Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Thursday

LOCAL
• Condo owners ordered to sell unit after parking-spot dispute that wouldn’t end [Globe and Mail]
• Surrey Mayor feels ‘blessed’ to have governed [Globe and Mail]
• No easy way to save city heritage homes from wrecking ball [Business in Vancouver]
• Vancouver to ask federal government for referendum on Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline [Georgia Straight]
• No competition for Niki Sharma in bid for Vision Vancouver council nomination [Georgia Straight]
• North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale attracts a surge of city dwellers [Vancouver Sun]
• Vancouver Campfire Project proposes fire pits on beaches [Vancouver Sun]
• Winning the Transit Referendum: Notes from Toronto [Vancouver Sun]
• Downtown ribbon display adds to Vancouver’s urban fabric [Vancouver Sun]
• Dianne Watts lauds Surrey in her final address [Vancouver Sun]
• Pedestrians continue crossing illegally as Langley RCMP investigate accident [Vancouver Sun]

CASCADIA
• Nanaimo home builders off to strong start this year [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Crosscut launches new Knute Berger urbanism eBook [Crosscut]
• Portland’s Harbor Drive was an urban development landmark, for going away [The Oregonian]

INTERNATIONAL
• Everybody Do The Idaho Stop, Ctd [The Dish]
• It’s Not Always a Bad Thing for Rents to Rise With Transit Growth [The Atlantic Cities]
• Completely Surreal Photos Of America’s Abandoned Malls [Buzzfeed]
• Road to rebirth? S.F.’s post-freeway Octavia may be a model [SF Gate]
• Toledo goes to China: can small cities go it alone on the global stage? [The Guardian Cities]
• The evolution of London: the city’s near-2,000 year history mapped [The Guardian Cities]