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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Enter your predictions for the 2015 UDI Forecast Contest now. Deadline: January 31st 2015. The winner will announced at the January 2016 Forecast Lunch. Congratulations to the 2014 Forecast Prize Winner Diane Delves of Quantum Properties. 
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Vancouver, B.C. – The Urban Development Institute (UDI) is pleased to be a member of the broad-based coalition of business, labour, environment, student, community, health and other groups, known as the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition. “Today...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
AN EXCEPTIONAL METRO VANCOUVER INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY We want your business—it’s as simple as that. That’s why we developed incentive programs that take a great investment opportunity and make it even better. The Town Centre and the ...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thank you to all 1125 people, including 5 mayors, who attended the January 22nd UDI Forecast Lunch.  This year Brian McCauley of Concert Properties moderated the discussion with industry leaders Neil Chrystal of Polygon Homes, Kevin...
Friday, January 16, 2015
2015 International Wood SymposiumValue, Quality and Efficiency: Taking Design and Construction to the Next Level Date: January 29, 2015Time: 7:30am – 8:15am Registration & Continental Breakfast I 8:15am – 4:45pm ...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
News Release  January 15, 2015   Better Transit and Transportation Coalition says Canadian Taxpayers Federation new “plan” is only a predictable and repetitive complaint     METRO VANCOUVER – The much-touted alternative transit and...
Monday, January 12, 2015
KERRY GOLD, Special to The Globe and Mail Published  Friday, Jan. 09 2015, 1:42 PM EST Last updated Friday, Jan. 09 2015, 4:23 PM EST   Urban churches are sitting on some of the priciest real estate in the province, and they’re using...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
12 Affordable Housing Ideas for Vancouver Mon, 02 Feb 2015 7:00 PM Vancouver will always be an expensive place to live. However, with innovative planning and financing ideas, we can create more affordable housing choices throughout the region....
Monday, January 5, 2015
The City is making changes to the building grades application process to reduce processing time for most applicants and help expedite the development process. Up until January 1, 2015, the City set building grades for all new developments or reviewed...
Friday, December 19, 2014
UDI is pleased to partner with Shaw TV on the “UDI Development of the Month” series. The series showcases the amenity contributions, sustainability features and economic impacts of real estate development projects throughout Metro Vancouver, Fraser...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Source:The Buzzer Blog http://buzzer.translink.ca/       Delegations from around the globe travel to Vancouver to meet with TransLink Left to Right: Guy Akester, Derrick Cheung, Ian Jarvis, Ibrahim Aleid, Saud Al-Saud, Ibrahim Alrajeh...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
What is the transportation referendum? The referendum will give Metro Vancouver residents the opportunity to vote on a funding source for proposed new transportation investments, including: better service on existing SkyTrain and bus...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
For the last 26 years, every January has seen The Vancouver Board of Trade's annual Economic Outlook Forum kick off the Board of Trade's high-profile conference schedule. The forum - which takes place on Friday, January 16, 2015 - takes a timely look at...
Monday, December 15, 2014
This study provides estimates of the economic impact in 2013 of BC’srental-housing industry on the economies of BC and the rest of Canada.          Key Findings: In 2013, BC’s rental housing industry: ·    ...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
 Do you support a 0.5 per cent increase in Provincial Sales Tax in Metro Vancouver? That's the question Metro Vancouver mayors approved today as means to pay for a proposed $7.5 billion upgrade/expansion to the regional transit and transportation...
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Getting To Groundbreaking (G2G), a first of its kind annual report on the residential approval process in metro Vancouver focuses on the processes, experiences, and policies of residential building approvals.  The Greater Vancouver Home Builders'...
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Vancouver, B.C. - At the 30th anniversary of its biennial awards on Wednesday night, November 26th, the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region (UDI) announced the winners of the 2014 UDI Awards for Excellence.   “The UDI Awards are the premier...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
BUILDING ENERGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Get a career in green, sustainable building management with the Building Energy and Resource Management (BERM) program at Douglas College. This two-semester program is designed to provide you with the specific...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Interest rate alignment drops mortgage rates slightly   By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun November 20, 2014 As the major banks became more aligned in their five-year interest rates, the cost of borrowing to buy a home dropped to the...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The China Effect on Vancouver's Housing MarketThe Conference Board of Canada, November 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST Live Webinar by Robin WiebeThis live webinar will explore the state of the Vancouver housing market, the underlying...