Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Monday

LOCAL
• Vancouver offers to buy Granville Island, Arbutus corridor — but the sale price unknown [State of Vancouver]
• When journalists become politicians — the perks and perils for Kirk LaPointe, Michael Valpy, Rene Levesque, Nicole Parton, and more, [State of Vancouver]
• Bringing the world to North Van’s waterfront [Fraseropolis]
• 1200 Homer Street (4) [Changing Vancouver]
• Reliability one factor for public to consider over cost of transit expansion [Globe and Mail]
• SkyTrain riders told: Next time, don’t flee [Globe and Mail]
• Vancouver Building Age Map [Price Tags]
• Housing activists demand end to gentrification in Downtown Eastside [Georgia Straight]
• Large crowd shows up at Vancouver park board meeting on keeping whales and dolphins captive [Georgia Straight]
• Kirk LaPointe’s musings seem more authentic than canned statements from Mayor Gregor Robertson [Georgia Straight]
• Vision Vancouver won’t return Trish Kelly to its election slate for November [Georgia Straight]
• NPA announces candidates for council without a nomination meeting [Georgia Straight]
• Vancouver’s most expensive house, circa 1915 (with video) [Vancouver Sun]
• Rising sea levels in Metro Vancouver spark open competition [Vancouver Sun]

CASCADIA
• The Case for Express Cascades Trains [Seattle Transit Blog]
• In Summary: The Long Range Plan [Seattle Transit Blog]
• Parks and Proposition 1: Oh, how to vote? [Crosscut]
• This is what Seattle’s skyline would look like if everything gets built [Puget Sound Business Journal]
• Six Victoria cycling routes OK’d for improvement [Victoria Times Colonist]

INTERNATIONAL
• The Geography of Melancholy [The American Reader]
• Inside the famous Phnom Penh cinema that has become a living nightmare [The Guardian]
• These Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities [Fast Co.Exist]
• Barcelona 11 – Impressions (2) [Price Tags]
• Barcelona 12 – Small Hidden Spaces (2) [Price Tags]
• Uppers and Downers [Washington City Paper]