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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Does the city work well with developers? Should we worry about land parcels being bought for re-development? What about people vs. profits, or mid-rise vs.hi-rise? All of these concerns and more are addressed by Anne McMullin, President of the Urban...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The transit plebiscite is a watershed moment for the future of Vancouver. I’m voting Yes because I want to do something positive for my son’s generation, which is less reliant on personal vehicles. As an urban planner, I’m concerned about the long-term...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
     Building Smart #21 is Coming to Burnaby Next WeekRegister online today for this spring's seminar - Changes to 9.32 Ventilation in the BC Building Code. The ventilation requirements for single family residences and...
Monday, April 13, 2015
April 10, 2015 heritage revitalization Restoring our historic buildings turns them into a community asset Heritage revitalization celebrates the evolution of the city’s built form. When heritage buildings are preserved and enhanced, it creates...
Friday, April 10, 2015
A livable Vancouver requires a strong economy — and a long-range, regional perspective   By Anne McMullin, Special to The Vancouver Sun April 9, 2015   When it comes to compact, walkable and livable urban development, the planners...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Commercial Arbitration: Taking Advantage of User Control June 5, 2015  Chair: Gerald Ghikas, Vancouver Arbitration Chambers SFU Harbour Center, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC This conference brings together an incredibly accomplished...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The City of Coquitlam will be hosting a Community Information Session for the Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS) on Wednesday April 8th.    Community Information Session Wednesday April 8, 2015 City Hall Lobby – 3000 Guildford Way 4:00pm – 8:...
Monday, March 30, 2015
Hello UDI U40s – we are looking for six (6) well-connected, driven, and energetic young professionals to join our Under-40 Executive Committee! In addition to planning leadership breakfasts, lunch events and networking socials to bring together U40s...
Friday, March 27, 2015
Come show your support for the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition “YES” vote in Metro Vancouver’s transportation plebiscite. The “YES” campaign will hold a mid-campaign rally on Wednesday April 1, 2015 and we would love you to join us...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Building Act received Royal Assent on March 25, 2015. This represents a significant milestone in modernizing B.C.’s building regulatory system. It is a critical step in creating a more efficient and effective building regulatory system. The...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Half of the world's population now lives in cities. This means the mandate for transformative service delivery continues to test even the most visionary urban leaders and planners. Are you an influential senior leader or innovator who has been...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Four experts outline the benefits of having better transit and transportation that voters should have in mind for the Metro Vancouver transit referendum.   Panelists: Iain Black - President, Vancouver Board of Trade and Co-chair, Better Transit and...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Our transportation choices have a profound impact on how we and future generations will live in this region. We need a well-planned and appropriately capitalized transit system that will keep pace with the growth of our region. More rapid transit in...
Monday, March 23, 2015
We are looking for three (3) enthusiastic and engaged members to join the Women of UDI Committee! This volunteer position would be for a two-year term. Criteria of Committee Members: Commit to attending quarterly Committee meetings Commit to attending...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
About THE ART OF WAR Series: Leadership Stories from the TrenchesPlaying with the theses in Sun Tzu’s book on military strategy, we engage prominent business leaders in conversation around how they've successfully (and unsuccessfully) used...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Checked your mail today? If you’re a registered voter, you’ll be getting your voting package for the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite! Not sure what it’s all about? We’ve got a video here from the City of Vancouver that helps...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Universities and colleges across Metro Vancouver are voting YES in the Metro Vancouver Transportation Referendum, for increased access and better transit for their students and workers.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
In the coming months, Metro Vancouver residents will be voting on a new transportation package proposed by The Mayor’s Council. A successful “yes” vote in this plebiscite will be a triumph; its failure a historic loss. One way or another, we will be...
Monday, March 9, 2015
By Benjamin Dachis - C.D. Howe Institute   Traffic congestion slows down traffic – that is the visible cost of congestion. But it also causes people to forgo trips that they otherwise would take. This is the hidden cost of congestion.  ...