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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Significant changes to the Contaminated Sites Regulation have been made and are effective November 1, 2017. These changes could have a significant affect on your project! Please read the attached bulletin outlining these changes. 
Thursday, November 24, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND FINALISTS  - UDI AWARDS 2016 Message from UDI President:  It was a great pleasure to help honour the achievements of the development community at the 2016 Urban Development Institute Awards for Excellence. On...
Friday, November 18, 2016
  The Wood Design & Construction Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and systems, including mass timber, and replaces the Wood Solutions Fair and International Wood Symposium. This two-day educational...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Welcome to our first Community Open House. The Post Office has been part of Vancouver’s downtown for over half a century. Bentall Kennedy and our project team are exploring the future of this landmark building, and how it can be given new purpose in the...
Friday, November 4, 2016
The City of New Westminster is developing a Citywide Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP) to guide the planning, funding, and development of stormwater management initiatives for the City. The ISMP will establish a practical plan to enhance our...
Monday, October 24, 2016
How community plans build livable neighbourhoods urban developmentBy ANNE McMULLIN On July 28, 2016, the City of Vancouver approved the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.  The plan adds thousands of units of social and market rental and...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
UDI Members, As you are aware, the Federal Government has ordered a review of the drywall tariffs in Western Canada. As of September 6, 2016, all imported drywall is subjected to a 105.2% to 276.5% tariff. We urge you to send a letter to...
Monday, October 17, 2016
      Rethinking material inputs to scaling transformative business models Cross-cutting discussions on Innovation in the Marketplace Instigating a Repair and Reuse Revolution Looking at the...
Friday, October 14, 2016
Are you part of the large majority of British Columbians who support responsible development?  Sign the petition to Get2Yes on more housing options in your community. 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Development Cost Charges The City of Port Moody is updating its Development Cost Charges (DCC) Bylaw to reflect the infrastructure requirements of new development. Port Moody’s existing DCC Bylaw was adopted in 1986 and updated in 1993. The majority of...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Timber Pre-Fabrication Construction Workshop “The Design and Building of the Brock Commons! World’s Tallest Wood Building” Date: November 3rd, 2016 *note one-day date change*Time: 8:00am – 5:00pmLocation:  Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre...
Monday, October 3, 2016
October 3, 2016 News Release -  We cannot tax our way to housing affordability says UDI President Anne McMulllin In the midst of developing a National Housing Strategy, the Federal Government announced today they will close capital gains...
Monday, October 3, 2016
We are all in agreement – density and transit belong together. The BC Government’s recent   roundtable discussions resulted in a strong consensus regarding the impact and role of transit in   enabling liveable communities in Metro...
Friday, September 30, 2016
      CBN Member Newsflash: September 2016 - #2   The Brownies are HereHave You Nominated Your Project/Program Yet? Could your project/program be one of the 2016 Brownie Award winners? There are many Canadian brownfield projects out...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The City of Richmond is reviewing the City’s Private Development Public Art Program regarding voluntary public art contributions and the City’s approval process for developer voluntary public art contributions on private property.Please take a few...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
  The Federal Government is currently seeking feedback on a new National Housing Strategy to address housing affordability throughout Canada.  The UDI is a non-partisan national association of the development industry and has long been...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Please see the attached presenation from the City of Vancouver on low rise housing updates to the VBBL.     
Monday, September 26, 2016
UDI's Editor-At-Large David Allison calls for an end to the racist rhetoric that permeates the housing debate.  
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Federal Government has imposed a tariff on drywall material that has serious consequences for housing affordability. Last Tuesday the Canada Border Services Agency imposed the preliminary tariff of up to 276 per cent on U.S. gypsum board imported...
Monday, September 19, 2016
The BC Government is committing $500 million to supplying 2,900 rental units for British Columbians. The Urban Development Institute applauds the Government for reinvesting tax revenues toward creating more affordable homes. At the September 19th news...