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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun Vancouver, already known for a public art program that has spawned works such as Bill Reid’s Killer Whale, Yue Minjun’s A-maze-ing Laughter (the laughing men), Liz Magor’s Lightshed, and a legion of other lesser-known pieces,...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The BERM program,  a robust training ground for building energy and resource management professionals is pleased to announce that fall courses are now ready for registration ·         Students registering...
Monday, July 14, 2014
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/11/2014 For further information contact:  Kieron Hunt 604-888-6680                   CTA Architects Engineers goes Canadian as Cushing...
Friday, June 27, 2014
June 24 2014 Today, City Council approved a motion extending the implementation of the new building bylaw from July 1, 2014, to January 1, 2015. The existing Vancouver Building Bylaw will remain in place until the end of 2014. Additional six months...
Monday, June 16, 2014
LANGLEY – The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) awarded its prestigious BC Economic Development Community Project Award (population over 20,000) to the City of Langley for its innovative Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy.

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Friday, June 13, 2014
The Urban Development Institute (UDI) is supportive of the Metro Vancouver transportation vision announced by the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation. The Mayor’s Council has provided a comprehensive and balanced vision that meets the needs of...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation has developed a common vision and action plan for improved transportation for Metro Vancouver.       The proposed transportation investments include: Light Rail Transit in Surrey Broadway...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA) UDI is pleased to announce that several improvements and clarifications to REDMA have been passed with Bill 17, Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, receiving Royal Assent on May 29th.  The...
Monday, June 9, 2014
There are many reasons why Vancouver’s housing market is expensive, but here are five ideas that could help boost the supply and bring down the prices:   Build more townhomes Building more in-demand townhomes (and triplexes and even...
Monday, June 9, 2014
Update on City of Vancouver Development Cost Levies (DCLs): New Annual Inflation Adjusted DCL Rates Proposed for Sept 30, 2014 On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, City Council will decide on new inflation-adjusted annual rates for City-wide and Area-...
Friday, May 30, 2014
City of Vancouver invites entries for inaugural Urban Design Awards The City of Vancouver invites entries for its inaugural Urban Design Awards which will celebrate design excellence in our city. Submissions are now being accepted for designs that...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:45 PM VICTORIA - Twenty-five British Columbians who have contributed to the province in extraordinary ways will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order,...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Compact, convenient neighbourhoods close to amenities and transportation are creating jobs and attracting new homeowners BY ANNE McMULLIN Mixed-use communities can be excellent examples of convenience, sustainability and the efficient use of a limited...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
News Release KAY MEEK CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AND GROSVENOR AMERICAS ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION THEATRE NAMING PARTNERSHIP May 19, 2014 WEST VANCOUVER, BC - The Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts and property development and investment group...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
In 2015, Metro Vancouver plans to implement a Clean Wood Disposal Ban at all Metro Vancouver and City of Vancouver disposal facilities (Regional Facilities).  Until June 5th, Metro Vancouver is seeking input on the proposed Disposal Ban through an...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Want to share something at QUEST2014, December 1-3 in Vancouver? Submit an Abstract using the list of "Hot Topics" for QUEST2014.     Hot Topics for QUEST2014: Implementing Community Energy Plans Governance and Ownership Models for Community...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Missed the UDI AGM & Lunch with Bob Rennie? Watch Bob's speech on UDI's YouTube channel and catch up on all of the stats and info you need to know!  
Friday, May 16, 2014
Rennie praises Burnaby and pans David Suzuki in his annual keynote speech to Vancouver's development community Each year for the past decade, Vancouver’s über condo marketer Bob Rennie has delivered the keynote address at the Urban Development Institute’...
Friday, May 16, 2014
OLDER PEOPLE IN Greater Vancouver are sitting on phenomenal housing wealth—and this will transform the residential real-estate market in the coming years. That was one of the key messages delivered by Vancouver condo king Bob Rennie in an hourlong...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Baby boomers in Metro Vancouver are sitting on more than $163 billion in mortgage-free property at a time when demand is increasing for new forms of affordable housing, real estate guru Bob Rennie said Thursday. In his annual statistics-filled address to...