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Thursday, April 17, 2014
  Dr. David Suzuki keynote speaker at IFMA SILVER GALA EVENT Please join us at the Vancouver Playhouse on May 1st as we welcome Dr. David Suzuki to speak to us on “Sustainability and the Built...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Moving in a Livable Region survey is live! And, by completing it, you could win an iPad mini!   A group of local government, businesses and community organizations called Moving in a Livable Region have prepared this commuter survey to collect...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Community Amenity Contributions: What are they and why should I care? Real estate dominates news headlines but the topic can also be a confusing one, full of complicated acronyms and convoluted lingo. Fortunately, at the Urban Development Institute (UDI...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
HOMELESSNESS PARTNERING STRATEGY (HPS) HOUSING FIRST READINESS CALL FOR PROPOSALS  Metro Vancouver in partnership with the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) announces a Call for Proposals (CFP) for Housing First...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival presents   World Green City Lecture   Monday, April 7 2-4pm UBC Robson Square Theatre C300 (800 Robson St.)   Featuring Teresa Coady, Dr. Ray Cole and Gordon Shymko   Our panel of experts from UNEP...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development has released two publications on Community Amenity Contributions. The CAC guides encourage local governments that are considering CACs to take an approach that is legally sound, follows good...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Upcoming design workshops for the Township of Langley's Smith Neighbourhood Plan will be held on:              Date:            ...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Vancouver is leaning too heavily on the city’s developers for cash contributions to build community amenities such as libraries and parks. That charge comes from the Pacific branch of Urban Development Institute, an organization representing the local...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
TransLink launches a better AID approval process to help developers The TransLink Real Estate team has streamlined the AID (Adjacent and Integrated Development) approval process – making it more transparent and predictable for developers building around...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Register now for this global forum in 2014. Meet delegates from around the world. Make connections, share insights and make a difference. The new housing and home warranty industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Learn from...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Affinity Institute is holding a conference on Construction Contracting on May 27, 2014. The conference will be chaired by John Singleton, Q.C, of Singleton Urquhart. UDI members are eligible to receive 15% discount on registration by using the...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
High voltage lines, oil and gas pipelines, water, sewer and fiber optics lines lie in vast networks underground. The consequences of damage to buried infrastructure can be devastating. BCCGA and operators of these buried facilities invite you and your...
Monday, March 3, 2014
Over the last month, the LAPP Committee and the public attended six public learning sessions in the DTES neighbourhoods to gather input. There have also been a significant number of individual meetings with organizations and groups who...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
UDI members are eligible for a special one-time 45% discount to the NCI Charrette System Certificate training in Portland on March 10-14, 2014. This course has been offered at Harvard, and teaches the tools and techniques for planning and...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Based on the highly successful TOMS Shoes model for social enterprise, two Vancouver businessmen have started a real-estate gifting program with the lofty aspiration of providing 30,000 homes by 2020 to people living in Third World squalor. A...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
As the economy improves in 2014, British Columbia is forecast to once again become a magnet for new arrivals from across Canada and around the world. Population growth is an important indicator of economic health, and the province has been a laggard in...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Riverview Lands have over 100 years of significance in the province of British Columbia and the region.    The project team would like to hear from you as they explore the possibilities for the future of the lands through a Vision...
Monday, February 17, 2014
The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle is excited to be hosting Hillary Rodham Clinton next month. Limited tickets remain available at various levels. Event Details Hillary Rodham Clinton Former U.S. Secretary of State and Former U.S....
Monday, February 17, 2014
1% FOR THE PLANET PARTY Feb 21 Friday at 6:00 to 11:00pm At MGA | 63 East Cordova in Gastown   Hosted by JUNXION STRATEGY + MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE with live music by Hannah Epperson   An event to introduce new businesses to the...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Westcoast Homes and Design Magazine -  February 11, 2014  From density to transit, a look back and look ahead Anne McMullin is president and CEO of the Urban Development Institute. Hockey, weather, and real estate have long been the three...