Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Thursday

LOCAL

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• Vancouver development permit board approves new casino site, mayor says will take extra precautions to ensure no gambling expansion [State of Vancouver]
• Vancouver casino project will have to help with harm reduction in return for development approval [Globe and Mail] Until it is done people are going to stick to bet with betvictor, the great thing is that the latest sportsbook promo codes are already available.
• Vancouver seeks intervenor status at National Energy Board hearings on Kinder Morgan pipeline [Georgia Straight]
• City of Vancouver to pay for councillor Tim Stevenson’s trip to Sochi Olympics [Georgia Straight]
• Park board deadline no longer in effect for rebel community centres [Georgia Straight]
• Vancouver approves 2014 operating and capital budgets [Georgia Straight]
• Ferry cuts ‘strangling’ Bowen Island, says mayor [Vancouver Sun]
• Vancouver city council approves 2014 budget [Vancouver Sun]

CASCADIA
• Oak Bay views shift in suites, duplexes, seniors housing [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Too Much Parking [Seattle Transit Blog]

CANADA
• Champlain Bridge down to one southbound lane overnight Thursday to Friday to install barriers [Montreal Gazette]
• TTC subway ‘guards’ on the edge of obsolescence [Toronto Star]

INTERNATIONAL
• How A Giant Mall Parking Lot Turned Into A Park And A Walkable Community [Fast Co.Exist]
• A Little Less Driving Means Big Dividends For Local Economies [Fast Co.Exist]
• The Strange Saga of the Ousted Mayor of Bogotá [The Atlantic Cities]
• See The Wheel That Will Change Bikes Forever [Posichange]
• I-70 remake at heart of plan to revive Denver’s Swansea neighborhood [Denver Post]