monday, March 23, 2015
We are looking for three (3) enthusiastic and engaged members to join the Women of UDI Committee! This volunteer position would be for a two-year term. Criteria of Committee Members: Commit to attending quarterly Committee meetings Commit to attending...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Our transportation choices have a profound impact on how we and future generations will live in this region. We need a well-planned and appropriately capitalized transit system that will keep pace with the growth of our region. More rapid transit in...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
About THE ART OF WAR Series: Leadership Stories from the TrenchesPlaying with the theses in Sun Tzu’s book on military strategy, we engage prominent business leaders in conversation around how they've successfully (and unsuccessfully) used...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Checked your mail today? If you’re a registered voter, you’ll be getting your voting package for the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite! Not sure what it’s all about? We’ve got a video here from the City of Vancouver that helps...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
In the coming months, Metro Vancouver residents will be voting on a new transportation package proposed by The Mayor’s Council. A successful “yes” vote in this plebiscite will be a triumph; its failure a historic loss. One way or another, we will be...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Universities and colleges across Metro Vancouver are voting YES in the Metro Vancouver Transportation Referendum, for increased access and better transit for their students and workers.
Monday, March 9, 2015
BCLI recommends new approach to terminating a strata Vancouver, 20 February 2015—In its just-published Report on Terminating a Strata, BCLI is calling on British Columbia’s legislature to amend the Strata Property Act, reforming how that act deals with...
Monday, March 9, 2015
By Benjamin Dachis - C.D. Howe Institute   Traffic congestion slows down traffic – that is the visible cost of congestion. But it also causes people to forgo trips that they otherwise would take. This is the hidden cost of congestion.  ...
Thursday, March 5, 2015
There has been a recent landmark victory at the Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) on the method of splitting assessed values between residential and business tax classes for mixed-use projects under construction. The concept appears simple and in...
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency - Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Shortlist Partners to Develop City Lands The Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency seeks responses to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from interested partners with experience in...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The following is a message from BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay. Note that it applies only to Part 9 building projects. Dear Industry and Consumer Advisory Council Members: I am very pleased to share with you today’s important announcement from the...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Dear UDI members, We’d like to hear your thoughts on the Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit, which was launched in April 2014 as a project of the Provincial Health Services Authority and the Healthy Built Environment Alliance. The Toolkit is...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We are a registered non profit society consisting of about 10 North Shore families who have been working together since 2010 to secure semi-independent housing for our family members who are young adults with a developmental disability. The term “...
Monday, February 23, 2015
VANCOUVER -- Last week’s Insights West poll shows No-side support firming up and growing momentum. So, let’s say the No side prevails. Yay! Now what? Recall the mayors and abolish TransLink? Sack its board of directors? Ruthlessly downsize...
Friday, February 20, 2015
 This panel discussion, hosted by IBPSA - BC, will provide tips on what it takes to reach upcoming VBBL and LEED (including V4) energy targets. Representing a wealth of experience, our panelists will help uncover common communication barriers within...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
UDI partnered in a study about small market housing experiences in BC and other jurisdictions.  Read the full report  - see pages 7-8 for summary infographics. The partners for this research project are the Real Estate Institute of British...