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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Project Delivery Models 2016 Chaired by: Doug Sanders, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP September 27th, 2016    SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, Vancouver, BC Selecting the most appropriate project delivery strategy...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Please be advised that new inflation adjusted DCL rates, Fixed Rate CAC Targets and Density Bonus contributions are proposed to come into effect on September 30, 2016. Staff will be recommending these new rates to Council on July 27, 2016. The proposed...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Vancouver - Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson today pressed the provincial government to take action against owners of vacant homes, namely through taxation, in an effort to increase rental housing supply. While the Urban Development Institute (UDI)...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Office of the Mayor                 Vancouver takes next steps on taxing empty homes   Unprecedented 0.6 per cent rental vacancy rate means only...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Urban Development Institute (UDI) wants to congratulate the Metro Vancouver mayors and the Provincial and Federal governments on their announcement today of $616 million in funding for transit projects across Metro Vancouver.   Today...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
UDI Editor at Large David Allison recaps his experience at the 'Women Celebrating Women 2016' event.
Friday, June 10, 2016
High house prices are making home ownership an unaffordable dream for many in Vancouver. So what's the solution? CBC's Natalie Clancy moderates a discussion on housing affordability in Vancouver with NDP MLA David Eby and Anne McMullin of ...
Monday, June 6, 2016
Last week, Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for TransLink, announced $246 million of provincial funding for the Mayors’ Council Transportation and Transit Plan. This follows the federal...
Monday, June 6, 2016
"We have to change the narrative" Bob Rennie of Rennie Marketing Systems delivers his final address to the Urban Development Institute (UDI) on June 2, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. After 14 years of these annual presentations they have become a...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Vancouver doesn’t know what it’s missing, says a commercial real estate industry group that’s taking the city to task for what critics say is an opaque system of negotiating community amenity contributions (CACs). “I know quite a few projects and pension...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Metro Vancouver is one of the world’s most livable cities, but skyrocketing housing costs and inadequate transportation systems are eroding its ability to attract young talent and business investment, a new report suggests. The report...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Owning a home in Vancouver gets further and further out of reach with each passing month. Just three per cent of Vancouverites can now afford to buy a house in the city, the UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability Index for the first quarter of 2016 shows....
Thursday, May 12, 2016
For a recap of the the Urban Development Institute's activity over the past year, including policy advocacy, events, committees/partnerships, and communications, click below to read the 2015/2016 Annual Report. Included in the report: Message from...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
A donation page has been set-up for the Red Cross. Urgent emergency services are required to support displaced individuals and families.   CLICK HERE TO DONATE  URL: www.redcross.ca/udibc   UDI will acknowledge the top donors at a...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Every two years, REFBC hosts the Land Awards Gala, where we recognize innovation, leadership and collaboration in sustainable land use. The Foundation presents three Land Awards – one each to a public, private and non-profit organization – and one Land...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Britco will be hosting a tour of their modular construction facility in Agassiz. During the tour, you’ll see the various stages of the modules they are currently building for a permanent 42-room lodge. They will explain how off-site...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Getting to Groundbreaking (G2G) examines the residential building approval process in the metro Vancouver region. The second year of the study focused exclusively on woodframe apartment buildings. UDI is proud to partner with GVHBA, and SFU Urban Studies...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The Urban Development Institute (UDI) applauds today’s announcement by the Federal to provide $460 million over the next three years to fund transit infrastructure in British Columbia. UDI has always been a proud supporter of transit investments. More...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) is offering a 2-hour Building Smart Seminar   Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 and Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Attend: Online (webinar attendees can log in at 8:00 a.m., program begins at...
Monday, April 4, 2016
The Housing Choice and Environmental Impacts Calculator is a new tool that communicates the trade-offs of different housing choices in the lower mainland of British Columbia, specifically Metro Vancouver. The calculator provides a comparative...