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Monday, October 20, 2014
The Affinity Institute is hosting two upcoming confrerences. Use the codes below to receive a 15% discount when registering.  Hottest Construction Issues & Trends: Preparing for Success in 2015, chaired by John Logan, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLO...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The BC Government's Economic Development Division Webinar Series presents: Rental Renaissance: How to Support a Flourishing Rental Housing Sector in Your Community   Thursday October 30, 2014 1:30-3:00pm PST   Learn more The lack of...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The District of Squamish invites UDI members to attend an open house on October 23rd. Message from the District of Squamish below: The District of Squamish is undertaking a major update of its Flood Hazard Management Plan. The risk of flooding is a fact...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
by  Jeff Nagel - Langley Times posted Oct 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM Housing and transit issues dominated a forum of Fraser Valley mayors organized by the Urban Development Institute Wednesday In Langley. The panel discussion featured...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Oct 23, 2014 event - RICS and CIQS are collaborating on their first management seminar.  There are an unprecedented number of major construction and engineering projects underway in Canada with an ever increasing expectation of projects being...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mending the mismatch: Boomers and Gen Ys want compact communities and transit by: SPECIAL TO MLR -- on Sep 24, 2014 • 12:41 pm By: Patrick Santoro, Policy Analyst, Urban Development Institute Smart land use planning that...
Saturday, September 20, 2014
UDI, in partnership with Shaw TV, is pleased to announce 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...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
In part 2 of a series on affordability by the Urban Development Institute (read part 1), UDI discusses four zoning changes that could increase housing choice and diversity. Cottage homes or pocket neighbourhoods feature several small homes...
Friday, September 12, 2014
See attached the invitation to the Township of Langley Economic Forum taking place October 22 2014 at the Langley Events Centre. 
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The two-day LEED Green Associate study course provides the foundational knowledge for the LEED Green Associate exam. The LEED Green Associate Exam is an introductory-level exam for individuals who wish to demonstrate a general knowledge of LEED and green...
Monday, September 8, 2014
SENIOR HOUSING SUMMIT SEPTEMBER 2014 A one and one-half day Senior Housing Summit, planned for September 25 and 26, 2014, will reflect our strategy of awareness, advocacy and action in the cause of Affordable, Accessible and Appropriate Senior Housing...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Home affordability would require flexibility Changes to bylaws: Smaller homes, density needed     By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun columnist September 3, 2014   The Urban Development Institute’s Pacific Region is challenging...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
 BERM instructors, curriculum specialists and administrators will be on hand  to provide information about the BERM program, along with two guest presenters:  Jonathan Kassian - Coordinator, Green Jobs for BC http://greenjobsbc.org/...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Housing affordability continues to be a key concern of residents and decision makers in our region.  To respond, Metro Vancouver is updating the Regional Affordable Housing Strategy, first adopted in 2007. Join representatives of municipalities, non...
Friday, August 22, 2014
This report gives stratas the ability to plan ahead for maintenance and replacement costs   A depreciation report is an important tool that helps protect a home’s value, and is now required for most strata corporations. The report, or “reserve fund...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
September 11, 2014 | The Brand New Anvil Centre, New Westminster (SkyTrain: New Westminster)|   QUEST invites you to participate in “Community Energy Systems: Fostering a Dialogue between Developers and Local Governments” - a special afternoon...
Friday, August 15, 2014
   Affordability stable, with some bumps due to large construction projects Metro Vancouver’s housing affordability was stable in the second quarter of 2014, with some very specific projects affecting the numbers in some areas, statistical...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The relationship between local governments and First Nations has become increasingly complex. Changes to legislation, policy and case law on the nature and scope of First Nation rights and obligations have brought greater uncertainty for all parties....
Thursday, August 7, 2014
VICTORIA - In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 23 exceptional civic leaders were honoured today at Government House with the Province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia. “The Order of British...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Shifting dialogue and action on waste prevention and reductionTransform – Innovate – Collaborate   JEREMY RIFKINKEYNOTES JEREMY RIFKIN Author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the...