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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Registrations are in full swing for the International Housing & Home Warranty Conference (IHHWC) taking place Sept. 7 to 10 in scenic Vancouver, British Columbia. Entitled Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century, the conference will give speakers...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
BY WYATT ARNDT, SPECIAL TO THE PROVINCE JULY 28, 2014 One of the hot topics in Vancouver is usually the local real estate market. Whether you’re looking to buy, or looking to sell, people are always interested in the state of the market; so I...
Friday, July 25, 2014
July 22, 2014 By Joannah Connelly, REW.ca   Investment in new housing construction in BC in May fell 2.7 per cent compared with April – but increased 12.3 per cent year over year, according to Statistics Canada data released July 22. $604.9 million...
Friday, July 25, 2014
July 16, 2014 By Susan M Boyce, REW.ca   You know where they are… at least, you do now. They’re the neighbourhoods that yesterday were discussed quietly, often with a mild disdain — as if nobody who was anybody could possibly consider a home there....
Friday, July 25, 2014
July 18, 2014 By REW.ca   It used to be that Vancouver’s South Downtown – increasingly referred to to as SoDo – was a rather seedy area you passed through as you drove between Yaletown and the West End. Not anymore. The neighbourhood, which is...
Friday, July 25, 2014
July 24, 2014 By REW.ca   Arc Vancouver, Concord Pacific’s latest development proposal for the new False Creek Central district, made up of two residential towers joined by skybridges at three levels, has received rezoning approval by Vancouver...
Friday, July 25, 2014
July 23, 2014 By Joannah Connelly, REW.ca   In a city packed with notoriously pricey homes – and plenty of rich folk to live in them – it is endlessly fascinating to discover which neighbourhoods boast the most expensive real estate and are home to...
Friday, July 25, 2014
July 22, 2014 By Susan M. Boyce, REW.ca   A dynamic new concept in place-making and sustainable living is taking hold of our cities. Its roots are in the multi-generational village that’s long been the historical norm, but make no mistake, this ain’...
Friday, July 25, 2014
July 21, 2014 By Joannah Connelly, REW.ca   The City handed out a record $1.12 billion in building permits in the first half of 2014, the highest total value for a six-month period since before the 2008 recession, according to a City of...
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...