Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Wednesday

LOCAL
• CP and Vancouver bargain over value of Arbutus rail line — $20 mil or $100 mil — as July 31 deadline looms [State of Vancouver]
• New city living: High-income families squeeze into small condos, which takes strategy and a good attitude [State of Vancouver]
• Two kids, two salaries – and an extremely compact inner-city loft [Globe and Mail]
• St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church [Changing Vancouver]
• Poll shows NPA rising in Vancouver mayoral race, despite rookie candidate [Globe and Mail]
• ‘I want to help,’ McNeil says of SkyTrain woes [Globe and Mail]
• TransLink taps former GO Transit head after SkyTrain gaffe [Globe and Mail]
• Vancouver, CP Rail far apart on value of Arbutus rail corridor [Globe and Mail]
• Ohrn Image: The New Powell Street [Price Tags]
• West End: Small sign of a big change [Price Tags]
• This Just In: Another System Failure [Price Tags]
• DejaVu All Over Again: A Reality Check on SkyTrain [Price Tags]
• Another ‘Most Congested Cities’ List – and its critics [Price Tags]
• Trish Garner: Where’s the fanfare for tackling poverty effectively? [Georgia Straight]
• George Heyman: CP Rail should press “pause” button before destroying community gardens [Georgia Straight]
• Pride 2014: Vancouver City Hall panel discusses how to be an LGBT sanctuary city [Georgia Straight]
• TransLink unions call for broader review of SkyTrain shutdowns [Georgia Straight]
• Will Vancouver NPA candidate Kirk LaPointe draw upon Malcolm Gladwell’s wisdom in mayoral race? [Georgia Straight]
• Transit Service in Metro Vancouver [South Fraser Blog]
• United We Can and City of Van bring new bottle recycling depot to False Creek and binners get more work [Vancouver Observer]
• TransLink referendum likely a ballot on road pricing to be mailed in next spring: mayor [Vancouver Sun]
• Independent review of SkyTrain outages may take until October (updated) [Vancouver Sun]

CASCADIA
• Greater Victoria pro-amalgamation group releases poll; wants vote in fall [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Airbnb says Portland hosts could provide emergency housing in a disaster [The Oregonian]
• Tilikum Crossing time lapse video traces 3 years of construction so far [The Oregonian]
• Streetcars: A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Seattle Transit Blog]
• Vaporettos for Portland? [Portland Transport]

INTERNATIONAL
• Developers take steps to reinvent suburban office parks [Boston Globe]
• When Cities Become Science, Where Does Art Fit In? [NPR]
• Barcelona 17 – The Diagonal (1) [Price Tags]
• With Urbanization as Goal, China Moves to Change Registration Rules [New York Times]