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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Urban Development Institute disappointed but not discouraged by transit plebiscite results Vancouver - The results of Metro Vancouver’s transit plebiscite concluded this week that the majority of voters do not support a sales tax increase to fund transit...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
PLEBISCITE VOTING RESULTS TO BE ISSUED THURSDAY, JULY 2   VICTORIA – Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer Ph.D. will issue the voting results for the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
49th Annual CPTA National Workshop September 27 - 30, 2015 - The Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax "THE CHANGING TIDES OF PROPERTY TAX" Preliminary Program and Registration Form available at www.cpta.org   Its a great opportunity to obtain...
Monday, June 15, 2015
June 11, 2015 Legends of BC's development industry:   Nat Bosa - Bosa Development Michael Audain - Polygon Homes David Podmore - Concert Properties   Moderated by UDI Chair David Porte (Porte Development)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
2015 Affordable Market Housing Webinar Series LONG TERM HOUSING DEMAND to 2041 BCREA projections in Vancouver | Victoria | Kelowna | BC Thursday June 25 2015| 1:30-2:30 PM PST   Summary The British Columbia Real Estate Association’s Economics...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
SAVE THE DATE – MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON Webinar: Windows, Doors and Skylights Public Review Thursday, June 18, 2015   Presented by:Office of Housing and Construction Standards Building and Safety Standards Branch   Some changes to...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
UDI in the News - Recent media mentions Bob Rennie's Annual Address - Video, transcript, photos, and media coverage New UDI Board Members Golf Tournaments 2015 - Winners and photos UDI Event Calendar See you at upcoming UDI events!   
Monday, June 8, 2015
  The new 2015 program is now available     Mark your calendars for October 27, 2015. BC Hydro is pleased to announce the program line-up around this year's theme, Getting to Zero: Innovating for the Future. And we're...
Friday, June 5, 2015
Click here to listen CBC's Kirk Williams interviews UDI President Anne McMullin about housing affordability. 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The transcript from Bob Rennie's UDI address 2015: "Can We Solve Affordability Without Density" is now available. Click here: http://indepth.rennie.com/2015/05/22/can-we-solve-affordability-without-density/
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Huffington Post - Andree Lau http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/05/22/bob-rennie-vancouver-real-estate-tax_n_7425434.html   Vancouver Observer - Simon Liem http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bob-rennie-calls-more-condos-plus-speculation-tax...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Written by Anne McMullin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Development Institute (UDI) for Vancity Buzz They are doing it in London. They are doing it in Toronto. They want to do it in Vancouver. Taking notes from global cities where...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Please be advised that new inflation adjusted Development Cost Levy (DCL) rates for the City of Vancouver are proposed to come into effect on September 30, 2015. Staff plan on recommending these new rates to Council on July 8, 2015. This year’s proposed...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
TOMORROW’S THINKING TODAY INAUGURAL MAYOR’S BREAKFAST JOIN MAYOR HENRY BRAUN FOR BREAKFAST AND HIS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS   TICKETS: $25 each ($185 for a table of 8) Register early, space is limited.   The Mayor’s address...
Monday, May 25, 2015
Bob Rennie gave his annual address to the UDI membership on May 22, 2015.
Monday, May 25, 2015
CBC's Steven Quinn interview's UDI's Anne McMullin about gentle densifiaction. Click Thursday May 21, 4:30 pm (interview starts 36 minutes in) http://www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/past-episodes/
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Stiffer foreign ownership rules would barely make a dent on Vancouver’s real estate market, according to the Urban Development Institute.   The most effective way to take pressure off the housing crunch is to increase supply by rezoning...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 Still Time to Register for the HPO's Last Free Information Session in Burnaby Our Free Information Session are designed to help builders understand the changes to the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation and the new requirements, including core...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Metro Vancouver has recently published a number of reports, which may be of interest to you:   ·         Office Development in Metro Vancouver’s Urban Centres Update Report ·     ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
   Cambie Corridor Phase 3   Get Involved in Cambie Corridor: Phase 3 Planning    Hi everyone, We're launching the next phase of planning for the Cambie Corridor and want you to be part of it.Phases 1 and 2 helped create the...